Eight Bells: George Zaimis

Published on May 4th, 2020

Greek Olympian George Zaimis (above, left) passed away at the age of 82 on the 1st of May in Piraeus, Greece. Born in Piraeus on July 28, 1937, Zaimis was a great athlete and well-known sports official, offering invaluable services in sports, which he served throughout his life.

He won a gold medal at the Rome 1960 Olympics in the Dragon class as crew for Crown Prince Constantine along with Odysseus Eskidioglou. In 1964 he was 8th at the Olympic Games in Tokyo with Eskintzoglou as skipper and Themis Magoulas, with Eskintzoglou and Zaimis along with Anastassios Voyatzis finishing 15th at Acapulco 1968 Olympics

Zaimis was a founding member of the Hellenic Olympic Winners Association, an active member of the Hellenic Olympians Association, a member of the Yacht Club of Greece, and served as President of the Piraeus Sailing Club.

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