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- January 16: Christofori Bakatselou, Maria Galani and Katerina Pantaina become the first female judges on the Disciplinary Committee of EPAE (Greek Football Clubs Association)
- January 16: Greece finish 5th at Women's Waterpolo World Championship in Perth, Australia after beating Canada 10-9 in overtime
- January 24: Krzysztof Warzycha scores his 182nd League goal against Apollon Athens earning first place on Panathinaikos' all-time scoring list. Antonis Antoniadis had previously held the record with 181.
- January 25: Giorgos Vasilakopoulos replaces Zacharias Alexandrou as President of the Hellenic Basketball Federation (EOK). Alexandrou had been President from 1977.
- February 1: Aris Thessaloniki (coached by Christos Magotsios) put aside the financial problems to win the Greek Cup by overcoming AEK (coached by Yiannis Ioannidis) 71-68 in the final. Panagiotis Liadelis is voted MVP
- February 9: Young PAOK midfielder Panagiotis Katsouris is killed in a car accident.
- February 15: Glafkos Clerides is re-elected President of Cyprus.
- April 7: Greek-British pop star, George Michael, is arrested in the US on charges of performing "lewd acts".
- April 8: Anghel Iordanescu becomes head coach of the National Football Team of Greece.
- April 28: The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece elects Metropolitan Christodoulos as Archbishop of Athens and all Greece.
- May 3: Vitesse striker Nikos Machlas scores his 34th goal in a match against Feyenoord (2-1) becoming Europe's top scorer
- May 16: Newcastle defender Nikos Dabizas is the first Greek to play in an English FA Cup final at Wembley (Newcastle Utd. - Arsenal 2-0)
- May 17: Stelios Manolas plays his last game as AEK defeat SKODA Xanthi (2-0).
- May 23: Olympiakos lose to Ferencvaros in the Waterpolo European Cup double final.
- May 24: Panathinaikos win their first Greek championship in 14 years by defeating PAOK 68-58 in the playoffs. After this game PAOK star Predrag Stojakovic moves to the Sacramento Kings becoming the first Greek to play in NBA.
- May 30: Katerina Thanou breaks the womens' 100m Greek record with a time of 10.99.
- May 31: Greece U21 rank 2nd after losing to Spain 1-0 in the final of European Football Championship.
- July 5: Greek-American Pete Sampras wins his 5th successive Wimbledon title, equalling the record set by Bjorn Borg.
- July 28: The European Court on Human Rights awards Cypriot refugee, Titina Loizidou, £640,000 from the Turkish government, for denial of use of her property in Kyrenia.
- July 30: Fanis Christodoulou announces his retirement from professional basketball.
- August 10: 31 year-old trainer Giorgos Loukanidis, son of the legendary Panathinaikos and Doxa Drama striker Takis Loukanidis, dies in a car accident.
- August 27: The Athens Stock Market ("Sofokleous Street") closes with a 7.7% loss.
- September 5: Cyprus defeat Spain 3-2 in a Euro 2000 qualifier.
- September 14: ESAKE approve the plan of Aris BC to retire Nikos Galis' number 6 jersey. Aris are allowed the use of number 16 for the missing number 6.
- December 29: The governments of Greece and Cyprus decide to proceed with the installation of Russian made antiballistic missiles S-300 in Crete, ignoring Turkey's strong objections and reactions.
- February 9: Panagiotis Katsouris, footballer
- February 28: Gregorios Staktopoulos, journalist convicted of the George Polk murder.
- April 10: Seraphim, Archbishop of Athens and all Greece.
- April 23: Constantine Karamanlis, Greek politician and Prime Minister.