Greece Rio 2016 Olympics

Sixth Place for Greek Polo

Sixth Place for Greek Polo

GREECE RIO 2016 OLYMPICS: The Greek National Water Polo team finished in 6th place at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after falling to Hungary 12-10 in today’s 5th place match. Serbia won the gold medal (Croatia silver) while Italy defeated Montenegro in the bronze medal match.

OLYMPIC GOLD FOR STEFANIDIS!

OLYMPIC GOLD FOR STEFANIDIS!

GREECE RIO 2016 OLYMPICS: OLYMPIC GOLD FOR KATERINA STEFANIDIS! The Greek athlete has won the GOLD medal in the Women's Pole Vault Event. It is Greece's 3rd gold medal at the Rio 2016 Games and the first gold medal in Track & Field since 2004. Her best jump was recorded at 4.85 meters!

BRONZE for Kagialis & Mantis

BRONZE for Kagialis & Mantis

GREECE RIO 2016 OLYMPICS: Panagiotis Kagialias and Pavlos Mantis have won Greece's 5th medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The Greek duo finished today's medal race of the Men's 470 Sailing event in 10th place (3rd overall), one position behind Australia, to earn Greece's 2nd BRONZE medal at the Rio games.

Kagialis & Mantis Secure Another Greek Medal!

Kagialis & Mantis Secure Another Greek Medal!

GREECE RIO 2016 OLYMPICS: Greece will celebrate another medal tomorrow! Panagiotis Kagialis & Pavlos Mantis have secured an Olympic Medal after the conclusion of the preliminary races in the Men's 470 Sailing event. Tomorrow in the medal race, they will look to hold onto 2nd place or even go for the gold!

Italy Drowns Greece's Dream

Italy Drowns Greece's Dream

GREECE RIO 2016 OLYMPICS: Greek Water Polo will have to wait another four years for an Olympic Medal...Italy defeated Greece 9-5 in the quarter-finals of the Men's Water Polo tournament, ending Greece's dream for a medal in Rio. 

AMAZING Gianniotis...Fingertips From Gold

AMAZING Gianniotis...Fingertips From Gold

GREECE RIO 2016 OLYMPICS: What an ending in the Men's 10km Open Water Swimming event! Spyros Gianniotis lost the gold medal by a fingertip and earned the silver medal in the competition. The final placement was decided by a photo finish which lasted 15 minutes after the event. In his 5th Olympic Games, Gianniotis finally earns the Olympic medal he deserves. **VIDEO**

Filippidis Far From His Best

Filippidis Far From His Best

GREECE RIO 2016 OLYMPICS: The big jump did not come for Kostas Filippidis...The Greek Pole vaulter finished in 7th place in the Final Round of the competition only registering one successful jump at 5.50 meters.

D.O.M.I.N.A.N.C.E

D.O.M.I.N.A.N.C.E

GREECE RIO 2016 OLYMPICS: Eleftherios Petrounias has done it, OLYMPIC GOLD! With a score of 16.000 the Greek athlete confirmed that he is the best Rings gymnastic in the world, earning Greece's 3rd medal at the Rio games (2nd gold).**VIDEO** 

Papachristou Dissapoints in the Final

Papachristou Dissapoints in the Final

GREECE RIO 2016 OLYMPICS: Voula Papachristou failed to record a big jump in the Final round of the Women’s Triple Jump and finished 8th in the competition. Her best jump was 14.26 meters.

Kokkalanis Finishes 5th

Kokkalanis Finishes 5th

GREECE RIO 216 OLYMPICS: Byron Kokkalanis finished in 5th place (overall) after today's medal race in the Men's RSX Sailing event. In the race, he finished in 8th place and failed to finish in the top 3 of the competition. 

Better Now Rather Than Later

Better Now Rather Than Later

GREECE RIO 2016 OLYMPICS: The Greek National Water Polo team was handed their first defeat at the Rio 2016 Olympics after a poor showing against Australia. The Aussies came away with a rather easy 12-7 victory and kept their hopes alive to advance to the quarterfinals. Greece will not finish atop of Group A and will await the results from the other group matches later today. 

Filippidis to the Final

Filippidis to the Final

GREECE RIO 2016 OLYMPICS: Konstantinos Filippidis secured his place in the Men’s Pole Vault Final with a jump of 5.70 meters. The Greek athlete seemed very confident in the qualifying round as he finished second in place. 

Papachristou Jumps to the Final

Papachristou Jumps to the Final

GREECE RIO 2016 OLYMPICS: Voula Papachristou will be in tomorrow’s final of the Women’s Triple Jump! The Greek athlete automatically qualified for the final round with her jump of 14.43 meters.

Greek Samba

Greek Samba

GREECE RIO 2016 OLYMPICS: Greece danced “Samba” around Brazil..The National Water Polo team defeated Brazil 9-4 in the first place clash of Group A. The Greek team dominated the hosts and clinched a spot in the Quarter-finals of the competition. Australia will be Greece’s final opponent in Group A and a Greek win will give them first place in the group.

Proud of our Rowing Teams

Proud of our Rowing Teams

GREECE RIO 2016 OLYMPICS: Greece had two representatives in today’s final rounds of the Rowing competitions. Asoumanaki and Nikolaidou were one spot away from the bronze medal (finished 4th) in the Women’s Double Sculls while the surprise Greek team of the Men’s Lightweight Four finished 6th in the competition. Despite not earning a medal in either event, both teams made it to the final round of each race concluding a successful Olympic Games for the Greek rowing teams.

An Unfortunate End for the LEGEND Iliadis

An Unfortunate End for the LEGEND Iliadis

GREECE RIO 2016 OLYMPICS: Ilias Iliadis, one of Greece's hopes for a medal, made a very early exist in the Men’s 90kg Judo event. The former Olympic Champion lost by Ippon and was defeated in the Round of 32 by Cheng Xunzhao from China. After his exit from the competition, Iliadis announced that Rio 2016 were his final Olympic Games.

Greece Saves a Point & First Place

Greece Saves a Point & First Place

GREECE RIO 2016 OLYMPICS: Vlachopoulos scored a goal with 5 seconds to play giving Greece an extremely valuable point against Hungary. The 8-8 draw keeps Greece unbeaten in the Group Stage of the tournament and puts then as the favorites to finish first in Group A. The Galanolefki will face Brazil on Friday for matchday 4.

The GOLDEN Girl of Greece

The GOLDEN Girl of Greece

GREECE RIO 2016 OLYMPICS: Anna Korakaki has won GOLD in the Women’s 25m pistol Shooting event! The young Greek athlete won her second medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and gave Greece their first gold since 2004! She defeated Monika Karsch from Germany 8-6 in the gold medal match.**VIDEO**