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began in 1928 and remained for many years, until its replacement at the 2004 Games as the result of controversy surrounding the use of the Roman (Rome) Colosseum rather than a building representing the Games' Greek (Greece) roots. The medals of the Winter Olympic Games never had a common design, but regularly feature snowflakes. When the modern Olympic Games began in 1896 medals started to be given to successful competitors. However, gold medals were not awarded

organizing sports

of Athens was appointed as the host city of the first modern Olympics. The Greeks had little experience with organizing sports events, and initially had financial troubles as well, but managed to have everything ready in time. Although the number of participating athletes was low by today's standards, it had the largest international participation for any sports event to that date. The athletic highlight for the Greeks was the marathon (marathon (sports)) victory by their compatriot Spiridon Louis. The most successful competitor in terms of victories was German (Germany) wrestler (sport wrestling) and gymnast (gymnastics) Carl Schuhmann. Barring the so-called Intercalated Games of 1906 (1906 Summer Olympics), the Olympics did not return to Greece until the 2004 Summer Olympics. ('''more... (1896 Summer Olympics)''') thumb Greek Europlate (Image:Griechenland-GreeceKfz.jpg) '''Greek (Greece) vehicle registration plates''' are composed of three letters and four digits per plate (e.g. AAA-1000 ). The letters represent the district (prefecture (Prefectures of Greece)) that issues the plates while the numbers begin from 1000 to 9999. Similar plates with digits beginning from 1 to 999 are issued for motorcycles which exceed 50 cc. '''Velo''' (Greek (Greek language): Βέλο, Katharevousa: Βέλον) is a town and a former municipality in Corinthia, Peloponnese (Peloponnese (region)), Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Velo-Vocha, of which it is a municipal unit. Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior Commons:Category:Greece Wikipedia:Greece Dmoz:Regional Europe Greece

stage acting

Ilk''. '''Giorgos Alkaios''' (Greek (Greek alphabet):Γιώργος Αλκαίος; born 24 December 1971) is a Greek (Greece) recording artist. His career began in 1989 after appearing on a Greek reality show. Following a brief period of stage acting, Alkaios dedicated himself to music. His first single, "Ti Ti", made him popular in Greece. His distinctive musical style fuses Greek and Oriental elements with modern pop music. To date he has been certified with 5 platinum and 9 gold albums.<

wooden images

of Assyria, Greece and Rome, little is actually known except from history or inference. It may be safely assumed that the Assyria craft kept pace with the varying taste and refinement of Greece and all the older civilizations. Important pieces of wooden Roman sculpture which once existed in Greece and other ancient countries are only known to us from the descriptions of Pausanias (Pausanias (geographer)) and other classic writers. Many examples of the wooden images of the gods, were preserved down to late historic times. The Palladium (Palladium (mythology)), or sacred figure of Pallas (Athena), which was guarded by the Vestal Virgins in Rome and was fabled to have been brought by Aeneas froth the burning Troy, was one of these wooden figures. As a filmmaker he won the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject (1995) and the Emmy for Outstanding Information Special (1994–95) for his film ''One Survivor Remembers'' about Holocaust survivor, Gerda Weissmann Klein. Exploring Gerda's story offered him an extraordinarily vivid connection to his own mother's experiences during the war. Antholis' mother Evanthia grew up in Nazi-occupied Greece during World War II. Weissmann's story helped Antholis understand what his mother went through when her father, Vassilios, was killed by Nazi collaborators In 2005, the film was offered by the Southern Poverty Law Center as part of a Teaching Tolerance curriculum for high school teachers to teach their students about the realities of the Holocaust. Domestic stardom (2006–2009) Lopilato gained great popularity in Latin America, Spain, Greece and Israel after ''Rebelde Way''. She received several subsequent acting offers and ended up signing with Pol-Ka Productions (Pol-Ka), with which she did two telenovelas, ''Los Secretos de Papá'' and ''Los Pensionados''. Luisana Lopilato: A esta chica, Suar le echó el ojo by ''Gente (People (magazine))'' (24–11–03) In 2005 Lopilato appeared in ''Casados con Hijos (Casados con Hijos (Argentina))'', an Argentine version of ''Married... With Children''. She portrayed Paola Argento, a character originally portrayed by Christina Applegate. She was nominated for a Martín Fierro Award for Best Supporting Actress (Martín Fierro Awards). She once again worked with Cris Morena on ''Alma Pirata'', starring alongside Benjamín Rojas, Mariano Martínez (Mariano Martínez (actor)) and Nicolas Vázquez. '''Karissa Whitsell''' (born 15 June 1981) is an accomplished American (United States of America) blind cyclist (cycling). Whitsell, with her tandem partner Katie Compton, won four medals at the 2004 ΧΙΙ Paralympic Games (2004 Summer Paralympics) in Athens, Greece. They won a gold medal in the road race time trial event, another gold in the 3&nbsp;km individual pursuit, a silver in the 1&nbsp;km time trial, and a bronze in the sprint (sprint (cycling)). Sweet song In June 2009, Piloto moved abroad, signing a three-year contract with Iraklis Thessaloniki F.C. in Greece. In the end of July, during pre-season training, he suffered a tear in the ligaments of his left knee, after a strong challenge by Matías Lequi, being sidelined for six months. Commons:Category:Greece Wikipedia:Greece Dmoz:Regional Europe Greece

distinct temple

there. Internal evidence *'''Structures'''; Ruins of palaces, palatial villas, houses, built dome- or cist-graves (Tholos tomb) and fortifications (Aegean islands, Greek (Greece) mainland and northwestern Anatolia), but not distinct temples (temple (Greek)); small shrines, however, and temene (religious enclosures, remains of one of which were probably found at Petsofa near Palaikastro by J. L. Myres in 1904) are represented on intaglio (intaglio (sculpture))s

scientific publishing

Foundation Science Lectures''. He is the author of several books, monographs and more than 100 original research papers. His administrative course started in 1992 as chairman of Department of Mathematics and was followed as vice-rector (1994–1997) at the University

fashion world

", Vionnet is best-known today for her elegant Grecian (Greece)-style dresses and for introducing the bias cut (bias (textile)) to the fashion world. thumb left 250px Map showing the Neolithic expansions from the 7th millennium BC 7th (Image:Neolithic expansion.svg) to the 5th millennium BC Old Europe, or Neolithic Europe, refers to the time between the Mesolithic and Bronze Age periods in Europe, roughly from 7000 BC (the approximate time of the first farming

Ελευθεράκη ), once known as the Lolita (Lolita (disambiguation)) of the Greek (Greece) fashion world, is a top Greek (Greek people) fashion model represented by Ace Models Agency. Her modeling career started at age 13 when Takis Diamandopoulos, a well-known fashion photographer in Greece, saw her potential and started to use Daniela in his photo shoots for children's clothing. Since then her face has graced the covers of many fashion magazines such as ''STATUS'', ''Maxim (Maxim (magazine))'' and ''Bazaar'', promoting Greek and international products. '''Daniela Eleftheraki''', ( Commons:Category:Greece Wikipedia:Greece Dmoz:Regional Europe Greece

personal art

, and Etruria". Visit The Getty Center Los Angeles and The Getty Villa Malibu.. Retrieved August 15, 2008. The museum started as J. Paul Getty's personal art collection. '''Chiliomodi''' ( ) is a village in eastern Corinthia, Peloponnese, Greece. It was the seat of the municipality of Tenea. Chiliomodi is situated in a valley, 3 km southeast of Koutalas (Koutalas, Corinthia), 5 km west of Athikia, 15 km

rock holding

, partially draped in a robe, is sitting on rock holding a semi-coiled snake to the right. Zakynthos (ΖΑΚΥΝΘΟΣ) is written to the upper right of the man, with the island's motto "''Freedom needs virtue and courage''" (ΘΕΛΕΙ ΑΡΕΤΗ ΚΑΙ TOΛMH Η ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΑ - ''théli aretí ke tólmi i elefthería'') under the man, both written in all caps in Greek (Greek language) and in the same colour as the central image. The flag flies throughout the island and is flown above every public building, often

fast military

(National Public Radio) affiliates in North Carolina and Indiana. '''Combat Boat 90''' (CB90) is a class of fast military assault craft originally developed for the Swedish Navy by Dockstavarvet. In addition to the many variants in service with the Swedish Navy under the Strb 90 H designation, the CB 90 has been adopted by the navies of several countries, including Norway (as the S90N), Greece, Mexico (as the CB 90 HMN), and Malaysia. Also the German Navy plans


Judaism has existed (History of the Jews in Greece) in Greece for more than 2,000 years. Sephardi Jews used to have a large presence in the city of Thessaloniki (by 1900, some 80,000, or more than half of the population, were Jews), but nowadays the Greek-Jewish community who survived German occupation and the Holocaust, during World War II, is estimated to number around 5,500 people.

Greek citizens who are Roman Catholic are estimated to be at around 50,000 with the Roman Catholic immigrant community in the country approximately 200,000. Old Calendarists (Greek Old Calendarists) account for 500,000 followers.

Hellenic Polytheistic Reconstructionism has also been reportedly practiced by thousands of Greeks.

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