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Minos Kiriakou passed away at the age of 75. . The businessman had many health problems throughout the years and yesterday he suffered a cardiac arrest. His death occurred a day after his son’s wedding and two days after the christening of his grandchild.
He was born on 31 May 1942 as Minas Kyriakou and he was a Greek media and shipping magnate and businessman. He was the president of the Greek Olympic Committee and was the President of the International Olympic Academy (IOA, 2004-2009). He was elected to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) council in August 2003.
Kyriakou was the founder and owner of ANT1 Group, a media company which owns most notably ANT1, one of the oldest and one of the first private television channels in Greece.
He also owned the Greek multi-sports club Panellinios GS, and the Greek Basket League club Panellinios.
He had two sons (Xenophon and Theodore) and a daughter (Athina), from his first marriage.
He spoke Greek, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, and Russian. He was awarded the Golden Cross of the Legion of Honor – Republic of Poland, Golden Cross of the order of St. George, Golden Medal of Honor – Republic of Cyprus, Golden Star of Honor – Singapore Republic, Grand Cross of the Order of the Legion of Honor – Republic of Poland.