Greece to send record number of athletes to Beijing Olympics

July 10th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS  

Athens, July 10 (Xinhua) Greece will be sending its largest contingent to the Beijing Olympics, as 147 athletes have secured their ticket to this year’s Games so far. The head of the Greek mission to Beijing Isidoros Kouvelos said Wednesday that if things go well, Greece will finally send a team of 160-165 athletes in total.

Events where Greeks will definitely compete include weightlifting, women’s tennis, gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, table tennis, sailing, Canoe-Kayak, diving, swimming, rowing, beach volleyball, wrestling, Greco-Roman wrestling, cycling, boxing, shooting, synchronized swimming, taekwondo, judo, archery, triathlon, water polo (men and women).

Events where the qualifying tournament is still continuing include diving, men’s basketball, swimming and athletics, where 38 Greek athletes are vying for Olympic tickets.

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