Greece Current Affairs, GK & News

International Olympics Organization to postpone Tokyo Olympics 2020

Recently, Greece handed over the Olympic Flame to Japan. However, due to the increasing threats of Corona Virus, the International Olympics Committee is considering postponement of 2020 Olympics. The organization might postpone Olympics to 2021. Highlights The International Olympics Committee has set a time frame of 4 weeks to make a decision about the postponement ..




Greece hands over Olympic flame to Tokyo 2020 organisers

In a ceremony at iconic Panathenaic stadium of Athens, Greece has handed over the Olympic flame to Tokyo 2020 organisers. The ceremony did not include the planned cultural ceremonies from Greece or Japan, due to COVID-19 pandemic. The Governing Olympic body of Greece, Hellenic Olympic Committee’s President Spyros Capralos handed the torch over to the ..


Katerina Sakellaropoulou sworn in as first female president of Greece

Katerina Sakellaropoulou, who recently sworn in, is the first female president of Greece. She was a former High court judge. Before two months, she was unanimously elected as the President of the country by the Greece Parliament. The swearing-in ceremony took place before selected lawmakers and journalists without public participation, as part of measures to ..


Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony for the Tokyo Games 2020, was organised. It was however closed to the public. The Olympic Flame The Olympic Flame is a symbol of the Olympic Movement and denotes the continuity between the ancient and modern games. It is lit several months before the Olympics ..


Lesbos and Chios Riots

Dozens of people were injured due to intensifying clashes in the Greek Islands of Lesbos and Chios. The riots are against the government’s plans to build migrant camps on the islands. The islands, Lesbos and Chios are part of which country? The Lesbos and Chios islands are part of Greece. The Greek government has overcrowded ..


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