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Men's Βeach Volleyball: This Evening's Quarterfinals Pairs Decided
Thursday 29 Aug 2019
Upon completion of the first round in the Men's Beach Volleyball tournament, we now have the pairings for the Quarterfinals to be played tonight at the "Artemis" Venue.  Portugal (Joao Nuro PINTO PEDROSA, Hugo OLIVEIRA CAMPOS) defeated Jovan SHAPE and Kristian RISTESKI from North Macedonia,...
Beach Soccer: Italy Rules in Group B
Thursday 29 Aug 2019
Italy prevailed over France, 6-3, in the Group B derby of the Beach Soccer tournament.  Despite finding themselves behind after a Victor ANGELETTI goal, the "Azzurri" found a way to come back, turn the game around and finally cruise to a rather easy win,...
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...
Journalists and Photographers Access to the Closing Ceremony 
Thursday 29 Aug 2019
It is clarified to all journalists and photographers accredited to the II Mediterranean Beach Games that their accreditation cards, as also happened during the Opening Ceremony and as is the case in all major sports events, will not provide access to FOP 1 of the "Artemis"...
Water Skiing-Slalom: The Cypriot Case
Thursday 29 Aug 2019
The opening day Slalom events in Water Skiing in beautiful Lake Stratos of Agrinio were a winning case for Greek Filippos KYPRIOS (his last name means Cypriot) and French female skiers.  KYPRIOS had the best time in the first Qualification Round, confirming his status as...
Men’s Beach Volleyball: French, Serbs and Spaniards top the Groups
Thursday 29 Aug 2019
The two French teams, the Serbs and the Spaniards finished on top of the four Groups in the Men's Beach Volleyball tournament. At the same time, Greece and Cyprus will try their best to qualify for the quarter-finals in their afternoon and evening matches of...
President of AIPS Europe at O.C. Headquarters
Thursday 29 Aug 2019
The President of the European Sports Press Association (AIPS Europe), Charles Camenzuli visited the headquarters of the Organizing Committee of the II Mediterranean Beach Games today. Mr Camenzuli met the President of the O.C.  Mr Nikos Papadimatos, expressing his satisfaction not only about the completeness of...
Open Water Swimming: Scipio’s helmet at “Plaz”
Thursday 29 Aug 2019
In the third verse of the Italian National Anthem, it is stated that "Italy woke up with the helmet of Scipio" and this happened yesterday morning at the Open Water Swimming events at the "Hera" venue at “Plaz” of Patras. The dominance of the...
"Lykeion ton Ellinidon" Contributes in Games Success
Thursday 29 Aug 2019
"Lykeion ton Ellinidon", an organization formed in 1911 by Greek supporters of women's rights, gives a different tone to the II Mediterranean Games with its members assisting the medal ceremonies, wearing Greek traditional costumes from various parts of the country. It is besides one of...
Open Water Swimming: Georgios ARNIAKOS (GRE)
Thursday 29 Aug 2019
Quotes by the Greek athlete who won the bronze medal in the Men's Open Water Swimming 5 km race. Shortly after his finish, the talented swimmer dedicated the medal to his brother, who up to two years ago was also an active athlete and...
Beach Wrestling: Time for the mighty
Thursday 29 Aug 2019
Greece, considered one of the big forces in the sport, enters the Beach Wrestling (with origins from the ancient times) competition with many dreams and aspirations. Wrestling as a predominantly Greek, traditional sport, was always one of Greece’s "strongest cards" in the II Mediterranean Beach...
Βeach Volleyball: Celebration with syrtaki!
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
The finale of the opening day was ideal for the two teams of Greece and the team from Cyprus at the Women’s Beach Volleyball tournament. In fact, their victories had the famous syrtaki  as background music! In the packed C5  arena at the Artemis...
Beach Handball: Greek Kings of the Sand
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
After the Women's triumph, it was the turn of the Greek Men's team to defy all odds and win the gold medal in the Beach Handball event of the II Mediterranean Beach Games.  The Greek team defeated Portugal, 2-1 (16-21, 18-16, 6-2) in the Final...
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
Quotes by coach Maria KARANTONI after Greece’s win over Portugal that gave the home side the gold medal in the Women’s Beach Handball Tournament "It was a great event at a packed venue with 2,500 spectators for the first time in Greece and was...
Beach Handball: Golden Girls of Greece
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
Greece triumphed in the Women's Beach Handball tournament of the II Mediterranean Beach Games.  The Greek team beat Portugal, 2-0 (23-18, 16-10), in front of a full house and won the gold medal undefeated in six games.  Greece reached the top of the podium for...
Beach Volleyball: NIOPAS Pulls Heroics for Greece
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
Nine teams secured qualification to the next, 12-team phase in the Men's Beach Volleyball tournament, while the three places remaining will be decided tomorrow morning in Pools B, C and D.   Already qualified are both teams from France and Cyprus, while Greece II (Georgios TERZOGLOU,...
Beach Soccer: Portugal in Penalties, Greece Cruises
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
The Greek National Beach Soccer Team started the "Patra 2019" tournament in the best possibe way.  The Greek team beat Syria, 6-2, in the match that closed the opening day schedule.  Dimitrios MIKELATOS and Michail KAFANTARIS played a crucial part in the win, scoreing two...
"Patras 2019" on Olympic Channel
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
Coverage of the II Mediterranean Beach Games, which have reached their peak, is reaching every corner of the world.   The official online channel of the International Olympic Committee, the Olympic Channel, broadcasts live coverage of various sports, with a daily summary of the best...
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