Sporting B.C.

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A.O. Sporting
Α.Ο. Σπόρτιγκ
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Leagues Greek A2 League
Greek Cup
Founded 1924 (Istanbul)
1936 (Athens)
History Sporting Club Istanbul
1924 – 1936
Sporting Club Athens
1936 – Present
Arena Sporting Sports Arena
Arena Capacity 2,500
Location Ano Patissia, Athens, Greece
Team colors Red and Blue
President Vassilis Sakopoulos
Head coach Alexis Papadatos
Championships A2 Championships: (3)
(1988, 1991, 2007)
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Sporting Athens B.C. (Greek: Σπόρτιγκ Αθήνα KAE) is a Greek professional basketball team that is located at Ano Patissia, Athens, Greece, at the area of Elia Zervou 89 and Sarantaporoy. The club's full name is A.O. Sporting Athens B.C. (Greek: Α.Ο. Σπόρτιγκ Αθήνα KAE).


The A.O. Sporting parent athletic association was founded in 1936, after a group of Greeks moved the Sporting Istanbul (Constantinople) club that had been founded in 1924, to Athens. Sporting began with sports departments in basketball and volleyball, and later added the sports of boxing, swimming, and ping pong. Today, the A.O. Sporting athletic club has only the basketball department, A.O. Sporting B.C.

Over the years, some of the players from Sporting B.C. played for the senior men's Greek National Basketball Team. The team competed in the FIBA Korać Cup competition in the 1979–80, 1980–81, 1995–96, and 1996–97 seasons. Sporting won the Greek Second Division championship three times, in 1988, 1991 and 2007.


Sporting B.C. plays its home games at the 2,500 seat Sporting Sports Arena.[1]

Titles won[edit]

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Notable players[edit]

  Nick Tsiotos 

Notable coaches[edit]

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