Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Velodromo Olimpico, pictured in 1960
|Location||Viale della Tecnica /
Viale dell'Oceano Pacifico
|Owner||CONI - Comune di Roma|
|Broke ground||10 August 1957|
|Opened||30 April 1960|
|Demolished||24 July 2008|
|Construction cost||£ 1.050.000.000|
The velodrome was constructed between 1957 and early 1960. Soon after it was built problems were found, as water was draining away the foundations on one side of the velodrome. Concrete was injected into the foundations, which solved the problem only temporarily. It was last used for competition in 1968, when it hosted the UCI Track Cycling World Championships. After this it was abandoned, until it was imploded on 24 July 2008.
- 1960 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. pp. 72, 74-5.
- The abandoned velodrome in 2006
- Liveleak.com video of the velodrome's 2008 implosion.
|UCI Track Cycling World Championships
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