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28/2/2018The ESIEA Cultural Foundation honors 15 veterans in sports journalism. The honored journalists, with Harris Lyberopoulos being the oldest (born in 1922), are Dinos Vendikos, Giannis Diakogiannis, Fedon Konstantoudakis, Giorgos Liveris, Dimitris Lyberopoulos, Petros Linardos, Costas Mitropoulos, Andreas Bomis, Giorgos Pantouris, Lefteris Papadopoulos, Makis Papazisis, Dimitris Papanagiotou, Stavros Tsochos and Vangelis Fountoukidis.
28/2/2000UEFA announces that players who celebrate a goal lifting their skirt to reveal political or commercial messages will be shown the yellow card. Their case will be examined by the UEFA disciplinary committee
28/2/1999Proodeftiki's first win over Iraklis in 31 years. PAOK's first away win over Panathinaikos in 15 years
28/2/1999The Greek rhythmic team (featuring Irini Aindili, Eva Christodoulou, Hara Karyami, Anna Pollatou, Maria Georgatou and Kleoniki Georgakopoulou) wins the first gold medal (38.767 points) in its history at the Madera International Tournament
28/2/1991Even without their fans, Aris beat Leverkusen 133-117 for the European Champions Cup. Aris were punished for the violence that broke out when the lights went out during a devastating game against Barcelona
28/2/1960The 8th Winter Olympics close in Squaw Valley, California. 531 men and 146 women from 30 countries took part
28/2/1956Panathinaikos footballer Antonis Tsolinas dies. He was capped three times by the National Football Team of Greece, with four goals, all scored in a single game against Bulgaria (6-1)
28/2/1946“Le Equipe” (the team), the French daily newspaper devoted to sports is first published. Initially, it will circulate three times per week and from 1948 it will become daily. The paper owes its life to its ancestor “L’Auto”, which started publishing after the demise of “Le Velo”, caused by the 19th century French scandal involving the officer Alfred Dreyfus who was accused of selling secrets to the Germans, France’s old enemy.
28/2/1940First televised intercollegiate basketball game. Pittsburgh beat Fondham 50-37 at Madison Square Garden
28/2/1935The International Olympic Committee recognises FIBB's (afterwards FIBA) independence


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