Olympic Palace

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Tbilisi Olympic Palace
ოლიმპიური სასახლე
Tbilisi New Sports Palace
New sports hall 1 (Tbilisi).jpg
Location Tbilisi, Georgia
Coordinates 41°43′05″N 44°43′40″E / 41.7181°N 44.7279°E / 41.7181; 44.7279Coordinates: 41°43′05″N 44°43′40″E / 41.7181°N 44.7279°E / 41.7181; 44.7279
Capacity 3,600 (sports)
4,000 (concerts)
Construction
Broke ground January 2015
Opened 13 July 2015

Olympic Palace (Georgian: ოლიმპიური სასახლე) is an indoor sports arena situated in Tbilisi, Georgia which was built for the 2015 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival.[1]

Opened on 13 July 2015 by Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, the complex features two halls that are capable of hosting several sports, such as handball, basketball, volleyball, judo, wrestling, futsal, fencing and other games and tournaments.[2]

Events[edit]

The venue has hosted the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Judo Grand Prix Tbilisi. The Group A round of the UEFA Futsal Euro 2018 qualifying competition was held here from 24–27 January 2017.[3] The 4th European Kung Fu Championships[4] and the 2017 Men's Youth World Handball Championship from 8–20 August.[5]

On 9 August 2017, the Olympic Palace was announced as the new host venue for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 after the larger 10,000-capacity Tbilisi Sports Palace was considered unsuitable for hosting the contest.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Palace – Olimp". magda.ge. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  2. ^ "New Sports Palace opens in Tbilisi for EYOF 2015". agenda.ge. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  3. ^ uefa.com. "Futsal EURO - Standings – UEFA.com". UEFA.com. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Tbilisi hosting European Kung Fu Championships". agenda.ge. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  5. ^ "2017 Men's Junior and Youth World Championships in Algeria and Georgia". ihf.info. 15 March 2017.
  6. ^ Jordan, Paul (9 August 2017). "16 Countries to dazzle on stage in Tbilisi in 2017!". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
Preceded by
Mediterranean Conference Centre
Valletta
Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Venue

2017
Succeeded by
Minsk Arena
Minsk