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27/9/2006Cypriot president Tassos Papadopoulos and International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge inaugurate the Cypriot Olympic House in Nicosia, praising the role of chairman, Kikis Lazarides since 1979
27/9/2004Seven schoolchildren of the Farkadona high school are killed and more than 30 are injured when the bus, transporting them to Athens to watch the Paralympic Games, crashes with a truck at the “Malliakos Horseshoe”. ATHOC cancels the artistic part of the 12th Paralympic Games closing ceremony
27/9/2004Anthi Karagianni wins the silver medal (1:00.13) at the 400m T13, while in swimming Christos Tabaxis wins the gold (1:22.20) and Alexandros Taxildaris the silver (1:42.34) in the S1 100m freestyle, Haralambos Taiganidis wins the silver (24.97) in the S13 50m freestyle, Maria Kalpakidou (1:28.30) wins the silver medal in the S2 50m backstroke and Giorgos Kapellakis the bronze (1:11.46) in the S2 50m backstroke, at the Athens Paralympic Games
27/9/200325 year-old driver Dimitris Koliopanos, son of the statesman Theodoros Koliopanos, loses his life in a tragic accident during the European Rally Championship in Peloponese
27/9/2002Fedon Konstantoudakis receives an award by Petros Linardos for his contribution as a sports journalist, on behalf of PSAT
27/9/2001After 3 years of absence Michael Jordan returns to NBA to play for the Washington Wizards
27/9/2000Anastasia Kelesidou wins the silver medal in discus with 65.71m at the Sydney Olympics. Stella Tsikouna takes 5th place (64.08m) and Katerina Vongoli (61.57m) 9th
27/9/2000800.000 Australians watch Australian sprinter Cathy Freeman win the gold medal in women's 400m final
27/9/200020 year-old Michalis Mouroutsos (58 kg) wins olympic gold in tae kwon do after beating Gabriel Esparza 4-2 in Sydney
27/9/2000Russian wrestler Alexander Karelin is defeated for the first time in 13 years. He loses to American Rulon Gardner (1-0) in the extra time of the 130 kgr greco-roman final. It is the second point Karelin concedes in 10 years.
27/9/1994Chad Hundeby swims across the English Channel in record time of 7 hours and 17 minutes
27/9/1992World F1 champion Nigel Mansell wins the Portuguese Grand Prix (in a race he never lost the lead), marking his 9th victory in that season
27/9/1990Vassilis Hatzipanagis plays his last european match (Valencia - Iraklis)
27/9/1983Larry Bird signs a 7-year contract with Boston for $15 million
27/9/1972Nikos Gioutsos scores and Olympiacos beat Cagliari 1-0 and qualify to the next round of the European Cup Winners’ Cup, as two weeks ago the Italians lost again by 2-1 in Faliro
27/9/1972Panathinaikos face CSSK Sofia at Leoforos after their defeat in Sofia (2-1). Panathinaikos win 2-1 (Juan Veron, Araken Demelo) and the match goes overtime. The score does not change, therefore penalty kicks are to determine the winner. When Panathinaikos lose the 7th penalty, Soviet referee Libatov commits a grave error believing that CSSK is the indisputable winner. Panathinaikos make an appeal proving that there would be a draw had CSSK lost a penalty. Therefore the match is repeated on October 26, 1972 and CSSK win by 2-0
27/9/1936The 7th Balkan Games open in Athens, at Panathinaikon stadium. Greece took over the organization after Bulgaria's refusal due to economical problems. Christos Mantikas is the key figure of the games with 5 gold medals (110m hurdles, 400m hurdles, 400m, 4x100m ?a? 4x400m)
27/9/1923The 20th Panionii Games, the first to be held in Greece, are organized by Panionios with participants from Istanbul and Egypt
27/9/1908General Motors (GM) is founded in Flint, Michigan, as a holding company for Buick, controlled by William C. Durant. In 1911, Durant along with Louis-Joseph Chevrolet will establish Chevrolet Motor Car Company, which on 2/5/1918, will be d by GM.

 

             
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