Greece Shocks Europe and Win 2005 EuroBasket Gold

Greece concluded their improbable EuroBasket run with a convincing 78-62 victory over Germany to win the 2005 EuroBasket gold medal.

In front of a raucous pro-Greece sold out crowd of 20,000 at the Belgrade Arena, the Greeks used their trademark of teamwork, solid defence and strong outside shooting to claim their first gold medal since 1987.

Greek Heroes Get Stamp Of Approval

Greece are commemorating the national team's EuroBasket 2005 gold medal triumph in Belgrade by issuing a series of stamps to recognise the achievement.

The stamps are being printed to highlight the latest feat and will be unveiled at a big ceremony in Athens on Monday.


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Modest Greeks United In Victory

As the dust settles on EuroBasket 2005, and basketball players return to clubs in Europe and North America to begin preparations for the new season, spare one last thought for the gold-medal winning Greeks, the side that had the most important of ingredients for victory in Belgrade.

Humility, modesty, there is no "I" in team - whatever you want to call it - the Greeks had it.

Greece Enjoy The Spoils Of Victory

Team spirit, a commitment to defence and the excellent leadership of the legend, coach Panagiotis Yannakis, were an unbeatable combination for Greece at the EuroBasket.

According to shooting guard Nikolaos Chatzivrettas, Greece had them all in abundance in Belgrade.

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