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24/1/200943-year-old Sofoklis Pilavios is elected president of the Hellenic Football Federation
24/1/2008Andreas Vgenopoulos announces the creation of Panathenian Unifying Movement (PEK) and proposes the participation of businessmen in the company’s (Panathinaikos FC) stock capital
24/1/2005Nikos Mourkakos, one of the top administrative managers of Ethnikos for almost 40 years, since 1950, and the first sportscaster of the Military Forces Radio, broadcasting football matches every Sunday from 1954 to 1963, dies at the age of 82. In parallel, he wrote lines for many folk songs, which became huge successes
24/1/2004Brazil’s “black diamond”, forward Leonidas da Silva dies aged 91. He participated in two World Cups and was the first scorer at the 1938 World Cup with 8 goals
24/1/1998Krzysztof Warzycha overcomes Antonis Antoniadis to become Panathinaikos all-time leading scorer with 182 goals in a match against Apollon Athens (5-2)
24/1/1997Martina Hingis from Switzerland becomes the youngest female tennis player to win a Grand Slam after defeating Mary Pierce 6-2, 6-2, for the Australian Open in Melbourne
24/1/1994Gymnast Ioannis Melissanidis takes the PSAT award. The young champion received accolade when he dedicated the gold medal he earned at the European Juniors to the memory of his friend turkish gymnast Murat Kanbas who died in a car accident before the games. For this gesture he was awarded the ''Ipektsi'' prize
24/1/1977FIFA decides the organization of a World Cup for footballers aged 16-19 years to be played every two years. The first World Cup will be held in June of the same year and because there will not be enough time for qualifying games, FIFA will decide on the participating teams. These will be Spain, France, Austria, Hungary and Soviet Union
24/1/1976According to a decision issued by the Sports Court, the 22-year-old Panionios footballer Thomas Mavros, is set free to trasnfer to any team since he was under aged when he, in 1970, signed his contract. Mavros will move to AEK of president Loukas Barlos and coach Frantisek Fandrok
24/1/1947The NFL adds a fifth referee and allows ''sudden death'' in playoff games
24/1/1930Primo Carnera makes his boxing debut. He knocks out Big Boy Patterson in 70 seconds in front of 20.000 spectators
24/1/1922Apostolos Nikolaidis makes his debut in an official match with Panathinaikos against Piraikos Sindesmos (0-0) for the Athens-Piraeus Championship
24/1/1900Newcastle Badminton Club, the oldest english club, is founded

 

             
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