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Greece has been producing wine for 6,500 years, with at least 200 varietals coming out of the country today. And yet most wine drinkers don’t know the Roditis grape from the Moschofilero.
But Greek wines are increasingly moving into the mainstream here and around the country. The most recent figures show exports to the U.S. up 39 percent over the last five years. Read more
This morning’s Olympic women’s 10,000-meter final in Rio wasn’t just fast, it was historically fast. When the 6.2-mile race was over, a world record and eight national records had fallen. Read more
In 2009, an upstart liberal blog made history when it became the first Web-only publication to be allowed to ask a question at a news conference held by a president of the United States. In 2012, the website won a Pulitzer Prize. Read more
The normally rambuctious crowd in the Olympic Arena went silent. It was time for their hero, the first Brazilian gymnast to win an Olympic gold, to try and prove he was still the “Lord of the Rings.”
Arthur Zanetti, the 2012 Olympic champion on still rings, came within a few tenths of doing but couldn’t compete with Eleftherios Petrounias’ effortless-seeming holds and perfectly stuck landing. Read more
Michael Phelps has broken a 2,000-year-old Olympic record by surpassing the 12 individual titles won by Leonidas of Rhodes. Who was this athlete whose record has taken two millennia to beat, asks Jon Kelly? Read more
The Rio Olympics have not yet proved to be the disaster that some had feared. Zika still lurks about, of course, but we haven’t heard the kind of humiliating tales of catastrophes small and large that dogged the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014. Read more
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