Xenofon Athanasiou was born in Arta in 1968. He has distinguished himself in the field of facility services. He has been involved in sports from an early age. He became member of the Executive Board of the Hellenic Wrestling Federation for the first time in 2010, when he took on as Treasurer, while since 2011 he has been Secretary General. He is a member of the Plenary Session of the Hellenic Olympic Committee since February 2013 and 2nd Vice President since October 2017.