Junior Men’s Water Polo Day 4: Russia and Greece draw 10-10

Source: zwemza.com

Picture: Russell McKinnon

Russia and Greece battled to a thrilling 10-10 draw in Group A action at the FINA Junior Men’s World Championships at the Sports Centre Milan Gale Muskatirovic here today.

Greece led 6-4 at halftime and star Daniil Merkulov, who played for Russia in Budapest at the FINA World Championships, was red-carded before halftime. Konstantin Kharkov scored three of his four goals in teh second half with the go-ahead 10th goal for a 10-8 advantage. It was left to Charalampos Troulos to score the final two Greek goals in 38 seconds to secure the draw and keep Greece without a loss for the  week.

In the other Group A match, United States of America made it two from three in defeating Puerto Rico 18-7 with Tyler Abramson topping the scorers with six.

In Group D, Italy replaced Canada as the second best team with a 15-5 victory against the North Americans in the day’s opener. Hungary stayed top with a third consecutive win following a rest day, defeating Egypt 22-5. World Championship silver medallist Kristian Manhercz and Kristof Szatmari top-scored with four apiece.

In Group B, Netherlands frustrated Japan in a close encounter, taking a one-goal lead into the last period and finishing 14-2 ahead after Japan had levelled twice. Spain confirmed second place with a 17-12 margin over Montenegro after trailing by a goal at halftime and winning the third period 5-1. Alejandro Bustos and Alvaro Granados netted four goals each.

In Group C, Serbia turned it on for the home crowd with a 25-5 dissection of New Zealand, turning at 16-1.Nikola Radonjic was the best for the Serbs with five goals. Australia beat Argentina 14-5 and also remains unbeaten, heading for Wednesday’s clash with Serbia for the group win.

Progress points:
Group A: Greece 7, USA 4, Russia 3, Iran 2, Puerto Rico 0.
Group B: Croatia 6, Spain 6, Montenegro 2, Netherlands 2, Japan 0.
Group C: Serbia 6, Australia 6, China 2, Argentina 2, New Zealand 0.
Group D: Hungary 6, Italy 4, Canada 4, Egypt 2, South Africa 0.

Match schedule:
Match 25. 09:00, Group D, ITALY 15 CANADA 5
Match 26, 10:20, Group D, HUNGARY 22 EGYPT 5
Match 27, 11:40, Group A, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 18 PUERTO RICO 7
Match 28. 13:00, Group A, RUSSIA 10 GREECE 10
Match 29, 16:40, Group B, NETHERLANDS 14 JAPAN 12
Match 31. 18:00, Group C, NEW ZEALAND 5 SERBIA 25
Match 30. 19:20, Group B, MONTENEGRO 12 SPAIN 17
Match 32. 20:40, Group C, AUSTRALIA 14 ARGENTINA 5

Russell McKinnon, FINA Media Committee

‘Patmos Revelation’ event promotes holy Greek Island as sports tourism destination

The Greek island Patmos is the sacred place, where Saint John the Theologian was exiled and wrote the “Apocalypse”

For the first time, the Greek island of Patmos in Dodecanese, Greece will a host a high-level sporting event entitled “Patmos Revelation” from June 30 to July 2 aiming to highlight Patmos as a sports tourism destination.

The event #patmosrevelation will be organized by the Municipality of Patmos in cooperation with Active Media Group and feature Greek Olympic and world champions, youngsters and adults, professional and amateur athletes who will compete in running and open water swimming races.

According to an announcement by the organizers “the aim of the event is for sports tourism to be promoted as an alternative choice to visitors, who will get acquainted with a different and unprecedented experience, while enjoying the mystical atmosphere of the island.”

“The reason we chose to bring sports tourism to Patmos is because we want to showcase the beauties of our island by attracting people of all ages, while offering fun and hospitality,” noted the Mayor of Patmos, Grigoris Stoikos.

More information is to be announced in the next weeks on the registration process and the program of the activities.

The Greek island Patmos is the sacred place, where Saint John the Theologian was exiled and wrote the “Apocalypse”, the ultimate prophetic book in the Bible. 

It is a popular pilgrimage site, as every year thousands of tourists visit the Monastery and the Cave of the Apocalypse – both declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Source: http://www.tornosnews.gr/

Olympiakos: Greek club celebrate 44th league title, but may still miss out


Olympiakos are the most successful club in Greek football history

Olympiakos celebrated winning the Greek league for a 44th time on Sunday, but they may still miss out on the title.

A hearing on Tuesday will decide what punishment the club will receive over crowd trouble after a Greek Cup semi-final first leg defeat by AEK Athens.

The Piraeus club are six points clear of PAOK with one match left, but they could still get a six-point deduction.

If that were to happen, PAOK would go top if they won their last match of the season and Olympiakos lost theirs.

PAOK, who have won the league just twice before, the most recent time in 1985, have the better head-to-head record.

Goals from ex-Chelsea winger Marko Marin, Manuel Da Costa, two from Alberto de la Bella and an Alejandro Dominguez penalty earned a 5-0 home win over Giannina on Sunday.

“It has been a strange season but in the end we’re the champions and that’s what matters,” Olympiakos coach Takis Lemonis said after the game.

His side play 11th-placed Panaitolikos in their final match of the season next Sunday, when PAOK play 10th-placed Kerkyra.

GREECE OZTAG Australia 2017


GREECE OZTAG Australia would like to wish all Oztaggers traveling to Coffs Harbour for the 2017 Oztag State Cup A happy and safe journey. It is raining so be safe… and Good luck to All teams.BIG SHOUT OUT TO SOUTHS…📯

This year we do have a few players and Coaches from Greece Representing there region.. Wishing you all Good luck.

PLAYERS TEAMS

RENEE Kalotinis, ST GEORGE WOMENS OP

PAULA Galatoulas, HURRICANES WOMENS 20s

ALANA Kipriotis, SOUTHS MIXED OPENS

MONTANA Ojeda, EAST RYDE 20S MIXED

JADE EVANS, SOUTHS MIXED OPENS

TAYLAH Middleton, HURRICANES WOMENS 20s

KATE Macpherson, SOUTHS MIXED OPENS

SAMANTHA Glumac, HURRICANES MIXED OPENS

MARIA Posantzis, ACT WOMENS 20S

GEORGE Filipipoulos, ROOSTERS MENS OP

PAUL KERR, ROOSTERS MENS OP

DEAN KOVELIS, EAST RYDE MENS OP

CHRIS Brosnan, ROOSTERS MENS OP.

TERRY Pizanias, ST GEORGE 20s Mens

ANDREW Karabatsos, ST GEORGE 20s Mens

CAIN Homann, ST GEORGE 20s Mens

CHRISTOPHER Nicholls, ROOSTERS MENS Op

CHRISTIAN Galbovski, ROOSTERS MENS OP

ANDREW Buckingham, SOUTHS 30S MENS

PETER Kalaizis, SOUTHS MENS OP

THOMAS Giatsios, SOUTHS MIXED OP

JAMIECosti, HOMEBUSH MIXED OPENS

GEORGE Panagiotopoulos, EAST HILLS MENS OP

PETER Constantionou, SOUTHS 30s MENS

JAMES Mina, ST GEORGE 20S MENS

COACHES

JIM PIZANIAS ST GEORGE 20s MENS

MATT RIAD SOUTHS

AZZI NUSANTARA SOUTHS TRAINER

INJURED PLAYERS

EMILIO Khatis, ST GEORGE 20S MENS

ASHOURINA Odisho, SOUTHS MIXED OPENS

MICHAEL Buckingham, SOUTHS MIXED OPENS

JORDAN CHONGY ST GEORGE 20S MENS

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OUR PLAYERS…

Australian Greek Oztag vs New Zealand score was 23 – 3

Australia’s finest Greek oztag players

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So after a long few months and hard work ppl are finally getting Excited.

Australia’s finest Greek oztag players will be representing Greece This weekend in New Zealand at the 2016 Oceania indiginous invitational Cup..

Good luck to all our players, coaches and managers travelling today and tomorrow I hope you all do is proud and bring back the cup in all divisions.


Day 1 Oceania Cup..

Most our teams did well on day 1..

21s Mens, – Won 2 – Lost 1

Womans, – Lost 3.

Mixed Opens – Won 2 

Mens Opens – Won 2        

Mens 40s – Lost 3