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16/9/2016Greek champion Grigoris Polichronidis wins the silver medal in the mixed individual boccia (cat. BC3) after losing to Korean Geongk 8-1 in the gold medal match at the Rio Paralympic Games. This is his second medal after the bronze in the team event and 13th for Greece, which surpasses the harvest of 12 medals in the London Paralympics.
16/9/2009AZ Alkmaar visit Olympiacos for their first ever Champions League match with coach Ronald Koeman setting a record as he coaches his fifth club in the CL. He had previously coaches Ajax, Benfica, PSV, and Valencia in CL matches.
16/9/2008In the middle of the global financial crisis, the US government averts AIG’s (American International Group) bankruptcy by a federal bailout of US $85 billion, temporarily saving Manchester United’s shirt sponsorship deal with AIG, signed on 6/4/2006.
16/9/2008Greek athlete Che Jon Fernandez wins the bronze medal in men’s shot put F53/54 with 8.29 and Alexandra Dimoglou also wins the bronze medal in the women’s 100m T13 with 12.56 at the Beijing Paralympic Games
16/9/200739-year-old Mr Colin McRae is killed at a helicopter crash within the grounds of his family home at Jerviswood, Lanark. His 5-year-old son Johnny Gavin McRae, 6-year-old Ben Porcelli, who had been over playing with Johnny, and family friend Graeme Duncan (37) are also killed. In 1995, McRae was the first British and the youngest driver to be crowned world champion and we had won Acropolis Rally 5 times (1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002), more than any other driver
16/9/2007Giannis Ioannidis is re-elected with the party of New Democracy and two days later he will take the office of the Deputy Minister of Sports
16/9/2000Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe sets new 400m free style world record with 3.40.59 at the Sydney Olympics
16/9/1996Al Arbour, the coach who led New York Islanders to 5 consecutive Stanley Cups, is elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame
16/9/1989“Jigger” Yannis Vardinogiannis wins the 23th Salonica International Exhibition Rally. One year later, on September 16, he will also capture the 24th
16/9/1979Lola Daifa is appointed head of the Public Relations department of Olympiacos Football Club. She’s the first lady to hold such a position in a football club in Greece where she will remain for the next 10 years
16/9/1969The 9th European Athletics Championships open in Athens, at Karaiskakis Stadium. It is the first time an athletic event is covered by the greek television (Giannis Diakogiannis as sportscaster). The Soviet sprinter Valery Borzov begins a promising career (10.4'' in 100m). Janis Lusis (91.52m in javelin), Viktor Saneyev (16.94m in triple jump) and Igor Ter-Ovanesjan (8.17m in long jump) are the dominant figures of the games
16/9/1964Panathinaikos becomes the first greek football team to draw at an away match for the European Champions Cup (2-2 with Gledoran from Ireland)
16/9/1964Aris Salonica play their first international game against Roma (0-0) for the Exhibitions Cup (later UEFA). They will be eliminated after losing 3-0 in Italy
16/9/1937First football match on TV, Arsenal A' - Arsenal B' at Highbury
16/9/1929Albert Geldard becomes the youngest player (15 years and 158 days old) to play in the english football league


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