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3/8/2010Eleni Polichronidou, rhythmic gymnastics coach since 1982, technical director of the Hellenic Gymnastics Federation and member of the technical commission of UEG, dies of cancer at the age of 50
3/8/2008Greece beat Lithuania 57-50 to capture the nation's first ever gold medal at the U18 European Championship Men which was played at the halls of Pyrgos and Amaliada. Lithunia's Donatas Motiejunas was named MVP of the tournament and the best line-up consisted of him along with Turkey center Enes Kanter, Croatia forward Mario Delas and Greek guards Nikos Pappas and Kostas Sloukas. The tournament's Fair Play award was given to Greek forward Vlantimir Giankovits, who broke a bone in his foot in the third game of the event and cheered on his team-mates at the semi-finals and finals wearing a cast on his leg.
3/8/2002Greece wins its first medal in a European Aquatics Championships. The 4x200m free style team (Thanassis Economou, Nikos Xylouris, Spyros Gianniotis and Giannis Kokkodis) takes third place
3/8/2000The Mistral World Juniors Championships close at Korthi, Andros. Byron Kokkalakis wins 2 gold medals. Alexis Prappas takes third place. In the veterans' category (over 40 years old) Thanos Sakkas wins the gold medal
3/8/2000FIFA decides to review the system for awarding the World Cup. Starting from 2010, the tournament will rotate from continent to continent
3/8/1996Greece beats Brazil 91-72 during the Atlanta Olympic Games Basketball Tournament. Panayotis Giannakis, who participates for the last time with the national basketball team, scores 3 points and reaches 5291 in 351 games, being first in front of Panayotis Fassoulas (2384 / 243) and Fanis Christodoulou (2255 / 219) in caps
3/8/1996Niki Bakogianni wins the silver medal in high jump with 2.03m at the Atlanta Olympics. Stefka Konstantinova of Bulgaria takes first place with 2.05m
3/8/1989Jorge Velasquez becomes the fifth jockey to complete 6.000 wins
3/8/1980The 22th Olympic Games close in Moscow. 5.326 men and 1.088 women from 81 countries took part in 23 events. USA abstained. The IOC conference elected Juan Antonio Samaranch as president. Dailey Tompson excelled in decathlon
3/8/196219-year-old Takis Economopoulos is signed by Proodeftiki. One year after he will move to Panathinaikos, where he will become one of the top goalkeepers of the club and the national team
3/8/1950Olympique Lyonnais FC is founded following an agreement between the football and ragby team, which exist since 1899
3/8/1932Discus thrower Jules Noel loses the olympic gold in Los Angeles as the judges miss his attempt. Unable to repeat it, he places 4th
3/8/1881The US National Tennis Federation detracts the term ''national'' from its title
3/8/1852First US intercollegiate rowing race - Harvard beats Yale

 

             
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