Greece

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.

Liverpool FC and AC Milan will battle it out for a windfall of up to £67 million when the 2007 UEFA Champions League Final kicks off tonight, according to research commissioned by MasterCard.

Euroleague Basketball’s 2007 Final Four in Athens this weekend will break records for media coverage.

Independent agency, Hyperactive was appointed by mobile phone company Vodafone to organise and execute Vodafone’s hospitality programme around the UEFA Champions League.

Euroleague Basketball has signed a hospitality programme for VIP guests and fans at the 2007 Final Four.

Rugby union’s premier European club competition, the Heineken Cup, has secured distribution in over 100 countries.

With more than 2 months to go before the opening of SPORTELMonaco 2006, exhibitors have committed to more than 85% of the expanded floor space in the Grimaldi Forum.

Nationwide Building Society and The Football Association (The FA) announced today (Friday 11 August 2006), a new partnership that will see Nationwide become the exclusive Official England Team Sponsor.