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 spelling: Olimpia) (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 A.E.L. 1964 B.C..

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

History[edit]

GS Olympia Larissa BC is a team that has been ascending of late in the Greek A1 League. During the 2006-07 season, Olympia Larissa placed 7th in the regular season and qualified to the 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.

Olympia Larissa is a team composed of young players on the rise with a promising future. In the 2007-08 season of the Greek League, Olympia qualified for the playoffs for the second consecutive year, placing 8th in regular season. In the 2007-08 season of the EuroCup the team reached the stage of the Top 16 and that same season in the Greek Cup the club reached the quarter-finals.

In 2009, Olympia Larissa merged with A.E.L. 1964 B.C..

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 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
G 5 Bulgaria Avramov, Bozhidar 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
SG 6 Germany Greene, Demond 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
F 7 Greece Papachristos, Ioannis 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in)
SG 8 United States Jackson, Stefon 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
SF 9 Greece Bogdanos, Dimitris 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
F 10 Greece Kommatos, Nestoras 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
C 11 Greece Papakostas, Theofanis 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)
C 12 Greece Papaioakeim, Pantelis 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
PG 13 Greece Trihopoulos, Giorgos 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
PG 15 United States Fontenet, Jason 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
G 17 Greece Spanos, Nikos 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
SF 16 Greece Karagiolidis, Giannis 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
SF 18 Greece Theodorakos, Nikolaos 2.02 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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