LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP)—The IOC ordered disciplinary action against top Olympic officials from four countries on Wednesday after a British newspaper's sting alleged they offered to supply London Games tickets to the black market.
The high school boy's basketball team at The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Demetrios in Elmhurst, IL defeated the team from SS Peter and Paul Church of Glenview, IL at the 2012 Meropolitan Iakovos Thanksgiving Tournament. The thrilling match ended in a score of 52-36. Pictured (left to right) Coach John Sellas, George Koupas, Leo Theodore, Dimitri Karabelas, Conner Scarlatis, Anthony Accetta, Dino Kandalepas, Coach Nick Papanicolaou, Christos Kaldis and Anthony Neri.
The high school boy's basketball team at The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Demetrios in Elmhurst, IL defeated the team from SS Peter and Paul Church of Glenview, IL at the 2012 Meropolitan Iakovos Thanksgiving Tournament. The thrilling match ended in a score of 52-36.
KONTOS WORLD SERIES CHAMP! Chicago area Greeks are beaming with pride as one of our own is now a World Series champion! Relief pitcher George Kontos, signed by the San Francisco Giants mid-season, posted a solid 2.80 ERA during the regular season and was on the roster for the postseason as well, including an appearance in the World Series in relief. The Giants swept the Detroit Tigers 4-0 to win the title. Kontos, 25, prepped at Niles West High School in north suburban Chicago and played college ball at Northwestern University. He attended St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church and he and his family are well-known throughout the region. George has a facebook fan page so enter his name in the search box and “like” his page. We’ll be seeing a lot more of him in the years to come and are thrilled at many more opportunities to cheer on our “local kid done good”!
ATHENS (AP)— Panathinaikos fired coach Jesualdo Ferreira on Thursday after a string of disappointing results in the Greek league, replacing him with former player and coach Juan Ramon Rocha.
ATHENS (AP)— Costas Mitroglou scored twice in the second half to lead Olympiakos to a 4-0 away win over last-place AEK Athens in the Greek league Sunday.
Mitroglou was also involved in the opening goal in the 23rd minute, being brought down in the area by Yago Fernandez. Djamel Abdoun converted the penalty and Fernandez was shown a red card.
Mitroglou scored with a long-range drive in the 57th and David Fuster made it 3-0 in the 85th before helping set up Mitroglou's second goal three minutes later.
Frustrated AEK supporters clashed with police after the game. No injuries were reported.
The win kept Olympiakos five points clear of second-place PAOK, which won 2-0 over Platanias. Also Sunday, third-place Panionios lost 1-0 at Atromitos and Panthrakikos beat Asteras 1-0.
ATHENS, Greece (AP)—Greece’s Olympic Committee says new deep funding cuts in the 2013 state budget will hamstring sports federations—less than a decade after hosting the 2004 Games.
Ambassador Panagopoulos was a Guest of Honor at the 37th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) that took place in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, October 28. The MCM is currently the fourth largest marathon in the United States and the ninth largest in the world. In the largest participation in the event’s 37 year history, the Marine Corps Marathon welcomed almost 30,000 participants from every state and 54 countries. Nearly 150,000 spectators attended the event.