Top Greek-related News Articles: Week of August 14-20

Get our staff’s picks for ‘best of the web’ Greek-related news articles this week. New list every Saturday!

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Our staff’s top picks for Greek-related news articles this week:

 

Greek wines: Pronunciation is tough, but quality and value are impressing wine drinkers

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

 

Former Duck Alexi Pappas sets Greek national record in Olympic 10,000 final

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

 

What time is the Super Bowl? A question that marks Arianna Huffington’s media legacy

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 new ‘Lord of the Rings’: Greece’s Eleftherios Petrounias wins still rings title

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

 

Who, What, Why: Who was Leonidas of Rhodes?

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

 

SHARP SHOOTING KORAKAKI ADDS GOLD TO HER RIO MEDAL TALLY

OLYMPIC DEBUTANT ANNA KORAKAKI TOOK GOLD IN THE WOMEN’S 25 METRE PISTOL EVENT ON 9 AUGUST IN RIO, JUST TWO DAYS AFTER WINNING GREECE’S FIRST EVER SHOOTING MEDAL IN THE 10 METRE AIR PISTOL. Read more

 

Commentary: It’s time to give the Olympics a permanent home

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

— What do you think? Tell us in the comments if Greece should be the permanent home of the Olympics. —

 



That’s it for this week! Check back next Saturday for a new list of our staff’s top picks for Greek-related news on the web. Be well!



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