Ikaros Kallitheas B.C.

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K.A.E. Ikaros Kallitheas
K.A.E. Ikaros Kallitheas logo
Leagues Greek C Basketball League
Founded 1991
History Ikaros Nea Smyrni
(1991–2007)
Ikaros Kallitheas
(2007–2009)
Ikaros Kallitheas-Esperos
(2009–2010)
Ikaros Kallitheas
(2010–2013)
Ikaros Chalkidas
(2013–2014)
Ikaros Kallitheas
(2014–present)
Arena Esperos Indoor Hall
Arena Capacity 1,000
Location Kallithea, Greece
Team colors Blue, White, and Red
              
President Greece Dimitris Aggelopoulos
Team manager Greece Dimitris Papadopoulos
Head coach Greece Dimitris Priftis
Championships A2 Championships: (1)
(2010)
Website ikarosbc.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
The club's logo when it was based in Chalkida.

Ikaros Kallitheas B.C. (former Ikaros Chalkidas B.C.) is a professional basketball club that is based in Kallithea, Greece. The club has changed its home location several times. It was originally based in Nea Smyrni, and later moved to Kallithea, then moved for a while to Chalkida, and finally returned to Kallithea. Its full official name is Panathlitikos Omilos Kallitheas Ikaros, or P.O.K. Ikaros. The club's colors are white, blue, and red.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1991, and was originally based in Nea Smyrni, Athens. In 2007, the club's home became Kallithea, Athens. In 2009, the club merged with Esperos Kallitheas, and played the 2009–10 season under the name of Ikaros Kallitheas-Esperos. In that same season, the club won the Greek 2nd Division championship.

After winning the Greek 2nd Division in the 2009–10 season, the club broke away from its merger with Esperos Kallitheas, and once again took the name of Ikaros Kallitheas. They competed in the top league in Greece, the Greek Basket League, for the first time in the 2010–11 season. In 2013, the club moved to Chalkida.

At the finish of the 2013–14 season, Ikaros Kallitheas was relegated to the Greek 2nd Division. But for the next season, the club declared that it was unable to take part in the A2 Division, and was then relegated to the Greek B Basketball League.[1] Simultaneously, the club returned to Kallithea. and was renamed again to Ikaros Kallitheas.[2][3]

Arenas[edit]

When Ikaros has been based in Kallithea, they have played their home games at the Esperos Indoor Hall, a small arena with a capacity of 1,000, and at Glyfada Indoor Hall, an arena with a capacity of 3,232. During the time when the club was playing in Chalkida, they played their homes games at Kanithou Indoor Hall, an arena with a capacity of 1,600.

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