Greece to send record number of athletes to Beijing Olympics 2008-07-10 08:38:44   Print

Special report:   2008 Olympic Games    

    ATHENS, July 9 (Xinhua)-- Greece will be sending its largest ever team of competitors to the Beijing Olympics, with 147 Greek athletes have secured their ticket to this year's Games so far.

    The head of the Greek mission to Beijing Isidoros Kouvelos said on Wednesday that it was possible, if things go well, that 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 volley, 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 38Greek athletes are vying for Olympic tickets.

    Greek athletes have been knocked out of the running for the Olympic badminton, baseball, football, fencing, softball, handball, hockey, trampoline, women's wrestling, volleyball, equestrian events, cross-country mountain biking, road cycling, BMX cycling and modern Pentathlon.

Editor: An Lu
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