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20/5/2021Dimosthenis Michalentzakis is crowned European Champion for the second time in 24 hours. The "gold" Paralympic champion of Rio after the gold in the 100m. butterfly (19/5/21), wins the gold in the 100m. free S8, with a performance of 58.52 during the Madeira European Championship. Alexandra Stamatopoulou also wins a back-to-back gold medal in the 50m. backstroke S4 (Ireland, 2018) while Aristidis Makrodimitris wins the silver medal in the 200m. free S2, one day after the bronze at 100m. backstroke.
20/5/2019Austrian Formula 1 legend, Niki Lauda, dies at the age of 70. The legendary Austrian, one of the best-known figures in motor racing, took the world title for Ferrari in 1975 and 1977 and McLaren in 1984. On 1 August 1976, one year after winning his first title, he suffered third-degree burns to his head and face and inhaled toxic gases that damaged his lungs after his vehicle burst into flames at Nurburgring. He was given the last rites in hospital but made an almost miraculous recovery and returned to racing, still bandaged, just 40 days later. This rivalry between Lauda and the British James Hunt during the 1976 Formula 1 motor-racing season was the theme of the biographical sports film Rush (2013) directed by Ron Howard. After his career as a racing driver, he became an airline entrepreneur.
20/5/2001Panathinaikos striker Krzysztof Warzycha scores his 234th goal in the victory over Panachaiki (4-0) becoming second all-time scorer in the Greek league along with Mimis Papaioannou of AEK, behind Thomas Mavros who has 261with Panionios and AEK
20/5/1991Coach Giannis Ioannidis signs with Olympiacos. It is the beginning of a new era for the basketball club (5 consecutive Greek championships)
20/5/1990Monica Seles breaks Steffi Graf's winning streak (66 wins) in the BMW German Open final
20/5/1990Former president (1982-1983) of AEK, Michalis Arkadis dies of heart attack, at the age of 51, before the start of the Apollon Athens-AEK match (0-0)
20/5/1972First FILPA rally starts
20/5/1970Bobby Charlton scores his last goal (49th) for England in the match against Colombia in Bogota
20/5/1957Ethnikos, owned by businessman Dimitris Karellas, is accused of being a “professional club” and is suspended for 6 months, missing the chance of fighting for the football championship. It is the year where Stathis Mantalozis is the goalkeeper, Ethnikos is very often placed at the top of the standings table
20/5/1900The International Exhibition begins in Paris, from 20/5 to 28/10, along with the second Olympic Games. 1.319 men and 11 women from 22 countries take part. For the first time women compete in Olympic Games. Track-and-field events are held in Bois de Boulogne. English tennis player Charlotte Parker is the first woman to win olympic gold. The games close in total failure
20/5/1734The first Jockey Club is founded in South Carolina


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