Sports Events on 17/3      

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17/3/2008The first issue of the weekly magazine “Sport +” circulates as a slip in “Kathimerini” newspaper.
17/3/2006Journalist Giorgos Pagiotelis dies aged 71. He was one of the first to deal with statistics in the sport filed keeping results and data for many many years
17/3/1992PAOK lose to Real Madrid 63-65 at the European Cup Winners Cup final in Nantes as Ricky Brown scores a last second 2-pointer
17/3/1992A week after completing 700 football games David O' Leary of Arsenal is sent off for the first time in his career
17/3/1991Diego Maradona is arrested in Italy for cocaine use after a Campionato match (Napoli - Bari 1-0, Maradona) and is punished by FIFA with a 15-month ban
17/3/1988Nikolas Asimos, composer, lyricist and Greek rock singer, commits suicide at his house, at the age of 39. His real surname was Asimopoulos, and before leaving his birthplace, Kozani, he was a high jump athlete, he played basketball and football as a goalkeeper at the local team, with which he refused to issue a player ID. Writer and SEGAS president, Dimitris Bageris, will publish his biography, titled “The Famous Nikolas Asimos”, in the same year he will publish the biography of Vassilis Syllis.
17/3/1988Larissa's fans seal off the city for 36 hours and block the National Highway in protest for the deduction of 4 points due to Tsingov doping scandal. Larissa will be given those points back to win the Greek league
17/3/1971A mass brawl involving the players of Boca Juniors and Sporting Cristal forces the referee to expel 19 out of the 22 players
17/3/1968Takis Loukanidis makes his last appearance with Panathinaikos against Egaleo (0-0) at the ground of Alexandra Avenue
17/3/1963The construction of the Egaleo football ground starts in an area close to the center of the city, bought in 1961 for 3.000.000 drachmas
17/3/1947Rocky Marciano knocks down Lee Esterson in his first fight starting a series of 49 wins. He is the only world boxing champion who retired undefeated
17/3/1946The Greek Football Federation announces that, before the start of the matches that will be played on the national holiday of March 25, all players are obliged to round up at the center of the ground and sing the National Anthem
17/3/1917First women's bowling tournament held in St Louis, USA (100 participants)
17/3/1888''Kincsem'', the hungarian mare who won all 54 races she took part in her 3-year career (1876-1879), dies on her birthday aged 14
17/3/1884Jon Joseph Montgomery makes the first glider flight in Otay, California
17/3/1876Marshall Jones Brooks sets the first record in high jump (over 6 feet)
17/3/1871National Association of Professional Baseball Players established


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