Cyprus clinched 16th place among 72 countries in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham earlier this month, winning 11 medals – two gold, three silver and six bronze.

The Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades took to Twitter congratulating Cyprus’ team medal haul, saying “Congratulations to our athletes for their excellent achievements and the 11 medals at the Commonwealth Games. Allow me to make a special reference to our ‘golden’ Elias Georgiou & Giorgos Balarsjishvili who raised our country to the highest podium.”

The Cyprus News Agency described Cyprus’ performance as “very satisfactory”, especially in view of the fact that there were no shooting events in Birmingham, where Cyprus had excelled at previous Commonwealth Games.

Georgios Balarjishvili won the gold in judo in the 66kg category, and Elias Georgiou also won the gold medal in gymnastics.

Anna Sokolova secured two silver medals in rhythmic gymnastics, and Sokratis Pilakouris one silver in gymnastics.

The six bronze medals were won by Alexandros Poursanidis in the hammer throw, Anna Sokolova in rhythmic gymnastics, plus the men’s gymnastics team (Marios Georgiou, Elias Georgiou, Georgios Angonas, Sokratis Pilakouris and Michalis Chari), also won bronze, and three bronze medals were won too by Marios Georgiou in gymnastics.

Team head Giorgos Papageorgiou told CNA that the team had achieved their target with the medals haul. Papageorgiou expressed great satisfaction saying that “a small island of one million population has managed to take 16th place among 72 countries, with 11 medals, two gold, three silver and six bronze.”

The Cypriot team celebrated their first ever Bronze medal, with a Cypriot-style feast at Birmingham-run Kouzina Greek.

Paul Polyviou, owner of Kouzina Greek, said: “It was an honour to welcome the Cyprus team to Kouzina and give them a taste of home here in Birmingham. It was an incredibly proud moment for Cyprus to win their first Bronze medal and I’m delighted that we were able to help them celebrate this momentous occasion”.

Cyprus has competed in ten previous Commonwealth Games, making their first appearance in 1978, and missing only one Games since, in 1986.

Birmingham handed over the Commonwealth Games mantle to the 2026 host, Melbourne.

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LGR Club Nights returns on Friday 23rd September for our biggest event to date, at the Country Club Trent Park.

DJ : Andreas Michaelides

Performers on The Night: Ageliki Darra, Mixalis Theodosiou, Eleni C & Elizabeth Chapman

Music: There will be a mix of Greek & English hits playing all night long; as we’ll be mixing the best Modern Laika, Greek Club, Greek Classics and Zeimbekika alongside all the biggest English hits of the decade.

Doors will open at 9pm and we will celebrate all things ‘Greekology’ until 2.30am on what’s known as the Autumn Equinox!

Photo ID will be required for entry and this is an over-18’s event only!

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London Greek Radio Top 40 Songs.

The definitive Chart rundown this month July 2022.

This month’s biggest, most in demand hit songs.

1 Konstantinos Argiros – Eleftheros
2 Giorgos Mazonakis feat. Arash – Tora Tora (Boro Boro) 
3 Giorgos Sabanis – Gennimeni 
4 Despina Vandi – Ta Kalokairia Mou Misa [NEW]
5 Panos Kiamos – Tha Me Zitas (Tha Apousiazo) 
6 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Oso Tipota Se Thelo 
7 Vasilis Karras feat. Giorgos Kakosaios – Foitites 
8 Melisses – Gia Mena Vradiase [NEW]
9 Eleni Foureira x Dj Bobito (Ft. Ayman) – El Telephone
10 Katy Garbi feat. Thodoris Ferris – Ola Sta Katalogizo [NEW]

11 Giorgos Papadopoulos & Elkana Marziano – Katalaveno (Katn Alenu)
12 Nikos Vertis – Zise
13 Anna Vissi feat. Daphne Lawrence – Aima 
14 Ilias Vrettos – Os To Apeiro [NEW]
15 Josephine – Tilefono 
16 Josephine – Kyma Mou
17 Helena Paparizou x Antique – Ti Ti (+ TimeSwap Remix)
18 Giorgos Kakosaios – Kane Mas Tin Hari [NEW]
19 Petros Iakovidis – Odos Tsimiski [NEW]
20 Ivi Adamou – Agoraki Mou

21 Ivi Adamou – Gia Sena [NEW]
22 Petros Iakovidis feat. Josephine – Geia Sou
23 Giorgos Kakosaios – Kane Mas Tin Hari [NEW]
24 Michalis Hatzigiannis & Tamta – Ekdromi 
25 Anastasia – Ligo Ligo 
26 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Pali Gyrisa
27 Dimos Anastasiades – S’ Agapao Akoma
28 Giannis Ploutarhos – Pos Tin Eheis Dei [NEW]
29 Natasa Theodoridou – Den Ntrapikes
30 Nathalie Miranda – Xilia Simadia [NEW]

31 Nikos Apergis – Den Agapane Etsi [NEW]
32 Panos Kalidis – Vale Ta Kala Sou
33 Katerina Liolou – Mi Rotas Tous Allous
34 Nikos Makropoulos – Eho Erota Mazi Sou 
35 Giorgos Livanis feat. Ayman – Sentoni [NEW]
36 Giorgos Giannias – Koukla Se Vitrina
37 Elena Tsagrinou – Mykonos Kai Santorini 
38 Aspa x Mad Clip – Oh No [NEW]
39 Loukas Yiorkas – Mechri Ton Ourano 
40 Morfoula – Esena Mono  

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London-based singer-songwriter Nathalie Miranda released her first single in Greek ‘Xilia Simada’ on all digital platforms worldwide.

‘Xilia Simadia’ (which translates to 1000 scars), has been described as a dramatic, empowering zeibekiko about healing from a bad breakup and breaking free to take revenge.

According to the British-Cypriot artist, “This song embodies everything I love about Greek music: it’s dramatic, over the top, and full of Mediterranean passion. I’m so proud to present my first Greek single. As a Greek Cypriot, I’ve dreamed of writing and recording a song in Greek for years. Even if you don’t speak Greek, you’ll feel the passion!”

The song has been played exclusively on LGR all this week ahead of its release on 1st July.

Written and recorded at Nathalie’s home studio, with an official video shot on an iPhone, the track is authentically homegrown with a superstar polish: with producer Harry K, who boasts credits on some of Greece’s biggest records.

You can follow Nathalie on instagram @nathaliemirandamusic and

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