Top official in Greek athletics federation takes own life

One of the foremost figures in Greek athletics, the vice president of the Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS) Yiannis Stamatopoulos, took his own life by jumping off the fifth storey of an apartment building in Athens on Sunday. Stamatopoulos was a member of the Hellenic Olympic Committee and president of the Athens Marathon organising committee.

SEGAS and the HOC issued announcements expressing their deep anguish over Stamatopoulos’ death, noting that he had devoted his life to Greek athletics and to its athletes.