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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 06-02-05

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  • [01] Dying for an Autograph
  • [02] Panionios Stands its Ground
  • [03] Butina Joins Olympiacos

  • [01] Three Dead, 30 Injured Dying for an Autograph

    05 Feb 2006 11:10:00

    By Despina Hristopoulou

    Sources: ANA - BBC

    The displays of adoration by young fans of a teen group turned into a tragedy. Three people were killed and at least 30 were injured, mostly teenagers, in Sao Paolos Fiesta Mall, Brazil, when a barrier collapsed under the weight of hundreds of fans of the Mexican group RBD, as they were waiting for an autograph session. Some 5,000 fans had gathered at the mall, some of whom had been waiting since Friday night to secure an autograph. However, as per the local Media, the organisers of the event had only prepared for a few hundred fans. It all happened when the young fans saw a minivan approaching the mall and they believed the band members were on board. They then surged towards the barrier, which collapsed and dozens of people plunged forward. The tragedy was followed by panic, as parents were looking for their children.

    The three people who were killed were all women, two of them in their teens, while two of the wounded are in critical condition.

    Translated by Vicky Ghionis

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    C: Three die in Brazil music crush

    [02] Panionios Stands its Ground

    04 Feb 2006 21:29:00

    By Vasilis Kalpinos

    Panionios scored a significant away win over Iraklis with 94-83 in the game for round 14 of the Greek A1 basketball championship. This was the teams first away win this season, while it took a major step towards establishing itself in the top eight. On the other hand, Iraklis did not manage to achieve its second consecutive victory, after defeating Aris, and is still in danger of being relegated. The top scorer for Panionios was an ex-Iraklis player, Savvas Iliadis, with 34 points. Panionios started off strong and secured a 10-point lead in the first period (23-13). Iraklis took control in the second period and reduced the difference to 1 point (39-38), thanks to Nikos Kouvelos. In the second half, Iliadis was unstoppable, and with the help of Avery and Economou, he managed to increase the lead to 9 points (71-62). In the last period, Panionios maintained control and walked away with a victory. The score per period: 13-23, 38-39, 62-71, 83-94.

    Translated by Vicky Ghionis

    [03] Butina Joins Olympiacos

    04 Feb 2006 21:40:00

    By Vasilis Kalpinos

    Capped Croatian goalkeeper Tomislav Butina will continue his career in Olympiacos, as announced by the football clubs administration. In the announcement issued by Olympiacos, the player met with the clubs Vice-President and agreed on a three-year contract starting on 1 July. The announcement read: "Olympiacos FC has reached an agreement with Belgian Brugges footballer Tomislav Butina, after his meeting today with the FCs Vice-President, Giorgos Louvaris, in Paris. The player will join the team on 1 July and the contract will run for three years."

    Translated by Vicky Ghionis

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