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1/2/2020The indoor arena of Patras is named after Kostas Petropoulos as a minimal honor to an athlete who laid the foundations of high level basketball in both local and national level. The decision was taken on 4/11/2019 by the Board of Directors of PEAK in its regular meeting.
1/2/2012At least 74 fans and hundreds are injured at the Port Said Stadium following riots after the end of the Egyptian Premier League game Al Masry - Al Ahly 3-1
1/2/2009Serena Williams wins her fourth Australian Open crown, by defeating Dinara Safina from Russia with 6-0 and 6-3 at the final in Melbourne, equalling the record in the Open Era shared by Margaret Smith Court, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Steffi Graf and Monica Seles
1/2/1998Aris Salonica (coached by Christos Magotsios) put aside the financial problems to win the Greek Cup by overcoming AEK (coached by Giannis Ioannidis) 71-68 in the final. Panagiotis Liadelis is voted MVP
1/2/1994In Portland, Oregon Tonya Harding's ex-husband Jeff Gillooly pleads guilty for his role in attacking figure skater Nancy Kerrigan on 6/1/1994. On July 14, 1994, he will be sentenced to two years in prison
1/2/1987Patrick Sjoberg sets new high jump world record with 2.41m in a meeting dedicated to Christos Mantikas at Peace and Friendship Stadium. A crowd of 15.000 exhorts him to jump higher. Sjoberg will break his own record (2.42m) in Stockholm on June 30, 1987
1/2/1980Italian cyclist Gastone Nencini dies at the age of 50. He was the winner of Giro di Iitalia (1957) and Tour de France (1960)
1/2/1979Trevor Francis of Birmingham is transferred to Nottingham Forest for 1 million pounds. He is the first British player to be the subject of a seven-figure transfer fee
1/2/1967The American Basketball Association (ABA) is founded by 10 clubs with George Mikan as chairman. Their championship will last 9 years
1/2/1930Joe Bambrick sets english scoring record after scoring 6 goals leading N.Ireland to victory over Wales (7-1)
1/2/1914In a baseball World Tour show the NY Giants play a friendly match against the Chicago White Sox (3-3) in Egypt, near the Pyramids
1/2/1913Stockholm Olympics gold winner (pentathlon and dekathlon) Jimmy Thorpe is transferred to New York Giants as a professional baseball player. As a result, IOC will take his medals away but will reinstate them 28 years after his death


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