Andreas Linardatos (born 1965, The Netherlands) is a graduate of the Kapodestrian University of Athens, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Science (BSc in Sports Science & Exercise). He has a specialty in athletics with postgraduate studies in the USA and Germany in the application of training methodology to elite level athletes as well as in sports nutrition.
Andreas has also been following private seminars in Italy by late professor Carmelo Bosco PhD in the application of Neuromuscular Mechanical Stimulation to athletes and trainees with the aim of improving sports performance and rehabilitation.
Author of the book “Innovations in Sprint Training – A Modern Approach” (in Greek ISBN 978-618-00-0300-0 and in press in English) and a manual script titled “The application of Neuromuscular Mechanical Stimulation – NEMES BOSCO SYSTEM”.
Andreas has been a member of the Greek National Athletics Team for more than 12 years (200m, 400m, 4x400m) and has coached the National teams (sprints and hurdles) of Greece and Qatar. His athletes have achieved more than 13 National Records in sprinting and hurdling events.
His coaching knowledge and advice has helped improve performance of many champions, in various sports, with participation and remarkable success at European, World Championships and Olympic Games.
Andreas is a father of a son and a daughter and is married with Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou, World and Olympic champion in pole vault.