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21/2/201626-year-old Katerina Stefanidi registers a new national record in the women’s pole vault clearing 4.90 meters at the New York indoor meeting. The Greek pole-vaulter broke the 4.81m national indoor record that was just seven days old, from February 14, recorded by Nicole Kyriakopoulou. Stefanidi’s jump over 4.90m was the second best indoor performance in the world so far this year.
21/2/2014In celebration of the Greek EU Presidency from January to June 2014 and the enduring ties between Greek and British culture, six poems by Greek, British and Irish poets are posted in the London underground until April 2014. Hundreds of train sets are decorated with Greek verses of Kavafis, Gatsos, Sappho, Anyte of Tegea, and millions of passengers will be able to read them in English.
21/2/2000Coach Antonio Diaz Miguel, the only Spanish to have entered the Basketball Hall of Fame, dies of cancer aged 66. He was coach of the spanish national team for 27 years (431 games, 6 Olympics)
21/2/2000Coach Vangelis Roupakas leads Barcelona to their first Spanish Water Polo Cup. He becomes the second Greek coach after Giannis Giannouris (Pescara) to win a title abroad
21/2/1999Referee Mogetti shoots and kills 20-year old player McVeta when the latter attacks him with a knife in a match for the Southafrican football championship (Try Again - Wellebies)
21/2/1999For the first time in a Primera Division match (Espagnol - Deportivo La Coruna) the forth referee is a woman
21/2/1997Ethiopian runner Haile Gebrselassie becomes the first to run the 5000m indoors in less than 13 minutes (12:59.04)
21/2/1997FIFA suggests that video replay should be used to settle controversies
21/2/1994''Sportime'' , daily sports newspaper, is first published
21/2/1958Duncan Edwards dies at the Munich’s “Rechts der Isar” hospital 15 days after the Munich air crash of February 6, being all this tme in a coma fighting with death. Already at his 21, he won 18 caps for England (1955-1957) and made 175 appearances with Manchester scoring 21 goals (1952-1958
21/2/1952Dick Button performs the first figure skating triple jump in a competition
21/2/1945Scottish runner Eric Liddell, olympic winner at the Paris 1924 Olympics, dies of a brain tumor in a japanese internment camp aged 43. The film ''Chariots of Fire'' is based on his victory

 

             
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