Though the idea of Olympics was based on the ancient Olympic Games held in Olympia, Greece from 8th century BC to 4th century AD, the first edition of the modern Games were held in 1896.
Traditionally, Easter is an opportunity for many people to leave the urban centres to celebrate in the countryside.
The IOC Session unanimously approved the proposal at its virtual meeting on Thursday, said a statement.
In Q4 of last year, the Greek GDP decreased 7.9 per cent year-on-year, but increased by 2.7 per cent from the previous quarter
The second lockdown in Greece amidst the pandemic started on November 7, 2020, and was initially scheduled to end on November 30, reports Xinhua news agency.
"The epidemiological burden remains high," government spokesman Stelios Petsas told reporters as he announced the extension.
The IOC EB also approved, in the absence of current IOC President, Thomas Bach, the directives concerning the election of the IOC President that is due to be held during the 137th IOC Session.
The Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS) in a statement on Thursday said that they had discussed several measures to hold the annual event in a safe manner, such as staging only the full 42km race
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