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2024 International Sports festival: Outstanding performances in a celebration of sportsmanship and stellar talent!

Spanning three exhilarating days, the 2024 International Sports festival concluded with a vibrant awards ceremony on Friday, April 12, at the Deree Gym – A. Christopher Court.

The event featured competitions in basketball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, and swimming. Over 500 student-athletes from 9 universities across 4 countries gathered at the ACG campus to participate in a spectacular display of sportsmanship and talent. In total, 65 team games, 42 + 16 (friendly doubles) tennis matches, and 18 swim races were organized!

“Your presence and participation have made this festival not only possible but a memorable and engaging experience for everyone involved,” said Theodore Priskomatis, Executive Director of Athletics at ACG, in his opening remarks. He also expressed his deep gratitude towards the participants, the supporters, and especially the late Athletic Director Arthur Christopher, in honor of whom the court is named.

ACG was the overall winner of the festival, amassing a remarkable 82 points. The event saw some outstanding performances, with the Deree teams excelling particularly in swimming, soccer, volleyball, and basketball, and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens dominating in tennis. The Lebanese American University and the American University of Sharjah also made significant impacts on the leaderboards, while John Cabot University, The American College of Thessaloniki, and the National Technical University of Athens had impressive performances!

The International Sports Festival offers more than just competition. It’s an opportunity to build lasting connections and memories, where students engage with fellow students from diverse backgrounds and nations, fostering friendships and cultural understanding in an inclusive and welcoming environment.

Congratulations to all participants for their ethos, fair play, and amazing performances!


  1. Deree – The American College of Greece (82 points)
  2. American University of Sharjah (53 points)
  3. Lebanese American University – Beirut Campus (48 points)
  4. Lebanese American University – Byblos Campus (39 points)
  5. National Technical University of Athens (34 points)
  6. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (30 points)
  7. University of Balamand (29 points)
  8. John Cabot University (13 points)
  9. The American College of Thessaloniki (12 points)