Greece’s traditional basketball owners Panathinaikos and Olympiakos earned tough wins to keep their pre-eminence in the Greek league.
Nelson Valdez and David Fuster scored to lead Olympiakos to a 2-0 win over Panthrakikos in the Greek league and its 41st championship.
Citing a crushing economic crisis, Greece’s sports secretariat is cutting funding for amateur sports in half, drawing criticism from the sports federation.
Greece’s Konstadinos Filippidis won the event at the World Indoor Athletics Championships at Sopot, Germany on March 8.
Greek basketball power Panathinaikos, playing at home, was shocked in Euroleague play on March 7, beaten 68-61 by the Spanish team Laboral Kutxa,
Park Chu-young marked his return to South Korea’s team by scoring the opening goal in a 2-0 win over Greece in a World Cup warm-up.
Greek soccer star Kostas Mitroglou, who left Olympiakos to sign with the British Premier League team Fulham isn’t fit to play yet, the team’s coach said.
Eleven people were arrested for unruly behavior and violence before, during and after Panathinaikos’ 3-0 victory over Olympiakos in Greek soccer play.
Panathinaikos ended Olympiakos’ 27-match unbeaten league run on March 2 with a stormy 3-0 away victory that was interrupted by fans throwing objects.
After being beaten by Panathiniakos, European basketball champions Olympiakos lost 78-74 at Fenerbache/Ulker in Turkey,