Emanuel Antonius Zervakis Greek-American, son of a Greek immigrant father and a Native American mother, "The Golden Greek" won two races on NASCAR's big-league circuit and finished third in the season point race. Under Zervakis, Stock Car Products developed numerous innovations in the racing industry, including, one of the first to develop Cambered Rear technology
Chris Karamesines The 'Golden Greek' competed for over 35 years in Top Fuel drag racing, the first driver to exceed 200 mph on April 4, 1960, with a clocking of 8.82 at 204.54 mph at Illinois' Alton Dragway
Emanuel Moriatis (19.1.1980 Lanús a province of Buenos Aires, Argentina ). His parents are from Leonidio, near Nauplia in Peloponnese Greece. Moraitis was a junior champion in the cart division and he is the youngest driver ever to win a race in Turismo Carretera (Argentine´s Nascar) category. He as awarded the prize of the most talented young pilot of Argentina in 2003 (Premio Revelación Juan Manuel Fangio).
Alexandros Margaritis, Greek-German, (20.9.1984 Bonn Germany) a new talent , 2nd place "Niederländische FSA Kart-Meisterschaft"1999, 4th place "Deutscher Kart-Junior-Cup"
2005 DTM AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse
Acropolis Rally, Greece
Geoge Peponis former Canterbury Rugby League Player , Chairman of the Bulldogs Rugby League Board
John Skandalis, rugby league player, Wests Tigers
Sailing, Swimming, Water Polo
“He can neither swim nor say his letters," is a common phrase for describing an absolute idiot in ancient Greece. Swimming was an exceedingly common accomplishment among the Greeks, naturally enough, so much of their life being spent upon or near the sea (William Stearns Davis ). Greeks are relative successful in Sailing events, something that could be considered obvious but it is not. With so many water around modern Greeks were not successfully in swimming events like for example the Germans (without almost any Sea).
1960 Gold Dragon Class by the former King Constantine II of Greece (Somehow his name is removed from official websites and only the name Nereus is mentioned). As he left Greece his medal was lost.
Sophia Bekatorou (26.12.1977) and Emilia Tsoulfa (15.5.1973) sailing 470 class Gold Medal Athens 2004 Olympics
Women Water Polo Silver medal Athens 2004 Olympics
Tara Dakides , American snowboarder of Grek descent, The Coolest Sports Woman in 2001 ( Sports Illustrated ).
Joanna Gail (11.4.1986 Torrance, CA/USA) http://wwwnbcsandiego.com/sports/3325261/detail.html , More Info
Laird Hamilton (Laird John Zerfas ) Big-Wave surfer
Tae Kwon Do (TAEKWONDO)
Michalis Mouroutsos (Μιχάλης Μουρούτσος ) Gold Medal Olympics 2000 Sydney
Elisavet Mystakidou (Ελισάβετ Μυστακίδου) (14.8.1977 Yannitsa) Tae Kwon Do under 67 Kg, Silver Medal Olympics 2004 Greece
Alexandros Nikolaidis (Αλέξανδρος Νικολαΐδης ) (17.10.1979 Thessaloniki) Silver Medal Olympics 2004 Greece
Pete Sampras, tennis player (born 12.8.1971, Washington, DC), is a retired American professional tennis player. He is widely considered to be among the greatest ever to play the game. Sampras was the third son of Greek immigrants, Sam and Georgia Sampras. http://www.samprasfanz.org/
Mark Antony Philippoussis (7.11.1976), Australian of Greek origin (Info)
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire