Panellinios B.C.

Panellinios B.C.

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Panellinios B.C. (Greek: Πανελλήνιος K.A.E.) or Panellinios Basket, is a professional basketball club that is now located in Lamia, Greece, and that was originally located in Athens, Greece. The club was founded in the year 1929, in Athens, making it one of the oldest basketball clubs in Europe. The club competes in the Greek A1 League.

The name Panellinios can be translated as Pan-Hellenic in English, and can be interpreted to mean "The Greek Nation". B.C. stands for basketball club. So the club's name can be interpreted to mean "The National Basketball Club". The Greek multi-sports club Panathinaikos was founded by Panellinios athletes. The club is owned by the Greek businessman Minos Kyriakou.

History

The parent athletic club, Panellinios Gymnastikos Syllogos, was founded in Athens in the year 1891, making it one of the oldest sports clubs in Europe and had a team of gymnasts compete at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens. The team’s leader was Sotirios Athanasopoulos. Members included Nikolaos Andriakopoulos, Petros Persakis, Thomas Xenakis, and 29 others. The team placed second of the three teams in the parallel bars team event, earning a silver medal (retroactively awarded by the International Olympic Committee, as the awards at the first Olympic Games differed from the gold, silver, bronze format used later).

The Greek multi-sport club Panathinaikos was founded by Giorgos Kalafatis in 1908, when he and 40 other athletes decided to break...
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