Wild and remote - the Greek island of Karpathos

Pigadia, Greece (dpa) - Their eyebrows are black and thick and their
facial expressions austere and proud. The women from the small town of

Olympic fears as 11 Greek lifters caught doping

Olympic fears as 11 Greek lifters caught dopingAthens - The Greek weightlifting team could miss the Beijing Olympics and other upcoming international events after 11 of its athletes failed doping tests last month.

The Hellenic Weightlifting Federation confirmed on Friday that five men and six women from the 14-strong national team were caught using forbidden substances at out-of-competition tests carried out by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) by request of the world governing body IWF on March 7.

Greek Olympic weightlifting coach suspended over doping

Athens - Greece's Olympic weightlifting coach Christos Iacovou was suspended on Friday after WADA found 11 Greek weightlifters to have tested positive for using banned substances.

Greece Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis to arrive today

Greece Prime Minister Kostas KaramanlisNew Delhi, Jan 10: Gree

Kamal Nath calls for doubling Indo-Greek trade by 2010

New Delhi, Nov 13 : Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath today expressed the hope that the fifth Session of Indo-Greek Joint Economic Committee would pave the way for enhancing bilateral trade

Greek philosopher Aristotle's ancient wrestling school, a victim of official apathy

Athens, Nov 13: A wrestling school said to have been a part of Greek philosopher Aristotle's famous Lyceum, has fallen victim to the ravages of time and official apathy.

Unearthed in 1996, the wrestling school and other institutions in the Lyceum was a significant centre of study and research in diverse fields.

Opened in 335 BC, the school promoted the development of Western science and philosophy and was named for its sanctuary to Apollo Lykeios. Alongside these intellectual pursuits, physical exercise was also undertaken, as the excavation of a wrestling ring has illustrated.