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Events

Sports

  • 1982: At the play-off soccer game that takes place in Volos, Olympiacos defeats Panathinaikos with 2-1 and wins the championship. Both teams were ranked first with the same number of points. It was the second title Olympiacos won in this same stadium.
  • 1983: OAKA Stadium suffers severe damages by rioting hooligans during the Greek Cup final AEK- PAOK (2-0). Sports general secretary Kimon Koulouris states that no football game will ever be held again in OAKA Stadium.
  • 1990: Maria Christoforidou wins 3 gold medals at the European Weightlifting Championships in Tenerife.
  • 2014: Greece lose a penalty shootout against Costa Rica and are eliminated from World Cup 2014. The regulation time score was 1-1.
  • 2020: Nikolas Skarvelis breaks the men’s Greek record in shot put during a meet in Arizona with a throw of 21.05 meters, making him the first Greek shot putter to break the 21 meter barrier.

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