|N.O. P. Faliro’s Antonis Bougiouris wins the 1st place and the gold medal at the Ilca 7 World Championship, Master category, in Thailand. Antonis rose to the top with 10 first places in 12 races among 19 athletes from 13 countries.
|Stavros Papadopoulos dies at the age of 89 in Hong Kong, after being hospitalized in the intensive care unit due to cardiac problems. Under his presidency, Kalamata FC reached the first national division in 1995 presenting players such as Nikos Lymberopoulos, Peter Oforikwe and Derek Boateng.
|FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, and world leading sports apparel brand Nike, announce the signing of an 11-year (2017-2027) commercial agreement covering FIBA's Senior Men's, Women's and Youths' flagship national team competitions.
|Greek powerlifter Konstantinos Dimou earns silver medal in the +107-kilogram category achieving a lift of 220 kg on the final day of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Powerlifting World Cup in Kuala Lumpur
|Greek powerlifting champion Pavlos Mamalos earns gold in the 107-kilogram category achieving a lift of 235 kg on the final day of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Powerlifting World Cup in Kuala Lumpur.
|Vassilis Papageorgopoulos, the Greek politician who served as deputy and as Minister of Sports with “New Democracy” as well as Thessaloniki mayor is sentenced to life in prison for embezzling 17.9 million from the municipality of Thessaloniki. In the past, he was a track and field athlete, several times champion of Greece and Balkan in the 100m. competition and winner of three European medals.
|Michalis Mastrandreas, the honorary president of the CEV and the Greek Volleyball Federation, dies aged 84. During his 60-year presence in the sports arena, which started from clubs in Egypt, he served as president of the Greek Volleyball Federation (1975-1993), member of the executive committee, treasurer and, finally, as president of the CEV (1976-1995), being at the same time also FIVB vice president and member of the Greek Olympic Committee. He was general secretary of the Mediterranean Games of Athens (1988-1991) while in 1984, he headed the Greek delegation at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
|The European Indoors Championships close in Gand. Katerina Thanou wins the gold medal in 60m (7.05). Theodoridis and Pavlakakis come second (6.51) and third (6.54) in 60m respectively
|Wendy Toms becomes the first female referee to officiate a professional football match (Lekester - Tranmere Rovers at Wembley)
|Former executive of Panathinaikos Ioannis Malakates dies aged 76
|A transmitter, installed at the top of the Military Geographical Service building in the center of Athens, sends the pictures of the Military Television Channel, the second TV channel in Greece, with a 2-hour program
|Platt Adams dies at the age of 73 in USA. He was silver Olympic winner in Stockholm in standing long jump with 3.36, where the Greek Tsiklitiras was golden with 3.37, whereas in standing high jump he was golden with 1.63 and Tsiklitiras bronze (1.55)
|The Boston Celtics beat Minneapolis 173-139 in the highest scoring game in NBA history
|Costis Palamas, the major greek poet who wrote the Olympic Hymn dies. Spyridon Samaras composed the musical score. The hymn was first performed at the opening of the first Olympics in Athens. In 1958 by decision of the International Olympic Committee the hymn is to be performed at every Olympic opening
|Bayern Munich is founded by Franz John and 17 young men at ''Gisela'' restaurant in Munich
|Boxers Danny Needham and Patsy Kerrigan fight 100 rounds in San Fransisco before the match is declared a draw after more than six and a half hours
|First baseball match played in England at Lord's Cricket Ground. The teams consist of football and cricket players, along with some genuine American baseball players