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24/9/2011Lefteris Petrounias wins the gold medal in the men’s rings competition with 15,725 points in front of Liao Junlin (CHN) (15,525) and Robert Weber (GER) (14,850) and Vaso Millousi also wins the gold medal in the women’s beam competition with 14,000 points in front of Valeriia Maksiuta (ISR)(13,950) and Adela Sajn (SLO) (13,400) at the 44th Salamun Memorial FIG Challenge Cup at Maribor, Slovenia
24/9/2005Dimitris Diamantidis, best utilizes the assist by Nikos Zissis, by scoring a 3-point shot, sending the greek team to the final of Eurobasket with 67-66, and France, who was ahead in the score for the last 5 minutes, to the bronze medal match
24/9/2004Christos Tabaxis wins the silver medal (1:31.00) in the S1 50m freestyle at the Athens Paralympic Games
24/9/2002Michael Lewis Webster the American football player who played center in the NFL from 1974 to 1990 dies aged 50 from depression and amnesia. He played his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Kansas City Chiefs. "Iron Mike", who is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, anchored the Steelers offensive line in their dynasty era and is considered by some as the best center in NFL history
24/9/2000Dimosthenis Tambakos wins the silver medal in rings with 9.672 points at the Sydney Olympics
24/9/2000Kakhi Kakhiasvili (94 kg) equals the olympic records of Suleymanoglu and Dimas after winning his 3d consecutive olympic gold at the Sydney Olympic Games with a total of 405kgs
24/9/1997Simeon Paltsanitides and Dimitris Anatolitis arrive at Thessaloniki completing a wheelchair hypermarathon, which started in Athens and lasted 4 days. The accomplishment is included in the Guiness Book of World Records
24/9/1982Tennis champion Bjorn Borg retires at the age of 26. in his career, he won 11 grand slam titles (6 French Open ?a? 5 Wimbledon) and was a No 1 from 1978 to 1980
24/9/1972Maroula Lambrou from Cyprus becomes the first Greek woman to jump 6m in Athens smashing Haroula Sasagiannis' record (5.88m in 1966). Lambrou remained at the top for seven years (6.26m on August 24, 1973, 6.62m on August 2, 1974 and 6.64m on June 16, 1979). Her record stood for 22 years. In 1994 Niki Xanthou set new long jump record with 6.67m
24/9/1971A group of 12 teams announce the foundation of the World Hockey Association
24/9/1969Olympiacos president, since 1968, Konstantinos Bouzakis, is killed at a car accident outside the city of Katerini
24/9/1969All 16 players and 3 members of the Bolivian football team “The Strongest” die when their return flight from Santa Cruz, where they participated in a special game, crashes around a rural area called Viloco in Bolivia
24/9/1957"Estadi del Barcelona" (the Stadium of Barcelona), the biggest stadium in Europe with 968.878 seats, is inaugurated with the friendly football match Barcelona - Legia Warsaw 4-2 and Eulogio Martinez scores the first goal on the 11th minute. In 1982 its seating capacity will be expanded to 120.000 seats for the needs of the World Cup, hosted by Spain, and in 2000 it will be renamed to "Camp Nou (new stadium)"
24/9/1955The 16th National Men’s Basketball Championship, which started 23 days ago (1/9/1955) with the participation of 6 teams, concludes. Panellinios wins the title, scoring an average of 84 points per game, and is followed by AEK, Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, Skagiopoulio Patras and Halkida. Panellinios plays with the “Golden Five”, Ar. Roubanis, Th. Holevas, P. Manias, M. Stefanidis, K. Papadimas, along with Antonis Christeas. The absence of major international events will deprive Panellinios from European distinctions, but the team who has already won the 1953 championship, will win that of 1957.
24/9/1938American tennis player Don Budge wins US Open after beating Gene Mako 3-1 in front of 12.000 spectators. He becomes the first to win the Grand Slam
24/9/1930First NFL game under lights, Portsmouth - Brooklyn
24/9/1776St Leger horse race held for the first time. Five competitors take part and the winner is J.Singleton on ''Allabucilia''. The race is named after Anthony St. Leger


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