Thriamvos Patras (Greek: ΑΟ Θρίαμβος Πατρών) was founded in 1991 and had athletic clubs including water polo, swimming, synchronized diving, basketball, chess and ping pong.
Water polo is a competitive team sport played in the water between two teams. The game consists of four quarters in which the two teams attempt to score goals by throwing the ball into the opposing team's goal. The team with the most goals at the end of the game wins the match. Each team is made up of six field players and one goalkeeper. Except for the goalkeeper, players participate in both offensive and defensive roles. Water polo is typically played in an all-deep pool meaning that players cannot touch the bottom.
Swimming is an individual or team sport that requires the use of one's entire body to move through water. The sport takes place in pools or open water. Competitive swimming is one of the most popular Olympic sports, with varied distance events in butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle, and individual medley. In addition to these individual events, four swimmers can take part in either a freestyle or medley relay. A medley relay consists of four swimmers who will each swim a different stroke. The order for a medley relay is: backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and freestyle. Swimming each stroke requires a set of specific techniques; in competition, there are distinct regulations concerning the acceptable form for each individual stroke. There are also regulations on what types of swimsuits, caps, jewelry and injury tape that are allowed at competitions. Although it is possible for competitive swimmers to incur several injuries from the sport, such as tendinitis in the shoulders or knees, there are also multiple health benefits associated with the sport.
Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.
In 2001, its dodgeball club united with Foinikas Patras and changed its name to AS Ormi Patras, the polo and swimming dissolved in 2006 and OPATHA and it became NE Patras.
Dodgeball is a team sport in which players on two teams try to throw balls and hit opponents, while avoiding being hit themselves. The objective of each team is to eliminate all members of the opposing team by hitting them with thrown balls, catching a ball thrown by an opponent, or induce an opponent to commit a violation, such as stepping outside the court.
Ormi Patras is a Greek women's club based in Patras. It was founded in 2003 through the fusion of Thriamvos Patras, Poseidonas Patras and Foinikas Patras. It is a major protagonist in the Greek women's handball cup and championship. Ormi Patras has won 6 Greek championships and 4 Greek cups. In 2015, Ormi Patras withdrew from the championship due to financial problems.
NE Patras (NEP), Nautical Union of Patras, is a water polo and swimming club situated in Patras, Greece.
Achaea or Achaia, sometimes transliterated from Greek as Akhaia, is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of West Greece and is situated in the northwestern part of the Peloponnese peninsula. The capital is Patras. Its population surpassed 300,000 for the first time in 2001.
Achaea Football Clubs Association is one of the oldest Greek amateur football clubs associations, representing teams from the Greek regional unit of Achaea.
A.S. Apollon Patras is a multi-sports club that is based in Patras, Greece. It has included sports sections in association football, basketball, table tennis, and volleyball. The club is named after the ancient Greek God Apollo, and its team colours are black and white.
APS Olympiacos Patras is a sports club in Patras, playing association football and volleyball. The team plays with the EPS Achaias and the EPO number 1788.
Agios Dimitrios A.C. is an athletic club in Patras in the upper city neighbourhood in the Achaia prefecture. Its jersey colours are red and white and it plays in the Achaia Football Clubs Association. It has the number EPO 1865. The team had played for many years in the third division. The team also has a basketball team.
Thyella ("Storm")(Greek: Α.Π.Σ. Θύελλα A.P.S. Thyella) is an athletic club in Patras in the Achaia prefecture. The club is one of the most popular in the entire prefecture of Achaia. The team was first created on June 14, 1930 and in the same year, the team entered the third division. Until 1938, the team reached the first category and played a protagonistic role and conquered many titles. In 1959 the team played under the Olympiacos name and played in the second division in the 1960-61 season, they played in the same division by renaming the club back to Thyella. Its colours are blue and white. They belong to the Achaia Football Clubs Association and won the Achaia championship two times.
Sports clubs based in Patras, Greece.
Ethnikos Piraeus is a Greek multisport club based in Piraeus. It was founded in 1923. The full name of the club is Ethnikos Omilos Filathlon Pireos/Phalirou or Ethnikos OFPF, which means National Club of Fans of Piraeus and Phalerum. Ethnikos has sections in football, basketball, volleyball, waterpolo, swimming and field hockey. In most of these sports, Ethnikos has won titles and honours. The most successful section is the water polo, which has won many titles in both men's and women's teams. Nevertheless, the most popular is the football team, which had a remarkable tradition in the first division in the past.
Apollon Patras B.C., named after the Greek God Apollo, is a Greek professional basketball club that is located in Patras, Greece. Apollon Patras B.C. is the men's basketball club of the Greek multi sports athletic union A.S. Apollon Patras. The club's name sponsorship is Apollon Patras B.C. Carna. Currently, Apollon competes in the Greek A2 Basket League, which is the 2nd-tier level basketball division in Greece.
E.A. Patras is a Greek omnisports club founded in 1927 and based in Patras. It is mostly known for its volleyball and boxing sections, which compete at the highest level in Greece. The volleyball section won the Greek championship in 1938, whereas the boxing section won the national title in 1979, 1983, 1984, 1988 and 1989.
NO Patras (NOP), Nautical Club of Patras, is a water polo club participating in the First Division of the Greek Championship.
The A1 Ethniki, often referred to as the Greek Water Polo League, is the highest professional water polo league in Greece. It is run by the Hellenic Swimming Federation. It is considered one of the top national leagues in European water polo, as its clubs have made significant success in European competitions.
Ethnikos Piraeus Water Polo Club is the water polo team of Ethnikos Piraeus or Ethnikos OFPF. Ethnikos is one of the most successful water polo clubs in Greece. They have won a record 38 Greek water polo championships and 12 Greek water polo cups with 9 Doubles. They hold the unique record of winning 18 championships in a row and 14 in a row as well.
The Nautical Club of Vouliagmeni, or "NOV" is a major aquatic sports club, founded by local sportsmen in 1937 in the seaside resort of Vouliagmeni, south of Athens city centre, Greece. The club is located on the eastern edge of the Mikro Kavouri peninsula, adjacent to the Astir Palace Hotel and overlooking the bay, town and lake of Vouliagmeni.
A.E.P. Olympias Patras or Olympiadas Patras, is a Greek multi-sport club that is located in Patras. It was founded in 1961. A.E.P. Olympias is one of the most historic athletic unions in Patras. The athletic union's team colors are orange and white. The club's current president is Nikolaos Bogonikolos.
Panathinaikos AC Water Polo, founded in 1930, is the water polo department of Panathinaikos A.C., the Athens-based Greek multi-sport club. Despite its early establishment it doesn't have any particular honours so far. The best result it has achieved in the A1 Ethniki Water Polo is the second place.
Panachaiki 1891 Football Club is a football club based in Patras, Greece. Founded in 1891, they have reached the Greek Cup semi-finals twice, as well as the quarter-finals on ten occasions. Moreover, they were the first Greek club outside Athens and Thessaloniki to represent Greece in a European competition, the 1973–74 UEFA Cup.
Panionios Water Polo Club is the water polo team of Panionios multi sport club. It has got teams both men and women. Men's team of Panionios plays in A1 Ethniki and women's team plays in A2 Ethniki.
Michail "Michalis" Kouretas is a retired Greek water polo player and a FINA and LEN-listed water polo referee.
Peloponnisos is a Greek regional daily newspaper published in Patras, the capital of the Peloponnese peninsula from which it takes its name.
I Imera is a newspaper that is based in Patras in the Achaea regional unit in Greece. Its editor-in-chief is Theodoros Kamperos.