Greek Orthodox Archdiocese District Olympics

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The goal of the Direct Archdiocesan District (DAD) Olympics was to expand the athletic program beyond basketball. The current program started as a "Junior Olympics" idea and has grown from a one-day program at Queens College in 1979, to a three-day event each Memorial Day weekend at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood, Long Island. Last year, over 1,300 JOYANS and GOYANS from 26 parishes participated in events including swimming, chess, checkers, backgammon, basketball, table tennis, nok-hockey, softball throw, high jump, long jump, tennis, softball, soccer, track, volleyball, kickball, and a 5K run. The Olympics are open to boys and girls, 7-18 years of age and active in their parish's youth program

When teaching our children the fundamentals of our Orthodox faith and the rich history of our Hellenic heritage through sports, we instill in them the pride and unity needed for the continuation of Orthodoxy and Hellenism in America. The Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan District Olympics is one of the most positive and exciting programs for our youth.

Archangel Michael's participation in the Olympics is coordinated through our Athletics organization and information is posted each spring as it is made available. Please email athletics@archangelmichaelchurch.orgwith any questions.

Ionian Village

Ionian Village began as a Vision of Archbishop Iakovos intending to preserve Orthodoxy and Hellenism for Greek American youth. His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos envisioned the creation of a “Golden Bridge” between Greek American youth and their Hellenic heritage and Orthodox faith in the form of a summer camp program in Greece operated by the Archdiocese. Young people connect with the land of their ancestors and discover and appreciate the religious, linguistic, political, and cultural treasures of their own heritage. Please visit the website at and also contact the church office to learn more.

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Archangel Michael Church

Greek Orthodox Church
of Port Washington