SPORTS

Rower dies in training

The Greek sports world is mourning the death of rower Dionysis Nikolouzos, a member of the national team, who died during training for the national championship on Friday. The 31-year-old athlete from Corfu suffered suspected heart failure at Schinias, in northwestern Attica, but there were no doctors nearby and the ambulance took over 40 minutes to arrive at the site. By the time he was taken to the hospital, Nikolouzos had already passed away. The federation announced that the national championship has since been postponed. Nikolouzos competed with the national colors from 1996 to 2004. In the 2002 World Championship, he was 16th in coxless four and in 2003 he was 20th in the quadruple scull. In the 2002 World Cup in Belgium, he was a member of the team to come in fourth in quadruple scull.