G.S. Olympia Larissa B.C.

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G.S. Olympia Larisas
G.S. Olympia Larisas logo
Leagues Greek League
Greek Cup
Founded 1979
History 1979 - Present
Arena Larissa Neapolis Arena
(seating capacity: 6,500)[1]
Location Larissa, Greece
Team colors Orange and Green
         
President Georgios Malakos
Website gslolympiabc.gr
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

G.S. Olympia Larissa B.C. (alternate spellings: Olimpia, Larissas, Larisa, Larisas) (Greek: Γ.Σ. Ολύμπια Λάρισας) is a Greek professional basketball club that is based in Larissa, Greece. The club's full name is Gymnastikos Syllogos Olympia Larissa Basketball Club. It was founded in 1979, making it one of the youngest sports clubs in Greece. Its colors are orange and green. Olympia Larissa's home arena is the Larissa Neapolis Arena. In 2009, the club merged with AEL 1964.

Notable Greek players that have played with the club include: Giorgos Printezis, Dimos Dikoudis, and Nikos Oikonomou.

History[edit]

GS Olympia Larissa B.C. is a team that ascended in the mid to late 2000s as a team primarily composed of young players on the rise, with a promising future. During the 2006-07 season, Olympia Larissa placed 7th in the Greek League regular season, and qualified to the Greek League playoffs for the first time, with core leaders such as former University of Florida standout Matt Walsh, 2007 NBA Draft second round draft pick Giorgos Printezis, and Giorgos Tsiaras.

In the 2007-08 season of the Greek League, Olympia qualified for the playoffs for the second consecutive year, after placing 8th in the regular season standings. In the 2007-08 season of the EuroChallenge, the team reached the Top 16 stage of the competition, and that same season in the Greek Cup, the club reached the quarter-finals.

In 2009, Olympia Larissa merged with AEL 1964.

Logo of Olympia Larissa prior to the merger with A.E.L..

Roster[edit]

G.S. Olympia Larissa B.C. roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 4 Greece Tzakopoulos, Triantafillos 70001870000000000001.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
G 5 Bulgaria Avramov, Bozhidar 70001940000000000001.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
SG 6 Germany Greene, Demond 70001850000000000001.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
F 7 Greece Papachristos, Ioannis 70001990000000000001.99 m (6 ft 6 in)
SG 8 United States Jackson, Stefon 70001960000000000001.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
SF 9 Greece Bogdanos, Dimitris 70002000000000000002.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
F 10 Greece Kommatos, Nestoras 70002029999999999992.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
C 11 Greece Papakostas, Theofanis 70002049999999999992.05 m (6 ft 9 in)
C 12 Greece Papaioakeim, Pantelis 70002060000000000002.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
PG 13 Greece Trihopoulos, Giorgos 70001840000000000001.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
PG 15 United States Fontenet, Jason 70001780000000000001.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
G 17 Greece Spanos, Nikos 70001930000000000001.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
SF 16 Greece Karagiolidis, Giannis 70001980000000000001.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
SF 18 Greece Theodorakos, Nikolaos 70002020000000000002.02 m (6 ft 8 in)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Greece Thrasymboulos Liagas


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 2008-09-17

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

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