The Hellenic (Greek) Gymnastics Federation announced Tuesday it has cancelled the upcoming national championships, leaving its top stars shocked and frustrated with the decision.
“All I can say is that everything seems to go from bad to worse,” rings specialist Eleftherios Petrounias told Greek media on Tuesday. … Seriously we didn’t ever expect that we wouldn’t even have the chance to compete at the Greek championships, even traveling at our own expense.”
The federation cancelled the event after the Greek Olympic Committee urged a boycott Monday of all national sports competition from April 12-13, to protest the Greek government’s actions amid the nation’s ongoing financial crisis. …