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25/8/2016Stefanos Douskos and Giannis Petrou win the silver medal with a time of 6:29.25 in the U23 lightweight men's pair final of the World Championship in Rotterdam. Switzerland wins the gold medal with 6:26.47 and Turkey the bronze with 6:30.92.
25/8/2007On the 31st minute of the match Sevilla-Getafe 4-1 of the Spanish League, 23-year-old defender Antonio Puerta is seriously injured and is transferred to the intensive care unit. Three days later, on 28/8, the day of the scheduled return Champions League match between AEK and Sevilla, he will die and the game will be postponed
25/8/2005After 30 years of continuous activity the Nautical Glub of Greeks from Egypt (ENOA) stops the operation of the water polo section. The club which was established in 1965 continued the work of E.N.O. Alexandria (1909), the E.N.O. Cairo (1927) and E.N.O. Port Said (1930) and competed in the A2 division.
25/8/2005The Hellenic Basketball Cadets Team, with Manos Manouselis on the bench, wins the bronze medal at the world championship after loosing from Lithuania with 65-63, with 2 free shots at null time
25/8/2004Fani Halkia is delauded when she finishes first in the 400m final with 52.82 at the Athens Olympic Games. The Olympic champion broke the Olympic record with 52.77 three days ago in the semi finals. Nikos Kaklamanakis, after an adventurous race, wins the silver medal in the mistral race and Artiom Kiouregian wins the bronze medal after beating Ukranian Oleksiy Vakulenko in the 55kgs of the Greco-roman wrestling
25/8/2001Ken Tyrell, who founded the Tyrell Racing Team, dies aged 77
25/8/1997Pat Day on ''Bay Harbour'' becomes the 5th jockey to complete 7.000 wins after winning the second race of Saratoga Race Course
25/8/1991Carl Lewis smashes Leroy Burrell's 100m record (9.90) with 9.86 at the World Athletic Championships in Tokyo with another five sprinters performing under 10 seconds: Leroy Burrell (9.88), Dennis Mitchell (9.91), Linford Cristie (9.92), Frankie Fredericks (9.95) and Raymond Stewart (9.96).
25/8/1976Harm Wiersma captures the draughts world championship. Draughts is considered a mind game just like chess, backgammon and bridge
25/8/1960The 17th Olympic Games open in Rome. 4.733 men and 610 women from 84 countries take part in 17 events. Pope John XXIII gives his blessing to the athletes.The Olympic Hymn by C. Palamas (lyrics) and S. Samaras (music) is recited for the first time since 1896. Muhammad Ali makes his first appearance as amateur
25/8/1946Ben Hogan wins his first big title by winning the PGA championship in Portland, USA
25/8/1928Arsenal and Chelsea face Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea Town respectively, with players wearing numbers for the first time. Home teams wear numbers from 1 to 11 and visitors from 12 to 22
25/8/1920Ethelda Bleibtrey dominates the 100m free style (1:13.6) in Antwerp and becomes the first american woman to win an olympic medal
25/8/1804Alice Meynell becomes the first female jockey in Great Britain


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