Grigoris Lambrakis

Grigoris Lambrakis

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Grigoris Lambrakis was a Greek politician, physician, track and field athlete, and member of the faculty of the School of Medicine at the University of Athens. Lambrakis was born in the village of Kerasitsa in the district of Tegea. After finishing high school in his home town, he moved to Athens to enter the School of Medicine at the University of Athens. Lambrakis was a great athlete throughout his life. He held the Greek record for long jump for twenty-three years. He also earned several gold medals in the Balkan Athletic Games, which took place annually, featuring competitors from Greece, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey. During the Axis occupation of Greece during World War II, Lambrakis participated actively in the Greek Resistance. In 1943 he set up the Union of Greek Athletes and organised regular competitions. He used the revenue from these games to fund public food-banks for the starving populationshow more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135721674
  • 9786135721676