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Olympic obscurities: Things you may not know about the revival of the Modern Olympics

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been off the Olympics ever since the 1990 IOC announcement that Atlanta was to host the 1996 Centenary Games. This is not only …

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Ancient Greeks would view the “ghostly version” of the Modern Olympics as “absurd”

Because of a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases, the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2021 Olympics are unfolding in stadiums absent from the eyes, ears and voices of a …

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Join Dr Roslynne Bell’s lecture on the mythological Amazons in Greek Art

On Thursday 5 August, Associate Research Fellow in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, Dr Roslynne Bell, will present the online lecture Warriors, Weapons, …

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Erdogan hails Hagia Sophia’s conversion as its “resurrection”, and Turkey slams UNESCO’s criticism of this as “biased”

Greek diplomatic sources on Friday welcomed a statement by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee expressing regret over Turkey’s decision to convert Hagia Sophia and Chora Monastery into mosques, while Turkish …

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“Vaccine hesitancy in migrant communities needs urgent action,” says Jenny Mikakos

Watching the current Sydney outbreak unfold I’ve had a strong sense of deja vu with what occurred in Melbourne during its second wave. Both outbreaks have had cases concentrated in …

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Footballer Teresa Polias supports Sutherland to be a training base for the 2023 World Cup

Prominent Greek-Australian footballer, Teresa Polias is a fervent supporter of Sydney’s Sutherland suburb becoming a training ground for 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Australia and New Zealand will be hosts …

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Victoria hopes to exit lockdown at midnight on Tuesday

Victoria’s lockdown ends at 11.59pm on Tuesday and there are hopes that the state will emerge from restrictions, with an announcement to be made either today or on Tuesday. Premier …

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“It’s a big move for Greece,” says Tsitsipas after his tennis victory in the Tokyo Olympics

Third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Germany’s Phillipp Kohlschreiber in the Tokyo Olympics, The Greek champ made his Olympic debut with a hard-fought 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory over the German player …

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Can Greece’s tourism industry survive COVID-19? Join the conversation via Zoom

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in conjunction with the Consulate General of Greece in Sydney, invite us to another Zoom conference as part of the Greek Australian Dialogue …

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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese – District of Northcote expands its welfare during lockdown

In response to Melbourne’s fifth lockdown due to the pandemic the welfare centre of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese – District of Northcote, has further expanded its welfare outreach. Being emboldened …

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