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13/8/2018Pavlos Liotsios wins the gold medal at tae kwon do during the World Deaf Championship held in Samsun, Turkey
13/8/2017Greece earns second crown (Istanbul, 2001) after defeating Croatia in a penalty shootout 12-10 after the match was tied at 7-7 for the FINA Junior Menís World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia held off Hungary 12-11 in the bronze-medal final.
13/8/2016USA win the 4x100m medley relay in 3:27.95 (OR) and Michael Phelps ends his career with 23rd Olympic gold medal. Two-time gold medalist in Rio (100m and 200m backstroke) Ryan Murphy swam a world-record split of 51.85 breaking Aaron Peirsolís world record (51.94) since 8/7/2009 in Indianapolis.
13/8/201622-year-old Monica Puig beats world no.2 Angelique Kerber with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 to win the women's singles tennis title at the Olympic Tennis Centre in Rio and becomes the first athlete in history to win an Olympic Games gold medal for Puerto Rico
13/8/201034-year-old footballer, former player of Veria, Larisa, Kalamata, etc, Panagiotis Bahramis is killed by a speed boat at the Kiparissia Bay while fishing
13/8/20042500 participating volunteers and many more supporting volunteers participate in the opening ceremony of the 28th Olympic Games of Athens, in the best opening ceremony in the history of the Games. With the direction of Dimitris Papaioannou, music by the biggest greek composers and a surprise appearance by Bjork, with a flash back in the greek history and a boat carrying a child in the 9600m2 of OAKA filled with 2.000.000 litres of water the ceremony is concluded with the lightning of the flame by Nikos Kaklamanakis
13/8/200116 year-old Byron Kokkalanis takes first place at Mistral European Juniors Championship in Marseille
13/8/2000Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Kevin Pressman smashes Mark Smith's 7 year-old record (19 seconds) when he is expelled 13 seconds after kick-off
13/8/1999Steffi Graf announces in New York her decision to quit tennis at the age of 30. Graf won 107 titles (22 Grand Slams) remaining for 377 weeks world no1
13/8/1999Professor Eugen Striegel announces that football players faking injury in Bundesliga will be sent off. Till then the decision was up to the referee
13/8/1997Wilson Kipketer of Kenya smashes Sebastian Coe's 16 year-old world record by running the 800m race in 1:41.24 during the Weltklasse meeting in Zurich. Kipketer will take up danish citizenship
13/8/1995Legendary NY Yankee Mickey Mantle dies of rapidly spreading liver cancer at the age of 63
13/8/198934-year-old NASCAR race car driver Tim Richmond dies of AIDS. In his career he drove in 185 races and won the first position 13 times
13/8/1984Russian (Georgian) ex world chess champion for eight years, Tigran Petrosian dies at the age of 55, a few months before the 26th Chess Olympiad in Thessaloniki. He was very famous for his almost impenetrable defense and two major opening systems, those of Kingís Indian and Queenís Indian, were named after him. He won the world championship in 1963 against Botwinnik, he defended it in 1966 against Spassky and lost it in 1969 to Spassky.
13/8/1983Anna Verouli wins the bronze medal in javelin throw with 65.72 at the World Championships in Sevilla. Tiina Lillak from Finland wins the gold with 70.82 and Fatima Whitbread from Great Britain the silver with 69.14
13/8/1973Johan Cruijff is traded from Ajax to Barcelona. Nicknamed ''Flying Dutch'' Cruijff is considered one of the greatest players in football history. In his career as player and coach he won every trophy except the World Cup. In 1989 he underwent a heart operation
13/8/1971Spyros Kontosoros from Corfu, Greece, is placed 7th at the 3000 steeplechase race at the European Championships in Helsinki, with 8.38.2, a performance which sets a new national record
13/8/196929 year old Aristidis Papazoglou of Olympiacos dies of cancer. The international player fought against his illness for the last two years and was supported by all three big teams of Athens (Olympiacos, Panathinaikos and AEK) with supporting matches
13/8/1948Yugoslavia defeat Sweden 3-2 in the London Olympics final. Yugoslavian Boris Stankovic becomes the first football player to be sent off in Wembley
13/8/1935First roller derby held at Chicago's Colosseum
13/8/1919''Man O' War's'' sole defeat (''Upset'' wins at Saratoga)


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