The Athens Olympic Stadium, also known as OAKA (Olympic Athletic Center of Athens) , is the most complete athletic complex in Athens and Greece.
The Main Olympic Stadium was designed in 1979 and inaugurated in 1982 at the 13th European Athletics Championship.
The following years a number of other sport facilities surrounded the Main Olympic Stadium:
- the Olympic Velodrome (inaugurated in 1991)
- the Olympic Aquatics Center (1991)
- the Olympic Indoor Sports Center (1995)
- the Olympic Tennis Center (2004)
- other supplementary sport facilities.
The Olympic Athletic Center of Athens hosted the Mediterranean Games in 1991, the World Championship in Athletics in 1997 as well as other important athletic and cultural events, the most significant of which remains the Athens Olympic Games in 2004.
The Athens Olympic Stadium is a modern facility, which provides athletes with all the latest amenities. It also includes areas for all the staff that is necessary for organizing major athletic and cultural events. The construction of the Stadium was complete in 1982. The famous roof, designed by the world-known architect Santiago Calatrava, was added for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
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