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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-12-21

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Holiday events in nat'l gardens
  • [02] Super League football results

  • [01] Holiday events in nat'l gardens

    The National Gardens, adjacent to the Parliament building in downtown Athens, inaugurated its Christmas and New Year's attractions and series of events on Saturday, all centred on the theme of "Greek and international fairytales come alive".

    At the main gates, "elves" hand young visitors a map and "passport" to discover the gardens' secrets in the "Forest of Fairytales". The elves will inform youngsters that they should visit all sites. After completing their tour of the gardens and receiving all stamps, children will be given a "storyteller's stamp". The map of stamps will serve as a memento of their participation in city of Athens' Christmas events.

    Specific fairytale themes include the "The Cookie House and the Cookie Men"; "The House of Santa Claus", "Let's tell a Story", "The Wish Workshop", "The Snowman and the Girl", "The House of the Storyteller", "Be part of a Fairytale"; "The Little Drummer Boy's Hut", and "The Elves of the Mill".

    [02] Super League football results

    Olympiakos Piraeus retained its lead in the Greek Super League standings after edging Thrasyvoulos Athens 2-1 at Karaiskaki Stadium on Sunday, with the winning goal scored with a penalty kick in injury time. Panathinaikos Athens beat OFI Crete 3-0 away and stayed in third place. AEK Athens outlasted Ergotelis Crete 3-2 at home on Sunday and replaced Aris Thessaloniki in fourth place. PAOK Thessaloniki remained in second place after leaving two points on the pitch in a 1-1 tie against Panseraikos Serres away.

    In other action:

    Iraklis Thessaloniki-Xanthi 1-0

    Panionios Athens-Asteras Tripolis 3-0

    Panthrakikos Komotini-Aris Thessaloniki 0-0

    Larissa-Levadiakos Livadia 2-1

    Standings after 15 weeks of play:

    1. Olympiakos 36 points

    2. PAOK 30

    3. Panathinaikos 29

    4. AEK 24

    5. Aris 23

    6. Xanthi 21

    7. Panionios 21

    8. Larissa 21

    9. Ergotelis19

    10. Panthrakikos 19

    11. Iraklis 18

    12. Levadiakos 16

    13. Asteras 14

    14. OFI 11

    15. Panseraikos 10

    16. Thrasyvoulos 8

    Caption: AEK Athens midfielder Pantelis Kafes (yellow jersey) battles for the ball against Ergotelis defensive midfielder Gernot Plassnegger, during a Super League football match on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008 at the Athens Olympic Stadium. ANA-MPA / INTIME SPORTS / G. MATTHAIOS


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