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:GRE Giannis Bourousis (basketball) retired today. He is 38 yo and led his hometown club (Karditsa) to promotion to the first league for the first time ever (the final game was today so from next year they will make their debut and he will stay involved with the club), and he decided it was time to retire. He was on the Greek national team at Beijing 2008, and was also on the team that won gold at Eurobasket 2005 and bronze at Eurobasket 2009. Euroleague champion in 2015 with Real Madrid as well, and all-Euroleague First Team in 2009 (with Olympiacos) and 2016 (with Baskonia).



:GRE Efthymia Kolokytha (athletics) also announced her retirement. She was a heptathlete who later switched to long jump. She is 34 yo but hasn't competed since last year. She participated at two European Championships and won a lot of medals at Balkan Championships and National Championships. She was often a member of the Greek team at the European Team Championships. I am sad to see that she is ending her career without an Olympic participation. She was so close in 2016 to qualifying for the long jump (the standard was 6.70 and she had 6.66 :cry:).

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:GRE Evangelia Papazoglou (artistic swimming)


She is 27 yo and represented Greece in Rio 2016 (duet) and Tokyo 2020 (duet and was supposed to compete in the team event as well but Greece had to withdraw due to multiple girls testing positive for COVID). We got a new national team coach and she wanted to remove Papazoglou from the duet temporarily, to test out some other girls and try something new and make Papazoglou "work more" for her spot. Papazoglou was not happy about that so she decided to focus on her studies instead from now on...

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