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22/6/2016Chile beats Colombia 2-0 in a game that was interrupted in half time by more than two hours because of bad weather and will play Argentina in the Copa America final.
22/6/2015Parma is relegated to Serie D after the club failed in their bid to find a buyer who could relieve them of their debt. The Ducali were relegated after finishing bottom of Serie A last season and were declared bankrupt by an Italian court in March. They have never won a Serie A title but during the 1990s they won 2 UEFA Cups, 1 Cup Winners’ Cup, 1 European Super Cup, 2 Italian Cups and 1 Italian Super Cup and finished second to Juventus in the league in 1997.
22/6/2015Greece, with Anna Korakaki and Konstantinos Malgarinos, is defeated by Germany 5-4 in the gold medal match and wins the silver medal at the Mixed Team 10m Air Pistol during the 1st European Games at Baku, Azerbaijan. Russia is ranked third (winning Spain 5-4 in the bronze medal match).
22/6/201110 people are arrested by the police with charges of participation in illegal betting and other offenses. President of Olympiakos Volos, Achilleas Beos, will be imprisoned while prosecutions will be drawn for other 83 people. The investigation commenced on 13/9/2010 when assistant DA Popi Ppandreou started exploring denunciations about match-fixing. Two months later, Olympiakos Volos and Kavala will be relegated to the Fourth Division.
22/6/2001The 23rd “Peloponnese Olympic Rally” commences. Actor Alkis Kourkoulos, who runs for the first time in dirt with a Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VI and Kostas Stefanis as a co-driver, will finish third in the “N” Category and fourth in the overall ranking
22/6/1999Martina Hingis loses to Jelena Dokic 6-2, 6-0 in 54 minutes becoming the 3d world champion after Garet Smith (1962) and Steffi Graf (1994) to get disqualified from Wimbledon's first round
22/6/1996Former captain of the greek water polo national team Epaminondas Samartzidis is drowned in Epidaurus
22/6/1986''It was God's hand'', said Maradona when asked about the first goal he scored against England. His second goal though is considered one of the all-time best. Argentina disposed of England (2-1) on their way to win the 1986 World Cup in Mexico
22/6/1984Vassilis Hatzipanagis plays with “World XI”, featuring Franz Beckenbauer, Mario Kempes, Kevin Keegan and Dominique Rocheteau, in a football match against New York Cosmos in New York.
22/6/1983The NHL institutes a 5-minute sudden death overtime period
22/6/1939First water skiing tournament on New York's Long Island
22/6/1938Joe Louis becomes the first afroamerican heavyweight champion after beating James Braddock in round 8. Joe Louis (alias Bober Brown) kept the title from 1938 to 1949 setting a record in boxing history
22/6/1874English chess master, Howard Staunton, dies at the age of 64. He was the principal organizer of the first international chess tournament in June 1851, which caused Adolf Anderssen to be recognized as the world’s strongest player, among 16 Europe’s best players. During a break in this tournament, on 26 June 1851, the famous “Immortal Game” was played between Anderssen and Kiesevitzky. In 1847, he published his most famous book “The Chess Player’s Handbook” and in 1849 he advertised on his column a new set of chess pieces, designed by Nathaniel Cook and registered on 1 March 1849.
22/6/1874Lawn tennis, invented one year earlier by Walter Copton Wingfield, is presented for the first time

 

             
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