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(You can expect a reasonable performance from someone who was born and raised in the Netherlands, Het Parool, 13-02-1989)

You can expect a reasonable performance from someone who was born and raised in the Netherlands. You can expect a reasonable performance from someone who was born and raised in the Netherlands. You can expect a reasonable performance from someone who was born and raised in the Netherlands.

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You can expect a reasonable performance from someone who was born and raised in the Netherlands

You can expect a reasonable performance from someone who was born and raised in the Netherlands. He learned to skate seven years ago and only since two years has he been seriously involved in the sport. He learned to skate seven years ago and only since two years has he been seriously involved in the sport, He learned to skate seven years ago and only since two years has he been seriously involved in the sport. “I really have to leave some things for it. For example, going out and smoking and drinking. And go to bed early. ”

The Rotterdammer, living with his parents in Schiebroek, works in the port of Rotterdam as an assistant cargodoor ("Because you can't live on the income of a skater").

A month ago he was told that he could participate in the World Allround Championships in Oslo. This is not really a good preparation. “I wanted it myself, but it all went a bit too fast ”, Pastoulas announced. "The president of the Greek skating association persuaded me."

The objective of the "Rotterdam Greek was clear:

"My main goal is not to fall"

(Loukas Pastoulas, Het Vrije Volk, 09-02-1989)

Gomez

Several people today drew the comparison with the Spaniard Antonio Gomez, who could also compete at the highest level without any skating qualities.

His best performance was one 25e place at the EC Allround in Trondheim. He too was well last in all distances. "Gomez was better than these Pastoulas", Charisius emphasized after the game in Oslo.

The French vice-chairman of the ISU was so fed up that now someone who clearly had no business among the best in the world was allowed to participate legally, that he was looking for a solution. He found that solution in article 220 of the regulations.


Hoe ging het verder:

Patsoulas really had some left over from his participation in the World Cup. He received an offer to go to a training camp in the GDR, what was then East Germany. He answered that.

Sponsor Transavia later offered Patsoulas a job at the company. He would work there for years.  

Pastoulas later became Greek champion a few more times. He bet 1991 a time down from 43,21 on the 500 meter, a seven-second improvement over his time at the World Cup.

It also came to a conflict between Pastoulas and Gomez, at an ice gala in the Netherlands. The organization had jokingly renamed it the "Southern European Championship". Pastoulas won ruim.

Pastoulas never made it to the Olympics. He got "Pfeifer's disease" prior to the Games.

The participation of Pastoulas contributed to the ISU tightening up the rules. So-called limits have been set, which a participant had to pass first, before he could compete in the World Cup.

Pastoulas currently lives in Capelle aan den IJssel and still works for an airline. En, perhaps most importantly, he is still a skating enthusiast.

Sources:

Het Vrije Volk - 09-02-1989 – Greek participant World Cup speed skating: "My main goal is not to fall"

Het Parool - 13-02-1989 – Greek clown ends up in the arms of the bobos

Leeuwarder Courant - 13-02-1989 – Greek is the only one for the first time

Het Parool - 17-02-1994 – Gold and money drive scrapers and divers away

Rijnmond - 11-02-2021 – Greek Rotterdammer was last at the World Speed ​​Skating Championships: "A joke that got out of hand, but with a serious undertone "