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Chess

Ioannis Stavrianakis (1989 Chania)

Maria Kouvatsou (11.2.1979) World Champion Girls 20 (Info) (Report in Greek)

Stavros Iatridis (Σταύρος Ιατρίδης) (1887 – 1976 car accident) 16th Chess Olympiad Gold Medal, Tel Aviv 1967.

Cyclist

It is not surprising that Greece is not a superpower in the Cyclist events. Greece has not the tradition of Spain and Italy. The Bicycle is and was not very popular in Greece. Still I am extremely surprised that there was a Greek gold medal winner in the first Olympic Games (if you know how poor Greece was after the independence war and other wars and after 400 years of Occupation)

Aristidis Konstantinidis, the first Olympic gold medalist at the Road cycling events Olympics in Athens, 1896

The MIT Daedalus flying vehicle with K. Kanellopoulos

Kanellos Kanellopoulos cycling champion recreated 1988 the mythological flight of Daedalus and Icarus, pedaling the 74 miles from Crete to Santorini in his ultra-light plane The Daedalus. He obtained THE INTERNATIONAL HARMON TROPHY which also was given to Charles Lindbergh. On The Wings of Mythology Once again a Greek flies from Crete under his own power from TIME Journal

Apo Lazarides

Other cyclists: Georgios Kolettis , Elias Kelesidis, Thomas Timamopoulos

Greek Cycling: A list of historical events (In Greek)

Diving

Greg Louganis (1960) greatest diver in history, won platform and springboard gold medals at both the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, and a silver medal at the 1976 Olympics at age 16. (Stamps of Louganis )

Nikolaos Siranidis and Thomas Bimis synchronized diving 3m springboard Gold Medal 2004 Athens Olympics

Equestrian

Heidi Antikatzides (4.3.1977)

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