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Greek Shooting In The Olympic Games

From 1896 to 2008, we have a total of 141 participations in 22 events from 97 Greek Shooters. There was no participation of our Shooters in the Olympic Games of 1900, 1904, 1928 and 1932. Greek Shooters have won 10 Medals (1-7-2). The only gold medal was wan by Pantelis...

Greek Weight Lifting In The Olympic Games

Our nation has taken part in 15 Weight Lifting events of the 29 Olympic Games, as they are typically counted for. Out of those, 26 Events have really taken place from 1896 to 2008. The participations of our athletes amount to 71 and among these athletes are 8 who have...

Personalities In Sports

THE TOP GREEK EXECUTIVES WHO DISPLAYED INTERNATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITY AND WITH THEIR MOMENTUM HELPED THE DEVELOPMENT OF GREEK SPORTS A DEFINITIVE ANTHOLOGY BY GEORGE LIVERIS Greece in the international scene. Our executives who crossed the border. Sports personalities that were developed by strong activity in the International Associations. On one...

Our Five Appearances In Modern Pentathlon

The Modern Pentathlon for men was included in the Olympic Games in 1912 and for women in 2000. Called “Modern” as opposed to the “ancient” that had a different philosophy. The modern idea came from the inspiration of an officer – prisoner who escapes with his horse (horse riding) struggles...

Greek Brothers And Sons In The Olympics

Among the (about) 1.500 Greek Athletes who have participated from 1896 until 2008, in the Olympic Games and have become Olympians, there are many relatives of the 1st degree. That is: Brothers, father, son or daughter, or spouses. For now there is no corresponding case of mother and daughter or...

Fifty Years Olympic Academy

With the President of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge being present, the magnificent cultural event of beginning the 2011 Conference of the Olympic Academy as well as the completion of 50 years since its launch, took place on Sunday the 26th of June at the Pnika Hill. On the...

Our Boxers In The Olympics

Our first participation in the Olympic Games Boxing Events took place in 1924 in Paris. Since then, we have had 34 entries with 28 boxers in 15 events. Our most successes were the 3 5th places with George Stefanopoulos, Tigran Ouzlian and Elias Pavlidis. Surprisingly, the confirmed participation of the...

Our Marathon Runners In Olympic Games

MEN 1896 SPIRΟS LOUIS 1st 2 HOURS 58.50 1896 CHARILAOS BASILAKIS 2nd 3 HOURS 06.03 1896 MICHALIS MPELOKAS 3rd 1896 IOANNIS VRETTOS 4th 1896 ELEYTHERIOS PAPASYMEON 5th 1904 DIMITRIOS VELOULIS 5th 1896 DIMITRIOS DELIGIANNIS 6th 1896 EYAGGELOS GERAKAKIS 8th 1896 STAMATIS MASSOURIS 9th 1896 SOKRATIS LAGOYDAKIS 10th 1904 CHRISTOS ZECHOURITIS...

The Greek Sports In The Olympic Games

Here are the total attendances of Sports, by men and women and the total attendances of Greek Athletes in the Olympic Games from 1896 up to and including 2008. The Olympic Games of Athens in 1906 are not included. ATTENDANCES ATHLETES (MEN-WOMEN) 1 ATHLETICS 26 297 2 WRESTLING 23 86...

Greek Olympians with the most participations in Olympic Events in Athletics

RENOS FRAGOUDAKIS: (1909 – 1986) 7 Participations: 1928(100m., 200m., 4X100m., 4Χ400m.), 1932(4Χ100m.), 1936(100m., 200m.). VOULA PATOULIDOU: (1965) 6 Participations: 1988(100m., 4Χ100m.) 1992(100m. Hurdles 1st win), 1996 (Long Jump), 2000(100μ, 4Χ100m.). DIMITRIS KARABATIS: (1899 – 1964) 6 Participations: 1920(100m., 200m.), 1924 (Discus Throw – Shot Put), 1928 (Discus Throw – Shot...