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style="font-size: larger;"|G.S. Iraklis Thessaloniki
Gymnastikos Syllogos Iraklis
|| Gymnastikos Syllogos Iraklis
Iraklis Gymnastics Club
|| 29 November 1908
||Ημίθεος / Imitheos (The demigod)
Γηραιός / Gireos (The elder)
|| Blue and white
|| Mavrokoridis Ioannis
, commonly referred to as Iraklis
, is a Greek
Greece , officially the Hellenic Republic , and historically Hellas or the Republic of Greece in English, is a country in southeastern Europe....
A sports club or sport club, sometimes athletics club or sports association is a club for the purpose of playing one or more sports...
based in Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki , historically also known as Thessalonica, Salonika or Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of the region of Central Macedonia as well as the capital of the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace...
. The club was founded in 1908 and is named after Heracles
Heracles ,born Alcaeus or Alcides , was a divine hero in Greek mythology, the son of Zeus and Alcmene, foster son of Amphitryon and great-grandson of Perseus...
, the mythical Greek
The Greeks, also known as the Hellenes , are a nation and ethnic group native to Greece, Cyprus and neighboring regions. They also form a significant diaspora, with Greek communities established around the world....
demigod. Its colours are blue and white.
Iraklis is considered one of the most historical and important Greek sport clubs and maintains departments in many sports, including:
- Iraklis FC (founded in 1908) - Football
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball...
- Iraklis BC (founded in 1924) - Basketball
Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players try to score points by throwing or "shooting" a ball through the top of a basketball hoop while following a set of rules...
- Iraklis VC
Iraklis Thessaloniki Volleyball Club is a volleyball team based in Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece. It plays in A1 Greek Volleyball League and in CEV Champions League. Founded in the 1920s, it evolved in one of the most successful departments of G.S...
(founded in 1921) - Volleyball
Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.The complete rules are extensive...
- Iraklis Track and field (founded in 1908) - Track and field
Track and field is a sport comprising various competitive athletic contests based around the activities of running, jumping and throwing. The name of the sport derives from the venue for the competitions: a stadium which features an oval running track surrounding a grassy area...
- Iraklis Handball (founded in 1994) - Handball
Handball is a team sport in which two teams of seven players each pass a ball to throw it into the goal of the other team...
- Iraklis Rugby union (founded in 2005) - Rugby union
Rugby union, often simply referred to as rugby, is a full contact team sport which originated in England in the early 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand...
- Iraklis Ice hockey (founded in 2009) - Ice hockey
Ice hockey, often referred to as hockey, is a team sport played on ice, in which skaters use wooden or composite sticks to shoot a hard rubber puck into their opponent's net. The game is played between two teams of six players each. Five members of each team skate up and down the ice trying to take...
- Iraklis Water polo (founded in 1975) - Water polo
Water polo is a team water sport. The playing team consists of six field players and one goalkeeper. The winner of the game is the team that scores more goals. Game play involves swimming, treading water , players passing the ball while being defended by opponents, and scoring by throwing into a...
- Iraklis Swimming (founded in 1975) - Swimming
Swimming is a sport governed by the Fédération Internationale de Natation .-History: Competitive swimming in Europe began around 1800 BCE, mostly in the form of the freestyle. In 1873 Steve Bowyer introduced the trudgen to Western swimming competitions, after copying the front crawl used by Native...
- Iraklis Synchronized swimming (founded in 1995) - Synchronized swimming
Synchronized swImming is a hybrid form of swimming, dance and gymnastics, consisting of swimmers performing a synchronized routine of elaborate moves in the water, accompanied by music....
- Iraklis Freestyle wrestling (founded in 1967) - Freestyle wrestling
Freestyle wrestling is a style of amateur wrestling that is practised throughout the world. Along with Greco-Roman, it is one of the two styles of wrestling contested in the Olympic games. It is, along with track and field, one of the oldest organized sports in history...
- Iraklis Judo (founded in 1979) - Judo
is a modern martial art and combat sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw or takedown one's opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue one's opponent with a grappling maneuver, or force an...
- Iraklis Amateur Boxing (founded in 1965) - Amateur Boxing
Amateur boxing is practised at the collegiate level, at the Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games, and in many other venues sponsored by amateur boxing associations. Amateur boxing bouts are short in duration and fighters wear head protection, so this type of competition prizes point-scoring rather...
- Iraklis Weightlifting (founded in 1967) - Weightlifting
Powerlifting is a strength sport. It resembles the sport of Olympic weightlifting, as both disciplines involve lifting weights in three attempts. Powerlifting evolved from a sport known as 'odd lifts' which followed the same three attempt format but used a wide variety of events akin to Strongman...
- Iraklis Cycling (founded in 1972) - Cycling
Cycling, also called bicycling or biking, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, or for sport. Persons engaged in cycling are cyclists or bicyclists...
- Iraklis Fencing (founded in 1972) - Fencing
Fencing, which is also known as modern fencing to distinguish it from historical fencing, is a family of combat sports using bladed weapons.Fencing is one of four sports which have been featured at every one of the modern Olympic Games...
- Iraklis Table tennis - Table tennis
Table tennis, also known as ping-pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight, hollow ball back and forth using table tennis rackets. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net...
- Greek Championships: 4
- Greek Cups: 5
- 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006
- Greek Super Cups: 4
- Greek Championships (Outdoor track and field): 8
- 1955, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1984, 1985, 1986
- Greek Championships (Marathon): 1
- Greek Championships (Cross country running): 4
- Greek Championships (Outdoor track and field): 1
- Greek Championships (Marathon): 3
- Greek Championships (Cross country running): 1
- Greek Championships: 18
- 1969, 1972, 1975, 1980, 1987, 1991, 1992, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010