Philippos Syrigos

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Philippos Syrigos (Greek: Φίλιππος Συρίγος; 1948 – October 13, 2013) was a Greek investigative journalist and sports reporter who has investigated doping cases in Greece. He was assaulted by masked men in October 18, 2004 in Athens but recovered.[1]

Syrigos worked for a Greek daily newspaper Eleftherotypia. During the last Olympics, he reported on the doping scandal of Kostas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou. He later claimed that he was aware of the alleged accident two hours before it happened. He has also written about hooliganism, debts incurred by some of the Greek football clubs and other dealings connected to 2004 Olympics in Athens.

On October 18, 2004, when Syrigos was leaving the studios of radio Sport FM in Kallithea, Athens, three men attacked him, stabbed him and hit him with iron bars. Syrigos was rushed to hospital where he was operated and released for home care October 23.[2] As of today, his attackers remain at large.

Syrigos, aged 65, died of cancer on October 13, 2013.[2]

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  1. ^ October 13, 2013 (2004-10-18). "Greek Sports Journalist Filippos Syrigos Passes Away". Greece.greekreporter.com. Retrieved 2013-10-14.
  2. ^ a b "Sports journalist Syrigos, voice of Greek 1987 basketball win, dies at 65". ekathimerini.com. Retrieved 2013-10-14.

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