‘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

How the Guardian ranked the 2013 world’s top 100 footballers

Source: guardian

Lionel Messi led the way in 2012 but will Cristiano Ronaldo edge out the Barcelona forward this time?

“Everyone thinks they have the prettiest wife at home,” said Arsène Wenger in one of his better put-downs. At the time he was involved in a superb spat with Sir Alex Ferguson about who had the best team and the best players.

As it is with the cream of football management, so it is with the rest of us mere mortals. Few things are more likely to elicit strong opinions among football fans as the stunningly subjective question “who is the best?”
It is the ultimate pub discussion, perfect for these wintry evenings when even the Europa League has gone into hibernation. And since we love to kickstart debate here at the Guardian, we have once again donned our metaphorical tin hat and embarked on the foolhardy mission of assembling a world football order of merit.

One year ago our inaugural list really caught your imagination. Occasionally you called our knowledge into question, so this year we recruited the esteemed figure of Alessandro Nesta, possessor of a World Cup winner’s medal and towering reputation, as our lead judge in a beefed-up panel of 15 experts. Try telling him he doesn’t know his football.
We also brought in the former England women’s coach, Hope Powell, and the retired, much-travelled USA goalkeeper, Kasey Keller, as guest experts.

The remaining 12 judges are selected from our own network of Guardian journalists, picked for their global spread, knowledge and expertise. They comprise:

• Daniel Taylor, chief football correspondent

• Marcus Christenson, football editor

• Barney Ronay, senior sports writer

• Sid Lowe, Spanish correspondent

• Paolo Bandini, Italian correspondent

• Raphael Honigstein, German correspondent

• Fernando Duarte, Brazilian correspondent

• John Duerden, Asian correspondent

• Jonathan Wilson, columnist and international football expert

• Michael Cox, editor of Zonal Marking

• Amy Lawrence, football writer

• Paul Doyle, football writer

We asked each judge one simple question: who have been the 40 best players in the world in 2013? They ranked their answers in order, from 1-40. We awarded 40 points for a No1 choice, 39pts for No2, and so on down to one point for their 40th choice. We added all the numbers together. Over the coming days, you can see the result.

Today we reveal Nos 100-71, on Sunday Nos 70-41, on Monday Nos 40-11, before unveiling the top 10 to complete the list on Tuesday, when we will also publish the voting breakdown.
Will Cristiano Ronaldo usurp Lionel Messi as No1? Will there be any Englishmen at all this year? Will Emmanuel Mayuka make another surprise appearance on the list? All will be revealed by Christmas Eve.

Of course our Top 100 isn’t rigorously scientific, definitive, hewn from endless statistics, devised by complex algorithms or bearing an official Fifa stamp. But it is the sum of our opinions – and we hope you like it.