Yet another golden page was added to Greek Sports History by the National Youth Basketball Team with the conquest of the first place in the European Championship 2017. They won the golden medal after defeating Israel 65-56 in Sunday’s final.

President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos, congratulated the National Youth Basketball Team on their victory.

Your new top European distinction, combined with your unique ethos, makes us all proud! Your victory also shows to the new generation of Greece, its true potential and its great prospects, especially in today’s difficult times. Congratulations”, stated the President of the Republic in his congratulatory telegram.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras warmly congratulated the “golden teenagers” of the National Youth Basketball Team via Twitter: “… yet another golden generation for the Hellenic Basketball “.


Translation: Angeliki Dervou