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greekdefaultwatch@gmail.com Natural gas consultant by day, blogger on the Greek economy by night. Trained as an economist and political scientist. I believe in common sense and in data, and my aim is to offer insight written in language that is clear and convincing.

26 September 2005

What goes around...

Yesterday, the Greek National Basketball team won the European Championships in Belgrade (for the first time since 1987). I remember following the team’s run to win these same honors in 1995 in Athens. Then, Greece lost a semi-final to Yugoslavia, and the overwhelming feeling was that the referees had been unfair to us; at a time when FIBA’s most powerful man was a Serb, conspiracy theories ravaged the competition. And what an irony it is (without implying anything about referee irregularities then or now) to see Greece win the title in Belgrade, in 2005, at a time when a Greek is the head of FIBA Europe. How things change…

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