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23/6/2015Chess player Garry Kasparov challenges 15 young players aged 8 to 14 simultaneously to chess games at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) in Athens. During the Press Conference, the “Chess in the Schools” program was presented. The program was implemented in 190 schools throughout Greece, with a grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, in collaboration with the Kasparov Chess Foundation Europe and the Association of Chess Players of Thessaloniki. The Stavros Niarchos Park in Athens, Greece, opened its doors to the public for the first time on 21/6/2015, presenting 4 days -and nights- of events that will offer a “future-like experience” to visitors, reflecting the multifaceted program of activities that will take place there once it is in operation.
23/6/2015Apostolos (Lakis) Tsantas the emblematic strain of Greek and International Family of Water Polo Referees dies aged 80. He was the historic member of the Association of Greek water polo referees. He held the presidency for many years of the Central Committee of Referees in Greek Swimming Federation until now. He was for 3 quadrennials President of AIA (International Association of Water Polo Referees). and in addition was elected member of Technical Water Polo Committee (TWPC) of LEN, an election that put him at the top of the Water Polo governing bodies of arbitration in the European area. He served for many years (from 1970 to 1991) as an International Water Polo Referee, with too many appointments in top events in the global scene. He arbitrated 507 international games, 5 Olympic Games (1972-1976-1980-1984-1988), 6 World Championships (1973-1975-1978-182-1986-1991), 5 European Championships (1975-1977-1981-1985-1987), 2 Mediterranean Games, etc.
23/6/2015Dimitrios Dimitriou of Greece wins the silver medal with 3:52.57 in the Men's 400m Freestyle final during day eleven of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Baku Aquatics Centre. Paul Hentschel of Germany won the gold medal with 3:52.43.
23/6/2006“A” sample of Marion Jones’ urine is tested positive for Erythropoietin (EPO) at the Indianapolis USA Track and Field Championships. Although three months later (6/9/2006) the “B” sample will be tested negative, Jones will admit on 5/10/2007 that she used steroids and will surrender her 5 Sydney Olympic medals
23/6/1999Greece are eliminated from Eurobasket's next round for the first time since 1983 after losing to Lithuania 82-64 in Dijon, France
23/6/1997Defender Franco Baresi retires from playing aged 37. He is also one of the few players who spent his entire career at one club, AC Milan, for whom he played 532 games, scoring 16 goals. With Milan, Baresi won six scudetti (Serie A league titles) and three European Cups. His #6 jersey was retired by the club, a rarity for Italian football. He also capped 81 times with the Italian national football team
23/6/1986AEK and Iraklis play for third place in the Greek league despite the fact that AEK should be tried on bribery charges. The players of Iraklis are determined to make a mockery out of this game and one by one leave the pitch faking injury
23/6/1982Juan Antonio Samaranch inaugurates the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. Eleven years later, on the same day, he will inaugurate the new Olympic Museum celebrating IOC's 99 years
23/6/196871 people die and hundreds get injured at the end of a Boca Juniors - La Plata football match when a false fire alarm panics the crowd
23/6/1902“Mercedes” is lodged as a trade name but will be legally registered on September 26th. The name belongs to the 12-year old daughter of Emil Jellinek, who in 1899 won the Tour de Nice with a 23hp Daimler racing car with the predonym Mercedes. After his win, Jellinek ordered 36 vehicles at a total price of 550.000 marks. Jellinek will obtain the permission to call himseld Jellinek-Mercedes. It is probably the first time a father takes his daughter’s name
23/6/1894The International Olympic Committee is founded in Sorbonne. Pierre de Coubertin succeeds in convincing all members on the revival of the Olympic Games. Greece is represented by Dimitrios Vikelas
23/6/1771Jose Candido Exposito becomes the first matador to be killed in a bullfight


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