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HOT Off The Press > Bodybuilding Championships May 3, 2007

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Bodybuilding Championships >

> the International Championships in Greece next July!

> the Natural Mr. Olympia on November 25, 2007 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Additional info will be posted as soon as it becomes available. Stay tuned!

Marcos advances at BMW Open in Munich May 3, 2007

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Fourth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus struggled past rookie Matthias Bachinger of Germany 6-7 (7), 6-2, 6-4 Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the BMW Open in Munich, Germany.

Baghdatis, a 2006 Australian Open finalist, delayed play for five minutes arguing calls after he dropped the first set to a 20-year-old German player making his ATP tour debut.

Third-seeded Mikhail Youzhny joined Baghdatis in the quarter-finals, a day after top-seeded German Tommy Haas was beaten and No. 7 Guillermo Canas retired from his match with abdominal muscle problems.

Youzhny beat Germany’s Benjamin Becker 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3), and Alexander Waske advanced by downing Daniel Brands 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5). Eighth-seeded Juergen Melzer beat Raeomon Sluiter 5-7, 6-1, 6-2.

Cyprus joins anti-whaling campaign May 3, 2007

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Cyprus has signed up to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in an effort to thwart Japan’s attempts to take control of the organisation and scrap the international ban on commercial hunting of the great whales.

Cyprus has been joined by Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, Peru and Costa Rica following a British diplomatic campaign.

The group is expected to vote with the anti-whalers later this month and nullify the voting majority which Japan and its pro-whaling allies secured in the organisation for the first time last year, at the IWC meeting in St Kitts and Nevis in the West Indies.

Cyprus and Greece have come on board after a lobbying campaign in which a glossy brochure, setting out the case against whaling and jointly signed by Tony Blair and the doyen of British environmentalists, Sir David Attenborough, was sent to 57 governments, including new European Union members. It is possible that further countries may join the IWC on the anti-whaling side, although not in time for the IWC meeting in Alaska.

Cyprus is said to be the last of 73 countries to join the IWC, with Parliament discussing the issue back in February. The Cabinet has appointed Myroula Hadjichristoforou of the Fisheries Department as the island’s official representative in the matter.

According to Britain’s Telegraph newspaper, last year’s Japanese majority was secured after a decade-long campaign of persuading small countries to join the IWC and vote with Japan in return for substantial aid packages. So in a sense, the anti-whaling nations have been playing the Japanese at their own game.

The newspaper said senior British sources are confident that the votes of the six new members will be enough to nullify the Japanese majority. In St Kitts it was achieved at only one vote, and as it was a simple 51 per cent majority, it was short of the 75 per cent needed to overturn the whaling moratorium.

But it did enable the Japanese and their pro-whaling allies, led by Norway and Iceland, to pass the so-called ‘St Kitts declaration’, which said that the 1986 international moratorium was no longer necessary, and that as whales consumed “huge quantities of fish”, whale hunting was now necessary for food security for poor nations. This signalled that the campaign to reopen commercial whaling was in full swing. If the Japanese majority can be decisively overturned, a counter-resolution would seem more than likely.

Vote > Who will win the Champions League? May 3, 2007

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Manchester United and Chelsea didn’t make it to the Champions League final, but Liverpool did and will take on AC Milan in the final on 23 May in Athens, Greece.
That’s a repeat of the final from 2005 when Liverpool came back from 3-0 down to win on penalties.

But will they do it again in Athens, or will Milan get revenge for that defeat?

VOTE
Which team will win the Champions League?

  • AC Milan
  • Liverpool

VOTE > Let your voice be heard! Post a comment, casting your vote now!

Athens > What a ball! May 3, 2007

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athensuefa.jpg  Adidas introduced “Finale Athens”, the ball which is going to be used in the Champions League final between Milan and Liverpool on May 23, in Athens, Greece.

The ball has technology ‘+Teamgeistt’, a 14-piece configuration which reduces the number of points of contact in three pieces in a 60 per cent, and also the length ofthe lines of each piece in a 15 per cent. That is what makes the ball perfectly round and provides the best football players of Europe with more precision and control, said Adidas in a press release.

The design of the new ball is based on the logotype of the Champions League stars ball, and its colors are Blue and white, the ones of Greece’s flag.

Upcoming Events > George Michael live in Athens May 3, 2007

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GEORGE MICHAEL – 25 LIVE TOUR EUROPE – SUMMER 2007.

George Michael live in Athens!
Thurday, 26th of July, Olympic Stadium.

For more information > www.georgemichael.com 

For tickets > www.ticketnet.gr

UEFA Champions League, Athens Final 2007 May 3, 2007

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UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ATHENS FINAL 2007

The 2007 UEFA Champions League Final, the top European Club competition, will be played in Athens, at the Olympic Stadium, on 23 May 2007, at 21:45.

The Final will be the pinnacle of the various events that will be held in Greece during the period leading to May 23, such as the Cup Handover, the Draw, the Trophy Tour and the Champions Festival.

The 2007 UEFA Champions League Final will give the opportunity to athletes, visitors and viewers from around the globe to experience unique moments in the Stadium that hosted the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games.

Official web site > www.uefa.com 

For more information > http://www.oaka.com.gr/default.asp