George Mavrotas was born in 4 April 1967 in Athens. He started his athletic career as a swimmer in 1978 and in 1980 he turned to water-polo. His first international appearance was in 1984, in the Olympic Games of Los Angeles. Since then, he has competed with the Greek national water-polo team in all major events including: five Olympic Games (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000), four World Championships, eight European Championships and five World Cups. He was captain of the national team in 1995-2000 and he finished his career with 511 international competitions, which is a national record for team sports. His major athletic achievements include the 2nd place in the World Cup in 1997, the 6th place in the Olympic Games of Atlanta, the 4th place in the European Championships in 1999. With his club (Vouliagmeni Nautical Club) he won the European Cup of Cup winners in 1997. In 1999 he participated in the world selection team.
After his athletic career, in the period 2003-2010 he was member of the National Council for Combating Doping, (Hellenic Anti-Doping Organization).
Concurrently with his athletic career, he attended the courses in the School of Chemical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens. He received his PhD diploma in 2000 with expertise in Operational Research. From 2003 he is teaching in the School of Chemical Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens (he is currently assistant professor).
In 2010 he wrote a novel with title “Theorem of seven” including many autobiographical issues notes from his athletic and academic career.
He is married and he has two sons.
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