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A History of Gymnastics, From Ancient Greece to Tokyo 2020

Smithsonian
SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | July 26, 2021, 7 a.m. Two months before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Simone Biles—the reigning women’s gymnastics all-around champion—made history by becoming the first woman to successfully perform a Yurchenko double pike in competition. A move “considered so perilous and challenging that no other woman has attempted it......

Europe’s travel industry is on a knife edge as Covid surges, again

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Workers carry a scaffolding on “Paradise” beach in the Greek Cycladic island of Mykonos in 2020. The island is traditionally crowded with wealthy foreigners but turned into a ghost island last year. ARIS MESSINIS | AFP | Getty Images During......

‘They Just Left Us’: Greece Is Accused of Setting Migrants Adrift at Sea

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here ABOARD A TURKISH COAST GUARD VESSEL — Wet and shaken, women and children were pulled aboard the Turkish patrol boat first, then the men and more children. A 7-year-old girl in striped leggings, Heliah Nazari, shivered uncontrollably as......

Doctor recalls battling racism to achieve Olympic dream of representing the U.S. in water polo

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Doctor recalls battling racism to achieve Olympic dream of representing the U.S. in water polo – CBS News Watch CBSN Live ER doctor Omar Amr recalls battling racism that included physical and mental aggression to achieve his Olympic dream......

How to spend a month abroad without missing work

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New travel companies are making it easier for remote workers to live and work abroad without the long-term commitment. So-called “workcations” are on the rise, with 74% of Americans who are working from home saying they would consider taking one,......

Summer travel is returning: Here’s who’s booking and where they’re going

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here With vaccines rolling out across across the world, travelers want to reclaim something most gave up during the lockdown era: the summer vacation. Travel searches are surging, and bookings aren’t far behind. But it isn’t happening uniformly across continents. Here’s......

Ex-Golden Dawn member extradited to Greece to start jail term

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Greek Member of the European Parliament and a former member of Golden Dawn Ioannis Lagos attends the trial of leaders and members of the Golden Dawn?in a court in Athens, Greece, October 12, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas A former member of Greece’s extreme right Golden Dawn party, Ioannis Lagos, was extradited......

Greece’s glittering holiday islands reemerge from the shadow of coronavirus lockdowns

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Aerial images of Kea island also known as Gia or Tzia, Zea, and, in antiquity, Keos, is a Greek island in the Cyclades archipelago in the Aegean Sea. Kea is part of the Kea-Kythnos regional unit. NurPhoto | NurPhoto |......

Covid: Greece ends lockdown measures and opens to tourists

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Flights from several German airports, including Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Hanover and Stuttgart, landed at Heraklion airport in Crete on Friday morning. Travel giant Tui said it was resuming flights to Kos, Rhodes and Corfu on Saturday and the rest of Greece next month. BBC – For more and to sign up......

Here’s a complete list of destinations opening to vaccinated travelers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The list of places that’s welcoming vaccinated people is growing by the week. Proof of vaccines is easing travel restrictions to some places, and is the only way travelers can gain entrance to others. Yet from health forms to testing......

Greece to lift quarantine rule for more inbound visitors from Monday

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View of the town of Halki, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, on the island of Halki, Greece, April 13, 2021. REUTERS/Vassilis Triandafyllou/File Photo Greece will lift quarantine restrictions on coronavirus-free visitors from more countries including Australia and Russia from Monday as it extends exemptions ahead of formally opening up......

Alaska is out, but the Caribbean is full speed ahead: What we know about cruising in 2021

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here More than a year after Covid-19 brought cruise ships to a standstill, there are clear signs that cruising could be making a comeback. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) signaled this month that cruises may resume by......

United adds summer flights to Iceland, Greece and Croatia in hopes vaccinations spur travel rebound

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by United Airlines takes off at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. David McNew | Getty Images United Airlines on Monday said it is adding flights to Iceland,......

Israel and Greece sign record defence deal

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Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz wears a face mask as he looks out from the window of a helicopter during a tour of the Gaza border area, southern Israel, March 2, 2021. REUTERS/Dan Williams/File Photo Israel and Greece have signed their biggest ever defence procurement deal, which Israel said on......

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