Greece

Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Serbia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to lay the groundwork for a joint bid to host either the 2028 Uefa European Championship or the 2030 Fifa World Cup

Greek Superleague football club Panathinaikos has been hit with a three-season ban from European competition after falling foul of Uefa’s financial guidelines.

Euroleague Basketball has outlined expansion plans for its top-tier EuroLeague competition, as the owner of leading Greek team Panathinaikos said the club will leave for the Basketball Champions League amid clashes with Euroleague administration.

Athens has been awarded hosting rights to the 2018 Final Four of the Basketball Champions League.

Dimitris Giannakopoulos, the owner of Greek basketball club Panathinaikos, has submitted a proposal to acquire the Athens-based football club of the same name and the city’s Olympic Park.

World football’s governing body Fifa has said that it will continue to monitor the Hellenic Football Federation (HFF), the game’s governing organisation in Greece, for at least a further year as it seeks to smooth out a troubled period for football in the country.

Six clubs from the top divisions in Greece and Italy have signed up to compete in the second season of the Fiba Champions League European competition.

The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has reassigned hosting rights for its inaugural Beach Championships to the Greek island of Rhodes.

Greece is interested in securing a Formula One grand prix, according to the motor-racing world championship’s chief executive, Bernie Ecclestone.

Ancient Olympia - the birthplace of the Olympics in Greece - will host an international wrestling competition this weekend as part of campaign to restore the sport to the Games.

Greek Super League football club Panathinaikos will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after its bid to secure a licence to play in European competitions next season was rejected.

The European Olympic Committees (EOC) has announced that Hellenic Olympic Committee president Spyros Capralos will chair the Coordination Commission for the inaugural European Games held in Baku in 2015, adding that it has already enquires from a “number of cities” to host the second edition of the event.

The figurehead behind the controversial plan to develop a potential Formula One circuit in Greece has defended the project, stating it will benefit rather than act as a further burden to the country’s ailing economy.

The SPORTFIVE agency announced that the invitation to submit offers for the media rights to the 2014 Olympic winter Games and 2016 summer Games has commenced.

The Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) has hit back at allegations that its president, Spyros Capralos, is involved in a black market ticket scandal currently enveloping the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Greek Athletics Federation (SEGAS) on Wednesday suspended its operations in protest against severe state funding cuts.

The Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) has stated its leg of the Olympic torch relay will go ahead as planned after securing financial backing from the sponsorship sector.

ERT and Nova have snapped up media rights to the UEFA Champions League from 2012-15 in Greece.

Panathinaikos has become the latest top European team to attract Middle Eastern interest with Saudi Prince Sultan bin Naser Al-Farhan Al-Saud seeking to buy a majority stake in the club.

The Greek match-fixing scandal claimed its first major victims on Thursday as top-six teams Olympiakos Volos and Kavala were both relegated from the Super League.

The Greek government warned on Monday that it will cut funding to professional football leagues next season if the national federation fails to clamp down on hooliganism in the sport.

The title match of the 2010 Euroleague Basketball tournament has reported strong television audiences in the home countries of the finalists.

Greek football clubs are to be denied up to €40 million per year in state lottery funding unless they deal with crowd violence, the government has said.

Greece and Portugal are the latest European territories where the IEC in Sports agency has agreed television deals for the athletics’ World Championships in 2011 and 2013.

Greece’s premier football league, the Superleague, has agreed deals worth over €162 million for the broadcasting rights for the next three seasons, from 2009 to 2012.

SportAccord 2008 will showcase exclusive interviews with sports industry leaders fat this year's event inon the new SportAccord TV.

The International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) has chosen Thessaloniki, Greece and Birmingham, UK to stage the the 2009 World Athletics Final and 2009 Half-Marathon respectively.

Leading sports industry companies have renewed their top-tier sponsorship agreements with SportAccord, which will be held in Athens this year.

Athens has signed an agreement to host the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games, which will take place June 25 through July 4.

The organisers of SportAccord will expand their offer of features aimed to serve cities that host or want to host sports events around the world.

The International Olympic Committee short listed five cities as Candidate Cities to host the first Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2010 - with Moscow seemingly heading the race.

Olympic Top partner Coca-Cola has made a $2 million donation to the Hellenic Olympic Committee towards the restoration of its site in Ancient Olympia, which was damaged by recent forest fires in Greece.

The Greek island of Rhodes will play host to the triathlon world after being added to the 2007 BG Triathlon World Cup series.