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  • Tokyo Olympics Ceremony Missing Greek Anthem and Greek Flag Raising

    The Tokyo Olympics 2020 finally kicked off today with tons of controversy and protests against the games being held right outside the stadium during the opening ceremony. After being postponed a year due to the pandemic the Opening Ceremony seemed very simple and somber. The ceremonies lacked the glamour and excitement of other years. However, most athletes and sports fans are glad they are finally happening. Greek Gold Medalists, Anna Korakaki and Eleftherios Petrounias, of Greece, carried the Greece flag and entered first in the parade of nations as always since the Olympics were created in Greece in 776 BC. During the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the…

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: From the Streets of Athens to NBA Champion

    The “Greek Freak” Giannis Antetokounmpo is the new King of Basketball! He went from selling things on the streets of Sepolia, Athens, Greece to NBA Champion and NBA Finals MVP! Along with the Milwaukee Bucks, he scored 50 points in Game 6 and wowed the over 70,000 fans outside with at least 30,000 inside the arena. Giannis and the Bucks came back from being down 0-2 in the series and won the NBA Championship in Game 6 for the first time in 50 years of Milwaukee franchise history. The 2 time MVP in Regular Season, 5 time All Star, won the NBA Finals MVP. The NBA star has come a…

  • Give Greece Back Her Olympics…For Good!

    The Olympics belong back in Greece. Hosting the games in a different country every four years invites chaos, corruption, and redundant infrastructure. The Salzburg Music Festival or the Rose Bowl would not be held in Akron or Burkina Faso. Why would you host the Olympics someplace other than the birthplace of the games? As the kids say, doing anything else is cultural appropriation. (Set aside the fact that Ancient Greece is already responsible for three-quarters of Western civilization.) The Olympics were invented in Greece and express Greek ideals about the beauty and grace of strong physical skills. These ideals are universally acknowledged, which is why countries from all over the…

  • Kate Hudson Climbs 999 Steps at Nafplio Fortress in Greece

    Hollywood actress, Kate Hudson, has been very vocal about her love for Greece. The actress visits Skiathos island every summer, with her family and parents Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Her family has a house on Skiathos island: “Greece is my favorite vacation spot; I feel really at home there. I love the culture, the people are wonderful, and the water is just so incredibly appealing, I don’t have a favorite Greek island—they’re all amazing. I love the food, the people, the color of the water;” Kate and her husband climbed the 999 steps of the Nafplio Fortress of Palamidi. An amazing 17th century fortress of the Peloponnese. The beautiful…

  • Demi Moore Becomes a Godmother in Greece

    The famous Hollywood actress, Demi Moore, became a Godmother (“Νoná”) yesterday, as she christened the daughter of Andreas and Athanasia Steggou (business couple) inside the chapel of Agios Nikolaos, in Xerokampos, Sitia on the beautiful Crete island in Greece. The christened baby girl named Ariadne Zoe had not 1 but 3 Godmothers: Demi Moore, Christina Psillidou, wife of Dimitris Psillidis (investment banker in London) and Veronica Pastra, wife of owner of the famous Nammos, Zanni Franzescu. The three Godmothers were dressed like Greek goddesses. They wore all white and beautiful wreaths of flowers, while the famous American actress Moore was glowing and very friendly with everyone. Demi Moore has known…

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    Greece Imposes No Standing Allowed at Restaurants, Nightclubs, and Bars

    Owners of Greek bars and nightclubs fear that new limitations permitting only seated customers may hurt revenue during the crucial summer season, but they stated on Wednesday that they accept the rules as necessary to curb a Coronavirus outbreak. On July 8, authorities reimposed restrictions on restaurants, nightclubs, and pubs, which took effect on July 8. There is no standing customers allowed. “It’s a step back, and it’ll undoubtedly have an impact on tourism, but it’s deemed necessary to avoid losing the rest of the summer. We’ll wait patiently “Ilias Babatsikos, a 27-year-old beach bar manager in the Athens neighbourhood of Alimos, agreed. Greece has had a recent 75% surge…

  • The Secrets of the Parthenon 2500 Years Later

    The Parthenon is one of the most famous structures in Western civilization’s history. It has stood in splendour atop the Acropolis Hill in Athens for almost 2,500 years. The Parthenon’s cleverness, according to experts, has allowed it to miraculously survive the ravages of time, nature, and humans. Throughout the centuries the Parthenon has withstood earthquakes, fire, wars, explosions and looting yet remains, although battered, a powerful symbol of resilience 2500 years later. Engineers, architects, and scientists have pondered for decades how this amazing edifice has managed to withstand the test of time and continue to tower majestically over Greece’s capital. Since its completion in 438 BC, this architectural and engineering…

  • 13 Year Old Greek Girl Wins Global Literature Competition

    Marita Datseri, a 13 year old Greek girl from Crete, won the Global Literature Competition hosted by the Writers’ Union of Northern Greece. Marita spoke to AMNA on Monday, and spoke of her recent accomplishment. The intelligent young writer from Heraklion, Crete, just finished her first year of middle school and is already wowing influential people in the literature world with her work about the Greek Revolution of 1821. The Writers’ Union of Northern Greece announced the 17th annual competition, which was themed on the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution. Datseri was unquestionably the best candidate to enter, having expressed her passion for history on numerous occasions. She enjoys…

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