George Mavrotas

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George Mavrotas (Greek: Γιώργος Μαυρωτάς; born April 4, 1967 in Athens, Greece) currently is a member of the Greek Parliament, while also being a retired Greek water polo player and associate professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens.

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Mavrotas played in five consecutive Summer Olympics for his native country from 1984 to 2000. He is, jointly with Spaniard Chiqui Sans, the sixth water polo player to compete at five Olympics, after Briton Paul Radmilovic, Brazilian João Gonçalves Filho, Hungarian Dezső Gyarmati, Italian Gianni De Magistris, and fellow Spaniard Manuel Estiarte. He is, jointly with shooter Agi Kassoumi, the fourth Greek to compete at five modern Olympics, after shooters Ioannis Theofilakis and Alexandros Theofilakis and sailor Tasos Bountouris.

Mavrotas played 511 times for the Greek National Team (a national record for team sports) and is among a few water polo players worldwide that has participated in five Olympic Games, just one behind the sport legend Manuel Estiarte. His major career achievements is the second place in the World Cup of 1997 as captain of the Greek national team, and the first place in the European Cup of Cup Winners also in 1997, with his club Nautical Club of Vouliagmeni. In 1999, he participated in the world selection team. As of 2003, he is member of the Greek Anti-Doping Organization. Mavrotas is now following an academic career, as an associate professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens with expertise in Operational Research.

In January 2015 he was elected as member of the Greek Parliament with the pro-European, reforming party "To Potami" (The River).

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