||October 28, 1971
Leonidas Sabanis (Greek: Λεωνίδας Σαμπάνης, born October 28, 1971 in Korçë, Albania as Luan Shabani) is a Greek 1 weightlifter, who represented Greece in 1996, 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics. His last name is sometimes also spelled as Sampanis.
Sabanis won a silver medal in the 59 kg category at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, USA and in the 62 kg category in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Sabanis was originally awarded a bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, but the medal was later stripped from him as a result of a doping scandal.2
At the European Championship in Aalborg (Denmark) in 1990, the young talented weightlifter, Sabanis was declared European Champion for Albania.3