OLYMPIC SPORTS: Greek pole vaulter Ekaterini Stefanidi was awarded the title of European Athlete of the Year in the women’s category. She was determined the winner after all voting results were calculated from the social media vote, the media vote, the Member Federation vote, and the European Athletics Expert Panel vote.
OLYMPIC SPORTS: Greek gymnast Eleftherios Petrounias added yet another gold medal to his collection, as he captured first place in the men’s rings event at the 2017 World Championships in Montreal. With this medal, he will continue to hold the title of Olympic, World, and European champion all at the same time.
OTHER GREEK SPORTS (TENNIS, WUHAN OPEN): The Greek crew consisting of Eleftherios Konsolas, Panagiotis Magdanis, Spyridon Giannaros, and Ninos Nikolaidis captured the bronze medal at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota, Florida. This medal, in the men’s lightweight quadruple sculls event, was the only medal that Greece won at this year’s event. With this success, Greece has now won at least one medal at the World Rowing Championships every year since 2004! **VIDEO**
OTHER GREEK SPORTS (TENNIS, WUHAN OPEN): Maria Sakkari’s dream run in Wuhan ended in the semifinals, as France’s Caroline Garcia defeated the Greek player in straight sets, 6-3 6-2. Sakkari will now move up to a career-high ranking, and get an unexpected but well-deserved week off from tournament play. **HIGHLIGHTS**
OTHER GREEK SPORTS (TENNIS, WUHAN OPEN): Maria Sakkari’s impressive tournament in Wuhan has continued, as she defeated France’s Alize Cornet in the quarterfinals, 7-6 7-5 in 2 hours and 25 minutes.
OTHER GREEK SPORTS (TENNIS, WUHAN OPEN): After her big win against Caroline Wozniacki on Tuesday, Maria Sakkari followed it up by beating 16th seeded Elena Vesnina of Russia 7-6 7-5, to reach the quarterfinals of the Wuhan Open.
OTHER GREEK SPORTS (TENNIS, WUHAN OPEN): Young Greek tennis player Maria Sakkari has continued to make her mark on the WTA tour. On Tuesday she scored the biggest win of her career at the Wuhan Open, upsetting world number six Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the second round, 7-5 6-3. **VIDEO**
OLYMPIC SPORTS: Greek pole vaulter Ekaterini Stefanidi is among the favorites to win the title of “European Athlete of the Year” for 2017. Stefanidi, who won the World Championships, European Indoor Championships, and Diamond League in 2017, would be a worthy recipient of this award.
OLYMPIC SPORTS (GREECE): Greece’s young tennis ace Stefanos Tsitsipas in on cloud nine after celebrating his his first ever ATP Challenger singles title with victory in the AON Open Challenger Memorial Giorgio Messina in Genova.
OLYMPIC SPORTS (IAAF DIAMON LEAGUE): Katerina Stefanidis was crowned the champion of this year’s Diamond League, winning the gold medal for a second consecutive year.
OTHER GREEK SPORTS (TENNIS, US OPEN): Maria Sakkari's US Open run ended in the round of 32, as she fell to 9th seeded American Venus Williams, 6-3 6-4. The 22-year-old Greek put up a good fight against the two-time US Open champion, as the two players were only separated by one break in each set.
OTHER GREEK SPORTS (TENNIS, US OPEN): 22-year-old Maria Sakkari continues to put Greek tennis on the map, as she has once again reached the third round of a major. This time, she won two consecutive straight set matches at the US Open to become the first Greek player ever (male or female) to reach the third round at three Grand Slams in the same calendar year. She also made the third round at this year’s Australian Open and Wimbledon.
OLYMPIC SPORTS (IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS): Katerina Stefanidis has done it again, this time at the IAAF World Championships in London. The Greek pole vaulter won yet another gold medal registering a jump of 4.91 meters, a new Panhellenic record. **VIDEO**
OTHER GREEK SPORTS (TENNIS): Maria Sakkari’s Wimbledon adventure ended on Friday after Greece’s 21-year-old woman's number one tennis ace was beaten in straight sets in the third round by home favourite Johanna Konta.
OTHER GREEK SPORTS (TENNIS): Young Greek tennis ace Maria Sakkari on Wednesday qualified for the third round of Wimbledon after completing an impressive comeback victory against Kristyna Pliskova.
OLYMPIC SPORTS (SAILING WORLD CUP SERIES): It was a successful World Cup series in Santander for the Greek team as Pavlos Kagialis/Panagiotis Mantis celebrated gold in the Men’s 470 while Vasileia Karachaliou won silver in the Women’s Laser Standard event.
INTERVIEW (STEFANOS TSITSIPAS): Stefanos Tsitsipas recently became the first Greek male to play in Grand Slam in 9 years after making it into the first round of the French Open at Roland Garros. AGONAsport’s Graham Wood caught up with Greece’s teenage tennis star to talk about childhood dreams, following your instincts and staying humble.
OTHER GREEK SPORTS (TENNIS): Unfortunately, the Greek players competing at this year’s French Open didn’t last too long, as both main draw participants lost in the opening round. 18-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas and 21-year-old Maria Sakkari both put up good fights, but ultimately were unable to beat their older and higher ranked opponents.
OTHER GREEK SPORTS (TENNIS-ROLAND GARROS): Stefanos Tsitsipas qualified for the main draw of the Roland Garros (French Open) after winning three consecutive qualifying matches. The 18-year old will be the first Greek tennis player to compete in a major since 2008.
OLYMPIC SPORTS (ISSF WORLD CUP): Anna Korakaki continues to impress in the sport of shooting after winning three medals at the ISSF World Cup in Munich (one gold and two bronze) and was also awarded the title of “2016 ISSF Shooter of the Year.”
OLYMPIC SPORTS (RS:X WINDSURFING EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS): Byron Kokkalanis earned the silver medal at the RS:X Windsurfing European Championships in Marseille.
OLYMPIC SPORTS (EUROPEAN ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS): Lefteris Petrounias was crowned the European Champion in the Rings competition for the third straight year, after winning gold at the European Championships in Romania. **VIDEO**
OLYMPIC SPORTS (EUROPEAN INDOOR ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS): Katerina Stefanidis has won GOLD again! The Greek athlete finished first in the Women's Pole Vault event at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Belgrade.**VIDEO**
OLYMPIC SPORTS (EUROPEAN INDOOR ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS): Voula Papachristou won Greece’s second medal at the European Indoor Athletics Championships by claiming the bronze medal in the Women's Triple Jump.**VIDEO**
OLYMPIC SPORTS (EUROPEAN INDOOR ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS): Kostas Filippidis set a new Panhellenic record at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in the Men’s Pole Vault to win the silver medal. Greek youngster Emmanouil Karalis finished 11th.
OLYMPIC SPORTS (ISAF SAILING WORLD CUP): The Greek team earned two medals at the 2017 ΙSAF Sailing World Cup in Miami after Vasileia Karachaliou won GOLD in the Women’s Lasar Radial event and Panagiotis Mantis/Pavlos Kagialis won bronze in the Men’s 460 event.
OLYMPIC SPORTS: Rio 2016 gold and bronze medalist, Anna Korakaki was awarded the Shooter of the Year Award of the International Sport Shooting Federation for 2016.
OLYMPIC SPORTS: The International Olympic Committee released a video honoring Pyrros Dimas’ World Record setting lift that led to a gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta.**VIDEO**
GREEK SPORTS: It was another special night at the annual P.S.A.T. (Panhellenic Association of Sports Press) Awards as the best of the best in Greek Sports for 2016 were honored. Petrounias and Korakaki were named the male and female athletes of the year while Kagialis/Mantis were announced as “Team of the Year.”
GREEK SPORTS: On Thursday, the sports journalists and members of the PSAT voted to establish the three nominees for each category for this year’s PSAT awards. The PSAT honors and nominees include all the best athletes and coaches in Greek sports for the calendar year.