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Now that Greece has dealt with its fiscal emergency, it can turn its attention to another impending crisis: the physical fitness crisis.

A new survey published by the European Commission reveals that Greece scores at the bottom – along with Bulgaria and Italy – of a ranking of member states by sports participation. Just 3 per cent of Greeks play sports regularly, a fact that woud surely make the ancients pole vault in their graves. By contrast, Ireland came top of table with 23 per cent, closely trailed by the Nordic countries. Read more