Wednesday, May 23, 2007

1922: Aristotle Onassis and Water Polo

Beginning of August 1922, the Greek club of Smyrna “Pelops” organized swimming and Water Polo competition into the gulf of Smyrna. One of the participants has been Aristotle Onassis, the well known Greek Tycoon.
Photo: Aristotle Onassis in circle. Source: Smyrna of Petros Linardos
Note: Onassis was born in Smyrna in 1906. At the time of his birth, Smyrna had a very significant and prosperous Greek population. After the city was re-captured by Turkey, the Onassis family holdings were lost, causing them to move to Greece as refugees. In 1923, Aristotle Onassis left Greece to go to Argentina. After engaging in many different entrepreneurial activities with determination and passion for success, he finally managed to become a World-class businessman, one of World's richest men.

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