Galatasaray S.K. (women's basketball)
Galatasaray is the women's basketball section of Galatasaray S. K. a major sports club in Istanbul, Turkey. Galatasaray women's basketball team play matches in Abdi İpekçi Arena which has a seating capacity for 12,270 spectators; the team won EuroLeague Women 2013–14 EuroLeague Women and Turkish Women's Basketball League title after beating Fenerbahçe Women's Basketball in the finals. Galatasaray Galatasaray Medical Park Galatasaray Galatasaray OdeaBank Galatasaray EuroLeague Women Winners: 2013–2014 Third: 1998–1999 Fifth: 2011–2012 FIBA EuroCup Winners: 2008–2009, 2017–2018 Third: 2007–2008 Fourth: 2016–2017 European Super Cup Runners-up: 2009, 2018 Turkish Women's Basketball League Winners: 1987–1988, 1989–1990, 1990–1991, 1991–1992, 1992–1993, 1993–1994, 1994–1995, 1995–1996, 1996–1997, 1997–1998, 1999–2000, 2013-2014, 2014-2015 Runners-up: 2007–2008, 2009–2010, 2010–2011, 2012–2013 Turkish Cup Winners: 1992–1993, 1993–1994, 1994–1995, 1995–1996, 1996–1997, 1997–1998, 2009–2010, 2010–2011, 2011–2012, 2012–2013, 2013-2014 Runners-up: 1998–1999, 1999–2000, 2000–2001, 2008–2009, 2015–2016 Turkish Super Cup Winners: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2008, 2011 Runners-up: 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 See Turkey women's national basketball team See Galatasaray S.
K. See Galatasaray Wheelchair Basketball Team Galatasaray S. K. official website Unofficial Fan Site and Forum Turkish Women Basketball League
Panserraikos Football Club, the All-Serres Football Club, is a football club, based in Serres in Central Macedonia, Greece. Panserraikos is one of the most important and well-supported clubs in northern Greece and had a near-continuous presence in the First Division in the 1960s and 70s. Panserraikos was formed in 1964 in Serres, when two local clubs and Apollon, merged. Since their last relegation in 1992 the club had been struggling in the Beta Ethniki, were relegated to the Third Division twice, in 1993 and 1996, yet promptly returning to the second tier on both occasions; the club did come close to promotion a few times, missing out on 5 points in 1998 and on just one point in 2000. In 2008, Panserraikos managed gaining promotion to the Greek Super League. Managed by Giannis Papakostas, the club had been leading the Second Division table for the most part of the season securing a top-three spot with two games to spare – though they had narrowly escaped another relegation in the previous two seasons.
On 4 March 2009, Panserraikos won a historic match against Panathinaikos in the Olympic Stadium in Athens for the Greek Cup quarter finals with a score of 3–2 after being up 3–0 for 71 minutes. The first match leg ended at a 0–0 score; this amazing result landed Panserraikos a spot in the final 4 of the Greek Cup where they played against AEK Athens for a spot in the finals. What made this result so special was that many starters for the team were either injured, or suspended; this was Panserraikos' first time in the semifinals of the Greek Cup. However, Panserraikos was played once again in the 2009 -- 10 Beta Ethniki. After an indifferent start to their Beta Ethniki campaign, their season has now sparked into life after a surprise 3–1 win over giants Olympiakos in the Fourth Round of 2009–10 Greek Cup making it one of their bigger wins in recent history. Panserraikos finished 5th in 2009–10 Beta Ethniki, but took the 1st place in the play-offs and gained the promotion to the 2010–11 Super League.
For one more season in Super League Panserraikos didn't escape the relegation to 2011–12 Football League. After a disappointing season, Panserraikos finished 7th in 2011–12 Football League, played in Football League for the second consecutive season. Panserraikos finished 8th in 2012–13 Football League, but was relegated to the new amateur 3rd Greek Division due to financial problems, after the death of its chairman Petros Theodoridis and a controversial and unsuccessful attempt by his son Lazaros Theodoridis to sell the club to Russian investor Mr. Konstantin Vostrikov, a self-declared business tycoon, claiming to construct a 10,000-seat stadium. Mr. Vostrikov's faults as president and CEO together with the amateur handlings of his associate Dimitris Troshkov are considered to be the main and only causes of the club's relegation to the amateur 3rd Greek Division; the club adopted the Lion of Amphipolis as their emblem, because it is one of the most important monuments in Serres regional unit.
Its position is next to the west bank of Strymon, close to the bridge of Strymon. It was restored on a pedestal in the position where it was discovered, after the completion of the excavation, it is an imposing marble lion in a position of a sited wildcat with its paws up. It is erected just outside Nea Kerdylia, on the old national motorway between Thessaloniki and Kavala. According to some archaeologists, the devastation of the monument took place at the end of the 4th century B. C, it is possible that the monument was destroyed by the Roman conquerors, who in order to take it to Rome, they broke it into pieces. However, the most probable version, seems to be the one that the Lion was destroyed by the Bulgarians in 1204 A. C. Many different opinions have been expressed for the purpose or the cause of the monument’s construction; the most prevalent one was expressed by the Professor of Archeology, Oscar Broneer who believed that the Lion was erected in honour of Laomedon of Mytilene, son of Larichus and trusty friend of Alexander the Great.
French archaeologist J. Roger claimed that the monument was erected in honour of Nearchus, Admiral of Alexander the Great. According to another version, the Lion of Amfipolis was erected as a symbolic monument, in order to reflect the tower’s power, as it happened with the Lions of Delos; the typical kit of the team is that of a shirt with red and white vertical stripes, red shorts and socks. The shirt has taken different forms during the history of the club, for example with thin or wider stripes; the second most common kit is the all-white one. The headquarters of Panserraikos are the Serres Municipal Stadium; as its name implies, it belongs to the Municipality of Serres and has been assigned to the group for its needs. It is one of the oldest courts, it was built in 1926 and had a dirt terrain, while there was only one ramp on the west side. The capacity at that time did not exceed the 3,000 standing viewers. After 1964 when Panserraikos was founded, the team's need for a better pitch became more imperative.
It was preceded in 1972 when the Municipal Stadium of Serres had a record audience of 14,200 in a match of Panserraikos with AEL. That year our team claimed the rise with the Thessalian team; that game had ended with a 1–1 draw, but Panserraikos was the one who became champion. In 1976, the stadium took its current form in the stands; this year, work was done to build a turf. The stadium of Serres at that time contained 15,000 upright spectators; the facelift continued in an attempt to hide his age in 2005. It was that 9,500 plastic seats were placed in all the stands; this brought down its capacity. After years of
Turkish women in sports
Turkish women have an active participation in many sports branches and have several important trophies in athletics, combat sports and basketball. The first Turkish women to take part in the Olympic Games were Halet Çambel and Suat Fetgeri Aşani who participated at the fencing competitions of the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. Yasemin Ecem Anagöz The Turkish Women's National Basketball Team known as "Periler" by the Turkish fans, is No 13 in FIBA World Rankings. European Women Basketball ChampionshipMediterranean GamesPlayersNevriye Yılmaz, retired national team playerRefereesÖzlem Yalman, FIBA-listed referee since 2011. Funda Teoman, referee Esra Kürkçü, Balkan champion Semra Yetiş, Balkan champion Nurcan Çarkçı, European champion Sümeyra Kaya, European champion Hülya Şahin and European champion Gülsüm Tatar and European champion Şemsi Yaralı, world and European champion Serpil Yassıkaya, European champion Suat Aşani Halet Çambel, 1936 Olympian Özden Ezinler İrem Karamete Women's football in Turkey began with the establishment of the all-women's club Dostlukspor in Istanbul in early 1970s.
Turkey women's national football team was established in 1995. Notable footballers Merve Aladağ Sevgi Çınar Bilgin Defterli Sibel Duman Eylül Elgalp Esra Erol Melahat Eryurt Leyla Güngör Başak İçinözbebek Lale Orta Hatice Bahar Özgüvenç Zeliha Şimşek Ebru Topçu Yağmur Uraz Cansu Yağ Aylin Yaren ManagersÖzlem Araç Necla Güngör Referees Leman Bozacıoğlu İpek Emiroğlu Elif Köroğlu Mürvet Yavuztürk FIFA listed refereesː Derya Can Göçen, world record holder Yasemin Dalkılıç, world record holder Şahika Ercümen, world record holder Birgül Erken The Turkish Women's Handball League was established in 1978. In the Mediterranean Games Turkish national women's ice hockey team was established in 2006. In the Mediterranean Games İlke Özyüksel, first Turkish Olympian Windsurfing Lena Erdil 2018 PWA World Cup Silver Some notable Turkish female tennis players include: Başak Eraydın Çağla Büyükakçay, Olympian tennis player İpek Soylu İpek Şenoğlu Melis Sezer Pemra Özgen The Turkish Women's National Team, is known as "Filenin Sultanları" won gold medal at the European Games in 2015, beating Poland 3–0 at the final.
In the Mediterranean Games Fenerbahçe won the 2011–12 CEV Women's Champions League. Vakıfbank is the 2012 -- 13 CEV Champions League. Bursa Büyükşehir Belediyespor won the 2014–15 CEV Women's Challenge Cup. National team players: Emine Bilgin, European champion Ayşegül Çoban, European champion Aylin Daşdelen, European champion Sibel Özkan, European champion Şule Şahbaz, European champion Sibel Şimşek, European champion Nurcan Taylan, Olympic and European champion Yasemin Adar and European champion ArcheryHandan Biroğlu, para-archer Burcu Dağ, world champion para-archer Gizem Girişmen, Paralympic champion archer Gülbin Su, Paralympian archerAthletics Hamide Kurt, Paralympian sprinter Sümeyye Özcan, Paralympian middle distance runner Zübeyde Süpürgeci, Paralympian sprinterGoalballSevda Altınoluk, Paralympic gold medalist goalball player Buket Atalay, Paralympic gold medalist goalball player Gülşah Düzgün, Paralympic gold medalist goalball player Neşe Mercan, Paralympic gold medalist goalball player Sümeyye Özcan, Paralympic gold medalist goalball player Seda Yıldız, Paralympic gold medalist goalball playerJudoNazan Akın, Paralympic medalist judoka Duygu Çete, Paralympic medalist judoka Mesme Taşbağ, European champion, Paralympic medalist judoka Ecem Taşın, Paralympic medalist judokaPowerliftingÖzlem Becerikli, Paralympic medalist powerlifter Çiğdem Dede, Paralympic medalist powerlifter Nazmiye Muslu and world champion powerlifterShootingÇağla Baş, wheelchair basketball player and Paralympic shooter Aysel Özgan, sport shooter Ayşegül Pehlivanlar, sport shooterSwimmingSümeyye Boyacı, Paralympian Özlem Kaya, Paralympian Sevilay Öztürk, Paralympian Table tennisÜmran Ertiş, Paralympic medalist, European champion table tennis player Neslihan Kavas, Paralympic medalist, European champion table tennis player Kübra Öçsoy, Paralympic medalist, European champion table tennis playerWheelchair tennisBüşra Ün, first Paralympic competitor A Turkish Sports Page
Greece the Hellenic Republic, self-identified and known as Hellas, is a country located in Southern and Southeast Europe, with a population of 11 million as of 2016. Athens is largest city, followed by Thessaloniki. Greece is located at the crossroads of Europe and Africa. Situated on the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula, it shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, Turkey to the northeast; the Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, the Cretan Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin and the 11th longest coastline in the world at 13,676 km in length, featuring a large number of islands, of which 227 are inhabited. Eighty percent of Greece is mountainous, with Mount Olympus being the highest peak at 2,918 metres; the country consists of nine geographic regions: Macedonia, Central Greece, the Peloponnese, Epirus, the Aegean Islands, Thrace and the Ionian Islands.
Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilisation, being the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, Western literature, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, Western drama and notably the Olympic Games. From the eighth century BC, the Greeks were organised into various independent city-states, known as poleis, which spanned the entire Mediterranean region and the Black Sea. Philip of Macedon united most of the Greek mainland in the fourth century BC, with his son Alexander the Great conquering much of the ancient world, from the eastern Mediterranean to India. Greece was annexed by Rome in the second century BC, becoming an integral part of the Roman Empire and its successor, the Byzantine Empire, in which Greek language and culture were dominant. Rooted in the first century A. D. the Greek Orthodox Church helped shape modern Greek identity and transmitted Greek traditions to the wider Orthodox World. Falling under Ottoman dominion in the mid-15th century, the modern nation state of Greece emerged in 1830 following a war of independence.
Greece's rich historical legacy is reflected by its 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The sovereign state of Greece is a unitary parliamentary republic and developed country with an advanced high-income economy, a high quality of life, a high standard of living. A founding member of the United Nations, Greece was the tenth member to join the European Communities and has been part of the Eurozone since 2001, it is a member of numerous other international institutions, including the Council of Europe, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Trade Organization, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie. Greece's unique cultural heritage, large tourism industry, prominent shipping sector and geostrategic importance classify it as a middle power, it is the largest economy in the Balkans. The names for the nation of Greece and the Greek people differ from the names used in other languages and cultures.
The Greek name of the country is Hellas or Ellada, its official name is the Hellenic Republic. In English, the country is called Greece, which comes from Latin Graecia and means'the land of the Greeks'; the earliest evidence of the presence of human ancestors in the southern Balkans, dated to 270,000 BC, is to be found in the Petralona cave, in the Greek province of Macedonia. All three stages of the stone age are represented for example in the Franchthi Cave. Neolithic settlements in Greece, dating from the 7th millennium BC, are the oldest in Europe by several centuries, as Greece lies on the route via which farming spread from the Near East to Europe. Greece is home to the first advanced civilizations in Europe and is considered the birthplace of Western civilisation, beginning with the Cycladic civilization on the islands of the Aegean Sea at around 3200 BC, the Minoan civilization in Crete, the Mycenaean civilization on the mainland; these civilizations possessed writing, the Minoans writing in an undeciphered script known as Linear A, the Mycenaeans in Linear B, an early form of Greek.
The Mycenaeans absorbed the Minoans, but collapsed violently around 1200 BC, during a time of regional upheaval known as the Bronze Age collapse. This ushered from which written records are absent. Though the unearthed Linear B texts are too fragmentary for the reconstruction of the political landscape and can't support the existence of a larger state contemporary Hittite and Egyptian records suggest the presence of a single state under a "Great King" based in mainland Greece; the end of the Dark Ages is traditionally dated to the year of the first Olympic Games. The Iliad and the Odyssey, the foundational texts of Western literature, are believed to have been composed by Homer in the 7th or 8th centuries BC. With the end of the Dark Ages, there emerged various kingdoms and city-states across the Greek peninsula, which spread to the shores of the Black Sea, So
Kadıköy, is a large and cosmopolitan district in the Asian side of Istanbul, Turkey on the northern shore of the Sea of Marmara, facing the historic city centre on the European side of the Bosporus. Kadıköy is the name of the most prominent neighbourhood of the district, a residential and commercial area that, with its numerous bars and bookshops, is the cultural centre of the Anatolian side of Istanbul. Kadıköy became a district in 1928; the neighbourhoods of İçerenköy, Bostancı and Suadiye were separated from the district of Kartal in the same year, joined the newly formed district of Kadıköy. Its neighbouring districts are Üsküdar to the northwest, Ataşehir to the northeast, Maltepe to the southeast, Kartal beyond Maltepe; the population of Kadıköy district, according to the 2007 census, is 509,282. Kadıköy is an older settlement than most of those on the Anatolian side of the city of İstanbul. Relics dating to 5500-3500 BC have been found at the Fikirtepe Mound, articles of stone, ceramic and bronze show that there has been a continuous settlement since prehistoric times.
A port settlement dating from the Phoenicians has been discovered. Chalcedon was the first settlement that the Greeks from Megara established on the Bosphorus, in 685 BC, a few years before they established Byzantium on the other side of the strait in 667 BC. Chalcedon became known as the'city of the blind', the story being that Byzantium was founded following a prophecy that a great capital would be built'opposite the city of the blind'; the fourth ecumenical church council, Council of Chalcedon, was held there in 451 AD. Chalcedon changed hands time and time again, as Persians, Romans, Arabs and Turks passed through the area, badly damaged during the Fourth Crusade and came into Ottoman hands in 1353, a full century before Constantinople. Thus, Kadıköy has the oldest mosque in İstanbul, built a century before the conquest of Constantinople in 1453. At the time of the conquest, Chalcedon was a rural settlement outside the protection of the city, it was soon put under the jurisdiction of the Constantinople courts, hence the name Kadıköy, which means Village of the Judge.
In the Ottoman period, Kadıköy became a popular market for agricultural goods and in time developed into a residential area for people who would commute to the city by boat. The population was the typical Ottoman Constantinople mix of Armenians, Albanians and Turks. Kadıköy has several synagogues; the major Haydarpaşa Terminal of the Turkish State Railways is located close to Kadıköy's centre, having served east and south-bound international and regional trains, the terminal closed due to infrastructure works in 2013 and remain closed. Haydarpaşa Terminal was opened in 1908 as the terminus of the İstanbul-Baghdad and İstanbul-Damascus-Medina railways; the Söğütlüçeşme railway station, the next station after Haydarpaşa Terminal, is the terminus of the Metrobus line to European side of İstanbul. The M4 line of the Istanbul Metro runs from Kadıköy to Tavşantepe daily between 6:00 and 23:57; the centre of Kadıköy today is the transportation hub for people commuting between the Asian side of the city and the European side across the Bosphorus.
There is a large bus and minibus terminal next to the ferry docks. Ferries are the most dominantly visible form of transport in Kadıköy, the central market area is adjacent to the ferry dock. Public transportation with terminus in Kadıköy: Bus system For more lines, visit: http://www.iett.istanbul/en/main/hatlar Metro M4 Kadıköy-Kartal Nostalgic tramT3 Mühürdar-Bahariye-Moda FerryboatsTraditional ferries, Eminönü Karaköy Kabataş Beşiktaş Princes' IslandsSea buses, Bostancı-Kadıköy-Yenikapı-Bakırköy Kabataş The centre-left Republican People's Party is successful in Kadıköy in both local and national elections. Since the mid-1990s the mayor has been from the CHP. Former mayor S. Öztürk is credited with the recent growth in the number of shopping and leisure areas around Kadıköy since the pedestrianisation of Bahariye Street, which many say has become the Kadıköy equivalent of İstiklal Avenue, including its nostalgic trams, on the European side of Istanbul. Marmara University has most of its buildings in Kadıköy, including the large and elegant Haydarpaşa Campus, while the largest private university in İstanbul, Yeditepe University, is located on the hill named "Kayışdağı" at the easternmost edge of the borough.
A new state university, İstanbul Medeniyet University, opened in 2010. It has its main building in Göztepe, Merdivenköy, has begun to develop campuses in both Kadıköy and Üsküdar; the campuses are divided by the D-100 Highway. Each have a metro station close by. Another private institution for higher education, the Doğuş University, is situated in the Acıbadem neighborhood of Kadıköy. There are remarkable high schools such as Atatürk Fen Lisesi, Kadıköy Anadolu Lisesi, Mustafa Saffet Anadolu Lisesi, İstanbul Anadolu Lisesi, İstanbul Kadıköy Lisesi, FMV Özel Erenköy Işık Lisesi and Göztepe İhsan Kurşunoğlu Anadolu Lisesi. Kadıköy is a busy shopping district, with a wide variety of architectural styles; the streets are varied, some being narrow alleyways and others, such as Bahariye Caddesi
The center known as the five, or the big man, is one of the five positions in a regular basketball game. The center is the tallest player on the team, has a great deal of strength and body mass as well. In the NBA, the center is 6 feet 10 inches or taller and weighs 240 pounds or more, they traditionally have played close to the basket in the low post. A center with the ability to shoot outside from three-point range is known as stretch five; the center is considered a necessary component for a successful team in professional leagues such as the NBA. Great centers have been the foundation for most of the dynasties in both the NBA and NCAA; the 6'10" George Mikan pioneered the Center position, shattering the held perception that tall players could not develop the agility and coordination to play basketball well, ushering in the role of the dominant big man. He led DePaul University to the NIT title after turning professional, won seven National Basketball League, Basketball Association of America and NBA Championships in his ten-year career, nine of them with the Minneapolis Lakers.
Using his height to dominate opposing players, Mikan invented the shot block. In the 1960s, Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain further transformed basketball by combining height with a greater level of athleticism than previous centers. Following the retirement of George Mikan, the rivalry of the two big men came to dominate the NBA. Between the two of them and Russell won nine of the eleven MVP awards in the eleven-year period between 1958 and 1969. Many of the records set by these two players have endured today. Most notably and Russell hold the top eighteen season averages for rebounds. Bill Russell led the University of San Francisco to two consecutive NCAA Championships, he joined the Boston Celtics and helped make them one of the greatest dynasties in NBA history, winning eleven championships over his thirteen-year career as well as five MVP awards. Russell revolutionized defensive strategy with his shot-blocking and physical man-to-man defense. While he was never the focal point of the Celtics offense, much of the team's scoring came when Russell grabbed defensive rebounds and initiated fast breaks with precision outlet passes to point guard Bob Cousy.
As the NBA's first African-American superstar, Russell struggled throughout his career with the racism he encountered from fans in Boston after the 1966–67 season, when he became the first African-American in any major sport to be named player-coach. His principal rival, Wilt Chamberlain, listed at 7'1", 275 pounds, lacked Russell's supporting cast. Chamberlain played college ball for the Kansas Jayhawks, leading them to the 1957 title game against the North Carolina Tar Heels. Although the Jayhawks lost by one point in triple overtime, Chamberlain was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. A member of the Harlem Globetrotters before joining the Philadelphia Warriors of the NBA in 1959, Chamberlain won two Championships, in 1967 with the Philadelphia 76ers and 1972 with the Los Angeles Lakers, although his teams were defeated by the Celtics in the Eastern Conference and NBA Finals, he won seven scoring titles, eleven rebounding titles, four regular season Most Valuable Player awards, including the distinction, in 1960, of being the first rookie to receive the award.
Stronger than any player of his era, he was capable of scoring and rebounding at will. Although he was the target of constant double- and triple-teaming, as well as fouling tactics designed to take advantage of his poor free-throw shooting, he set a number of records that have never been broken. Most notably, Chamberlain is the only player in NBA history to average more than 50 points in a season and score 100 points in a single game, he holds the NBA's all-time records for rebounding average, rebounds in a single game, career rebounds. A lesser-known center of the era was Nate Thurmond, who played the forward position opposite Wilt Chamberlain for the San Francisco Warriors but moved to center after Chamberlain was traded to the new Philadelphia franchise. Although he never won a Championship, Thurmond was known as the best screen setter in the league, his averages of 21.3 and 22.0 rebounds per game in 1966–67 and 1967–68, are exceeded only by Chamberlain and Russell. In contrast to the Celtics dynasty of the 1960s, the 1970s were a decade of parity in the NBA, with eight different champions and no back-to-back winners.
At the college level, the UCLA Bruins, under Coach John Wooden, built the greatest dynasty in NCAA basketball history, winning seven consecutive titles between 1967 and 1973. UCLA had won two consecutive titles in 1964 and 1965 with teams that pressed and emphasized guard play. After not winning in 1966, Wooden's teams changed their style, he led UCLA to three championships-in 1967, 68' and 69'-while winning the first Naismith College Player of the Year Award. During his college career, the NCAA enacted a ban on dunking because of Alcindor's dominant use of the shot, his entrance into the NBA with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1969 was timely, as Bill Russell had just retired and Wilt Chamberlain was 33 years old and plagued by injuries. After leading the Bucks to the 1971 NBA championship, te