Ano Liosia Olympic Hall

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Ano Liosia Olympic Hall
AnoLiosiaOlympicHall 01.jpg
Location Ano Liosia, Athens, Greece
Coordinates 38°04′54″N 23°41′12″E / 38.08167°N 23.68667°E / 38.08167; 23.68667Coordinates: 38°04′54″N 23°41′12″E / 38.08167°N 23.68667°E / 38.08167; 23.68667
Capacity Handball: 9,300
Construction
Opened 2004
Construction cost €84 million euros (2004 money)

Ano Liosia Olympic Hall was used to host to judo and wrestling at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.[1] The arena seats up to 9,300, but only 6,000 seats were made available for the Olympics. The hall is situated in Ano Liosia, a suburb northwest of central Athens. It can be used as a multi-sport and multi-purpose arena.[2]

History[edit]

After the Olympics, the venue became the site of various television productions, including the Greek version of the reality show So You Think You Can Dance.[3] It is the future home of the Hellenic Academy of Culture and Hellenic Digital Archive.[4][5]

From May 19 to June 6, 2010, the arena hosted the Greek national Ice Hockey Championships for both men and women.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2004 Summer Olympics official report. Archived 2008-08-19 at the Wayback Machine. Volume 2. pp. 357-8, 433.
  2. ^ Olympicproperties.gr profile. Archived September 24, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. (in English) & (in Greek)
  3. ^ http://www.e-tipos.com/newsitem?id=47588
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-01. Retrieved 2010-03-15.
  5. ^ http://www.olympic.org/uk/news/olympic_news/full_story_uk.asp?id=2229

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