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9/8/2020It’s the last day of circulation for the newspaper "Ethnos tis Kyriakis". The newspaper was first released in 1913 by Spryos Nikolopoulos. The Synday visrion of the paper was released in 1982 and on 29/7/2017 it was bought by Ivan Savidis.
9/8/201825-year-old Greek swimmer Kristian Gkolomeev breaks his run of fourth places (in five European championships) by winning silver in the men’s 50 m freestyle final at the European Championships at the Tollcross International Swimming Center in Glasgow
9/8/2016Greek swimmer Kristian Gkolomeev breaks the national record (48.85), that he set on 24/5/2015 at Nancy, in the 100m freestyle during preliminaries with a time of 48.68 but fails to qualify to the semi-finals of the Rio De Janeiro Olympic Games
9/8/201631-year-old Michael Phelps claims his third gold medal and the 21st of his career as the United States win the men's 4x200 metres Olympic freestyle relay. The most successful Olympian of all time swam the final leg to extend his career tally to a total of 25 medals, including two silver and two bronze. He won his 2nd gold medal earlier in the day with a victory in the 200m butterfly and his first gold in the 4x100m. freestyle on 08/08).
9/8/2016Manchester United breaks the world's transfer record for Paul Pogba from Italian club Juventus. The Frenchman's €105 million (Ł89m) signing is for a five-year contract, with the option to extend for a further year. Pogba, 23, has been with Juventus for four seasons, making 124 appearances and scoring 28 goals. He joined the Bianconeri from United in 2012. The midfielder has been capped by France on 38 occasions, scoring 6 goals and was a member of the recent squad that reached the final of Euro 2016.
9/8/201620-year-old Anna Korakaki of Greece wins gold and her second medal of the Olympics in the 25m air rifle pistol event beating Germany’s Monika Karsch 8-6 in the gold medal final. Korakaki’s Gold is not only the first for Greece at the Rio Olympics but also the first Gold for Greece after the Olympics in Athens in 2004 and first time after 104 years a Greek athlete wins 2 medals in Olympic Games. Switzlerland’s Heidi Diethelm Gerber wins the bronze medal after beating 8-4 China’s Zhang Jingjing.
9/8/201225-year-old Usain Bolt of Jamaica wins the gold medal in the 200m final with a time of 19.32, followed by second-placed Yohan Blake at 19.44 and bronze medalist Warren Weir at 19.84 in the London Olympic Games. With this, Bolt becomes the first man in history to defend both the 100 m and 200 m Olympic sprint titles.
9/8/2012The Bahamas men’s 4x400 relay team wins the gold medal at the London Olympic Games with 2:56.72, marking the first Olympic men's gold medal in any sport for that island country. The Americans win the silver medal recording the first American loss in that race at the Olympics since 1972. Oscar Pistorius, the first amputee to compete on a Summer Games track, runs with the national team of South Africa, but finishes last.
9/8/2002Costas Kenderis wins the gold medal in 200m with record time 19.85 at the European Championships in Munich. The Greek champion is the first to win 200m gold in three grand competitions (European, World Championships, Olympics)
9/8/200035-year-old doctor Giorgos Tsianos swims across the English Channel in 9 hours and 20 minutes recording the fastest time for a Greek swimmer since Iason Zirganos. Since Tsianos has already climbed on Everest, he is the second man on earth to accomplish that.
9/8/1993Olympique Marseille president Bernard Tapie is accused of attempting to bribe Valanciennes coach Boro Primorac. Tapie will end up in prison and Marseille will be stripped of their title (Championnat de France 1992) and sent to second division. Although Jacques Glasman, the player who uncovered the scandal by denouncing Marseille general director Jean Pierre Bernes receives a FIFA award, he will be practically forced to quit football as no european club would take him
9/8/1990Joe Mercer, the coach who led Manchester City to glory days (FA Cup in 1969, UEFA Cup in 1970)
9/8/1989The 1st Computer Olympiad starts at the Park Lane Hotel in London. It will last one week and computer programs will compete against each other at a variety of games including chess, checkers, dominoes, backgammon, bridge, scrabble, etc. The Olympiads will take place every year, initially in London or Maastricht and gradually the games played will be 18 with the intention to include another 10, with poker amongst them.
9/8/1988Wayne Gretzky is traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the LA Kings for $20 million
9/8/1984Daley Thompson sets new world record in decathlon with 8.847 points at the Los Angeles Olympics
9/8/19816 English lifeguards set relay swim record the English Channel (7 hours and 17 minutes)
9/8/1975Hungarian Bela Guttmann, coach and manager of some the world’s leading football teams, including AC Milan, Săo Paulo FC, FC Porto, SL Benfica and C.A. Peńarol, signs with Panathinaikos.
9/8/1975Dmitri Shostakovich dies in Moscow at the age of 69. He was one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century and his work includes symphonies, operas, string quartets, ballets, concerts etc. Among his hobbies, football was his favorite and apart from his support to Zenith Leningrad, he did not only play, as a young man, but also liked umpiring, as he was a qualified football referee
9/8/1969Stjepan Bobek, the coach of Olympiacos, moves Giorgos Delikaris to the first team. The 18-year-old midfielder, who has been transferred from Argonaftis, will prove to be one of the greatest talents of Greek football and will make his debut with the national team two years after (21/4/71). After 9 years of presence in Olympiacos (226 championship games, 27 goals) he will move to Panathinaikos for another four
9/8/1946For the first time all 8 games of the major baseball league are played at night
9/8/1942The rematch between the German Luftwaffe team Flakelf and Football Club Start, known as “Death Match” is played at Zenit Stadium. The Soviet players defeated the Germans with 5-3, despite knowing what the consequences of defying them would have been. The winners will be taken at Babi Yar, an area in the city limits, known from the poem of Yeftushenko, where they will be tortured and some executed. In front of the Dynamo home ground a monument will be erected in the memory of the dead of this “Death Game”. Three days ago, Flakelf lost 5-1 to FC Start, the Ukrainian team, which consisted of 8 Dynamo Kiev players, who had already joined the army after the German invasion of 22/6/1941.
9/8/1936Jesse Owens becomes the first American to win 4 olympic gold medals after winning the 400m race at the Berlin Olympics
9/8/1893The first american bowling magazine ''Gut Holz'' is published in New York


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