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21/4/2023Maria Prevolaraki wins the bronze (and seventh European) medal at the European Wrestling Championships in Zagreb, defeating Iulia Leorda from Moldova 3-0 in the” third place” final of 53 kg.
21/4/2020Giorgos Printezis is voted a member of the 2010-20 EuroLeague All-Decade team by fans, media, players and coaches becoming the second greek player to be part of this team after Dimitris Diamantidis
21/4/2010Juan Antonio Samaranch, the 7th president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 1980 to 2001, dies of cardio-respiratory failure in the Hospital Quirón in Barcelona aged 89. During the Franco regime, he served as Minister for Sports (1967-1971) and President of the Province of Barcelon from 1973 to 1977.
21/4/2006Tele Santana, coach of the Brazilian football team at the 1982 and 1986 World Cups dies aged 77 in Brazil
21/4/2004The president of Ionikos FC Nikos Kanellakis dies aged 52
21/4/2001Manchester United captain Roy Keane delivers a terrible knee-high tackle on Alfie Haaland of Manchester City. Keane admitted that he did it deliberately for revenge and faced a 5-match ban plus a record 150.000 pounds fine. High-profile footballers like Jack Charlton, have admitted to keeping books containing names of fellow professionals with whom they ''had a score to settle''
21/4/1987480 million drachmas fraud is revealed at the Ionian Bank branch of Nea Smyrni and Mihalis Stamatelatos, its director and also president of Panionios football club is arrested and sent to prison despite the sympathy protests of the fans of the team
21/4/1985Norwegian runner Ingrid Kristiansen sets new world marathon record with 2h21 in London women's marathon
21/4/1975Bill Rodgers wins the Boston Marathon in record time 2:09.55. Five years later on the same day he will win his 3d consecutive marathon race
21/4/1970Oscar Robertson, known as ''Big O.'', is traded from the Cincinnati Royals to the Milwaukee Bucks, where he meets young Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, later known as Kareem Abdul Jabbar. Long before Jordan and Magic Johnson, he redefined the role of the play-maker and achieved many triple-doubles. He was NBA's top assister (9.887) for many years (third all-time assister after Stockton and Magic Johnson). In 1997 he donated his kidney to his suffering daughter
21/4/1969A record 1.152 runners compete in Boston Marathon
21/4/1967Due to the colonels' coup d' etat all Greek football league matches are postponed. The championship will reopen on May 21
21/4/1963Exactly four years before the coup d'état, MP Grigoris Lambrakis, Balkan winner in athletics, holding a banner with the Peace sign, sets out from Marathon on a Peace March, during which he is arrested
21/4/1930Aris beat Panionios 64-27 in Salonica and become basketball champions of Greece winning in parallel their first title. Basketball championship is organized by SEGAS, the athletics federation and this is its second season. It was introduced in Greece in 1918, by Naismith’s student Michael Stergiadis and was first played in Athens. First champions were Panellinios, but only among Athenian teams. Aris on the contrary are the winners of the finals between Athenian (Panellinios, Near East) and Salonica (Aris, YMCA) teams. Finally, in 1924 an unofficial championship was organized with AEK being the “first” champions

 

             
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