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Georgia GRIVA: A Medal and a 2020 Candidacy for Patras
Wednesday 04 Sep 2019
  Canoe Ocean Racing, held at the “Hera” Venue, was one of the less widespread, but most spectacular sports of the II Mediterranean Beach Games “Patras 2019”. As was the case with all other sports, it was an organizational success, part of which is certainly...
Finswimming: Mommy's Blessing Against Evil Spirits
Monday 02 Sep 2019
"I'm going to be in the newspapers." This is what Sofia KTENA said to her mother, Maria, at the tender age of four, and was probably not lying.  The Finswimming World Champion stepped twice atop the podium in the II Mediterranean Beach Games, and...
Journalism Students, Press Volunteers: A Landmark in their Career
Saturday 31 Aug 2019
The team of journalism students and young journalists that worked as volunteers in the Press Services department in the "Artemis" Venue offered invaluable services to the organization of the II Mediterranean Beach Games and gained important experience from a major international event.  They were the...
Aquathlon. And Now MASOΟ Can Eat French Fries
Saturday 31 Aug 2019
Syria: A beautiful, but tormented country which proves to be full of surprises, as shown today through Mohamad MASOΟ's triumph. The 26-year-old athlete offered his country its first medal in the II Mediterranean Beach Games, the bronze in the Aquathlon race.  MASOO was the only athlete...
Aikaterini PITSIAVA will be the Greek flag bearer in the Closing Ceremony
Saturday 31 Aug 2019
Beach Wrestling gold medalist Aikaterini - Eirini PITSIAVA will be the Greek flag bearer in the II Mediterranean Games "Patras 2019" Closing Ceremony, to begin this evening at 20:30 in the "Artemis" Venue.  A short while ago, PITSIAVA, 25, won the gold medal in...
Georgios BOGRIS: Our city, Promitheas, and Yiannis
Saturday 31 Aug 2019
Greek international Basketball player Georgios BOGRIS was a very special guest yesterday evening at the "Artemis" Venue. The player, who recently moved from Olympiacos to Patras club Promitheas, attended the Women's Beach Volleyball tournament Final between France I (Αline CHAMEREAU, Alexandra JUPITER) and Cyprus...
Jose Antonio Perez Priego
Friday 30 Aug 2019
The Water Skiing event at Lake Stratos on Friday, where the Slalom races are taking place had its own guest of honor. The President of the World Water Skiing Federation (Wakeboard Federation), Mexican Jose Antonio PEREZ PRIEGO, was present in Agrinio. Referring to the event, he...
Beach Volleyball: The "Kores" from the Island of Venus
Friday 30 Aug 2019
Qualification by Mariota ANGELOPOULOU and Manolina KONSTANTINOU to the Women's Beach Volleyball tournament Final is the Cyprus delegation's biggest achievement so far in the II Mediterranean Beach Games "Patras 2019".   Moreover, it is the country's only second participation in a Mediterranean Beach Games Final after...
Αquathlon: Still Sporty After All These Years
Friday 30 Aug 2019
Athletics, Triathlon, Duathlon, and now Aquathlon for Nteniz DIMAKI, an athlete that has come a long way in sports since 1990.  Then very young, now a mature person and a mother of two (Odysseas and Lydia) but always in love with sports, she goes...
Water Skiing: Nikolaos PLYTAS Feels the Adrenaline Flowing
Friday 30 Aug 2019
Nikolaos PLYTAS was initiated to Water Skiing secrets when he was just five years old. "I used to go to the swimming pool in Vouliagmeni, but to be honest I was never the all-day swimming type. I wanted something else, completely different, with lots...
A Volunteer Living Her Dream
Friday 30 Aug 2019
It is very important, as well as moving, to see young people with dreams and ambitions to run like athletes in order to help real athletes. Zafiro GIALI is one of these people. She studies Preschool Education in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.  She loved...
Water Ski-Slalom: Dancing on the Water
Thursday 29 Aug 2019
Ambre FRANC (FRA) stole the show in the first Qualification Round of the Women's Slalom event in Agrinio, while compatriot Enzo VIGEZZI (FRA) did not live up to expectations.   FRANC finished with the best score (1.50/55/10.75) and was really impressive, as if dancing on the...
Water Skiing-Slalom: Like a Virus
Thursday 29 Aug 2019
Filippos KYPRIOS seems to be a big favorite to win the gold medal in the Water Skiing Men's Slalom event. Even his opponents admit it, considering him the biggest name of the sport participating in the II Mediterranean Beach Games. The 23-year-old is the...
Beach Handball: Ten Years, Ten Medals
Thursday 29 Aug 2019
It was an evening of triumph for Greek Handball, one of those things happening once in a hundred years or so. Within one hour, the Women's and Men's National Teams won the gold medals in their respective Beach Handball tournaments of the II...
Beach Volleyball: Vaso and Vicky, for the good old times
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
The II Mediterranean Beach Games in Patras provided a unique opportunity for two legends of Greek Beach Volleyball to reunite. Vicky ARVANITI, who is taking part in the Tournament (with teammate Panagiotis KARAGOUNIS), after a very long time caught up with Vaso KARANTASSIOU, who has...
A "Do it all" girl
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
A student at the Department of Materials Science of the University of Patras, a volunteer and cheerleader at the II Mediterranean Beach Games and a former Handball player! All four in one, this is Evangelia DIAFA!  "I am also a volunteer because I generally enjoy...
Finswimming: Silver Boy
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
Marios ARMOUTSIS was still a three- or four-year-old toddler when his parents first took him to a swimming pool.  In the last four years, the swimmer from Thessaloniki has dedicated himself to Finswimming and has several international achievements to showcase, the most important of them...
Finswimming: No Pain No Gain for POLITOU
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
She wakes up at 5 am, takes a rest and relaxes only in the evening, when she finds time to study for school (she is a Physiotheraphy major) and read a book, after a busy day with four training sessions in the pool,...
Open Water Swimming: Spyros GIANNIOTIS, the legend
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
He is a legendary Open Water Swimming athlete. Spyros GIANNIOTIS, the Olympian, the World and European Champion, is a prominent figure of sports. A few years after his retirement the beginning of his coaching career, the silver medalist of the 10km Open Water Swimming...
Beach Volleyball: Greece Fields Best Possible Pairs
Tuesday 27 Aug 2019
Greek Men's and Women's teams and well-prepared and determined to play a leading part in Beach Volleyball's tournaments beginning tomorrow, Wednesday August 28th.  All the Greek creme de la creme as far as the sport is concerned will be present. Women's National Champions Vasiliki...
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