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The O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall
(honorarily named Nikos Galis
Nikos Galis
Olympic Indoor Hall since 2016), which is a part of the Olympic Athletic Center of Athens
Athens
(O.A.C.A.) "Spiros Louis" (Greek: O.A.K.A.), was completed in 1995, and was the largest indoor venue in use for sporting events at the 2004 Summer Olympics
2004 Summer Olympics
in Athens, Greece. It is located in the Athens
Athens
suburb of Marousi. It is considered to be one of the biggest and most modern indoor sports arenas in all of Europe. The arena also contains a training facility. Since 2016, it is named after the well-known Greek basketball player Nikos Galis.[4]

Contents

1 Construction 2 2004 Athens
Athens
Summer Olympics 3 Basketball
Basketball
use 4 Musical events 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Construction[edit] Nikos Galis
Nikos Galis
Olympic Indoor Hall is notable for its distinctive A-frame roof that features four huge pillars, each of which is 35 meters tall, that stand 108 meters apart from each other. According to the Greek Ministry of Sports, it is the largest indoor sporting arena of its kind in the world. The arena is also constructed in a unique way so that an abundant amount of natural light comes into the arena during the day.[5] The arena seats up to 17,600 for gymnastics events, although only 12,500 seats were made publicly available for the gymnastics competition at the 2004 Olympics. It seats up to 18,989 for basketball games, which includes 18,500 regular seats for the fans, 300 seats for the media members,[6] and 189 seats for VIPs.[7] A large scale arena renovation was completed in 2004, for the 2004 Summer Olympics. The arena was then renovated again in 2016.[8] 2004 Athens
Athens
Summer Olympics[edit] The arena was used for artistic gymnastics and trampolining, and also hosted the finals of the basketball matches at the 2004 Summer Olympics.[9] Renovation of the building for the Olympics was completed on June 30, 2004, and it was officially reopened on August 10, 2004, shortly before the beginning of the games. Basketball
Basketball
use[edit] The Indoor Hall is the regular home court for the Greek Basket League professional basketball clubs Panathinaikos Athens
Athens
and AEK Athens. It has also been used as the home court for Maroussi Athens, for European-wide league matches The arena was used to host the quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals stages of the 1998 FIBA
FIBA
World Championship. It is also the primary home court of the senior Greek National Basketball
Basketball
Team. On May 4 and 6, 2007, the Indoor Hall hosted the EuroLeague
EuroLeague
2006–07 season's Final Four, the semifinals and finals rounds of Europe's principal pro club competition in basketball, which saw hometown favorite Panathinaikos win the title. On December 9, 2007, FIBA
FIBA
announced that the Olympic Indoor Hall was selected as the host of the 2008 FIBA
FIBA
Olympic Qualifying Tournament for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.[10] At the qualifying tournament, hosts and favorites Greece, along with the German and Croatian national basketball teams, qualified for the final 2008 Olympic Basketball
Basketball
Tournament.[11] On 5 April 2018, the Indoor Hall was announced as the venue of the 2018 Basketball
Basketball
Champions League Final Four, during which AEK Athens served as host.[12]

Inside view of the arena's main hall and basketball court

Musical events[edit]

The arena during the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Indoor Hall plan

On May 18 and 20, 2006, the Hall hosted the 51st Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest, that was held in Athens, after Greece's victory at the Song Contest in 2005. There were 15,000 seats available for spectators, both for the semifinal and the grand final. Some of the entertainers who have performed at the arena include: Enrique iglesias
Enrique iglesias
Depeche Mode, Jennifer Lopez, Björk, Beyoncé, Roger Waters, Aloha from Hell, Tokio Hotel, Helena Paparizou, Sakis Rouvas, and Anna Vissi. See also[edit]

List of basketball arenas by capacity List of indoor arenas in Greece List of indoor arenas in Europe List of music venues

References[edit]

^ Capacity: 18,500 spectator seats (of which 2,000 are folding). ^ Capacity: 18,500 spectator seats (of which 2,000 are folding) and 300 media seats. ^ Capacity: 18,989 (maximum capacity for basketball games). ^ Επίσημο: Το ΟΑΚΑ μετονομάστηκε σε "Νίκος Γκάλης" (in Greek). ^ Stadia.gr Olympic Sports Hall. ^ Capacity: 18,500 spectator seats (of which 2,000 are folding) and 300 media seats. ^ Capacity: 18,989 (maximum capacity for basketball games). ^ Νέο παρκέ και αποδυτήρια στο ΟΑΚΑ (in Greek). ^ 2004 Summer Olympics
2004 Summer Olympics
official report. Volume 2. pp. 273, 329, 346. ^ PR N°58 – Meeting of the FIBA
FIBA
Central Board in Chicago. FIBA.com ^ Germany basketball clinches Olympic berth. ^ " Athens
Athens
to host Basketball
Basketball
Champions League Final Four". Championsleague.basketball. 5 April 2018. Retrieved 5 April 2018. 

External links[edit]

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Olympic Athletic Center of Athens
Athens
Official Site Nikos Galis
Nikos Galis
Indoor Hall Nikos Galis
Nikos Galis
Indoor Hall Info And Pictures At Stadia.gr

Events and tenants

Preceded by Olympiahalle Munich FIBA
FIBA
EuroBasket Final Venue 1995 Succeeded by Palau Sant Jordi Barcelona

Preceded by Palatrussardi Milan FIBA
FIBA
Intercontinental Cup Final Venue 1996 Succeeded by Ginásio José Corrêa Barueri, São Paulo

Preceded by SkyDome Toronto FIBA
FIBA
World Cup Final Venue 1998 Succeeded by Conseco Fieldhouse Indianapolis

Preceded by Palace of Sports Kiev Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest Venue 2006 Succeeded by Hartwall Areena Helsinki

Preceded by Sazka Arena Prague EuroLeague Final Four Venue 2007 Succeeded by Palacio de Deportes Madrid

Preceded by Santiago Martín La Laguna Basketball
Basketball
Champions League Final Four 2018 Succeeded by TBD

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AEK B.C.

Players Coaches

History

1967–68 FIBA
FIBA
European Cup Winners' Cup 1999–2000 FIBA
FIBA
Saporta Cup

Arenas

Georgios Moschos Indoor Hall (historic) Galatsi Olympic Hall Nikos Galis
Nikos Galis
Olympic Indoor Hall

FIBA
FIBA
Hall of Fame candidates

Dušan Ivković

50 Greatest EuroLeague
EuroLeague
Contributors

Dušan Ivković

Retired numbers

#6 Georgios Trontzos #10 Georgios Amerikanos

Supporters

Original 21

Ownership

Filippou family (1995–2006) Makis Angelopoulos (2014–present)

Related

Byzantine Empire Double-headed eagle

Parent club AEK Website aekbc.gr

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Panathinaikos B.C.

Players Coaches

History

Seasons 1995–96 FIBA
FIBA
European League 1996 FIBA
FIBA
Intercontinental Cup 1999–2000 FIBA
FIBA
EuroLeague 2001–02 Euroleague 2006–07 Euroleague 2008–09 Euroleague 2010–11 Euroleague

Arenas

Pavlos and Thanasis Giannakopoulos Indoor Hall
Pavlos and Thanasis Giannakopoulos Indoor Hall
(until 1995) Nikos Galis
Nikos Galis
Olympic Indoor Hall (1995–present)

FIBA
FIBA
Hall of Famers

Nikos Galis

NMB Hall of Famers

Dominique Wilkins Nikos Galis Dino Rađja

FIBA
FIBA
Hall of Fame Candidates

Dejan Bodiroga Fanis Christodoulou Panagiotis Giannakis Giorgos Kolokithas Božidar Maljković Željko Obradović Žarko Paspalj

FIBA's 50 Greatest Players

Dino Rađja Nikos Galis Giorgos Kolokithas

50 Greatest EuroLeague
EuroLeague
Contributors

Fragiskos Alvertis Dejan Bodiroga Nikos Galis Panagiotis Giannakis Šarūnas Jasikevičius Božidar Maljković Željko Obradović Dino Rađja

EuroLeague
EuroLeague
Basketball
Basketball
Legends

Ramūnas Šiškauskas Šarūnas Jasikevičius Dimitris Diamantidis

EuroLeague
EuroLeague
MVP

Dimitris Diamantidis

EuroLeague
EuroLeague
Final Four MVPs

Dominique Wilkins Željko Rebrača Dejan Bodiroga Dimitris Diamantidis Vassilis Spanoulis

EuroLeague
EuroLeague
Coach of the Year

Željko Obradović

Mr. Europas

Dimitris Diamantidis

Retired Numbers

#1 Fans #4 Fragiskos Alvertis #13 Dimitris Diamantidis

Academies

Pavlos and Thanasis Giannakopoulos Indoor Hall Nikos Galis
Nikos Galis
Olympic Indoor Hall

Rivalries

Olympiacos rivalry

Ownership

Giannakopoulos family (1992–present)

Related

Hymn of Panathinaikos Panathinaikos Movement

Parent club Panathinaikos A.C. Website paobc.gr

Olympic venues

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Venues of the 2004 Summer Olympics

OACA

Athens
Athens
Olympic Aquatic Centre Athens
Athens
Olympic Tennis Centre (The Main Court) Athens
Athens
Olympic Velodrome Nikos Galis
Nikos Galis
Olympic Indoor Hall Olympic Stadium

HOC

Fencing Hall Hellinikon Indoor Arena Olympic Baseball Centre Olympic Canoe/Kayak Slalom Centre Olympic Hockey Centre Olympic Softball Stadium

Faliro

Faliro Olympic Beach Volleyball Centre Faliro Sports Pavilion Arena Peace and Friendship Stadium

GOC

Goudi Olympic Hall Olympic Modern Pentathlon Centre

MOC

Markopoulo Olympic Equestrian Centre Markopoulo Olympic Shooting Centre

Football venues

Kaftanzoglio Stadium
Kaftanzoglio Stadium
(Thessaloniki) Karaiskakis Stadium
Karaiskakis Stadium
(Piraeus) Pampeloponnisiako Stadium
Pampeloponnisiako Stadium
(Patras) Pankritio Stadium
Pankritio Stadium
(Heraklion) Panthessaliko Stadium
Panthessaliko Stadium
(Volos)

Other venues

Agios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre Ano Liosia Olympic Hall Galatsi Olympic Hall Kotzia Square Marathon (city) Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall Panathenaic Stadium Parnitha Olympic Mountain Bike Venue Peristeri Olympic Boxing Hall Schinias Olympic Rowing and Canoeing Centre Stadium at Olympia Vouliagmeni Olympic Centre

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Olympic venues in basketball

1936: Tennis Courts, Tennis Stadium (final) 1948: Harringay Arena 1952: Messuhalli (final), Tennis Palace 1956: West Melbourne Stadium, Royal Exhibition Building
Royal Exhibition Building
(final) 1960: Palazzo dello Sport (final), Palazzetto dello Sport 1964: National Gymnasium 1968: Juan Escutia Sports Palace 1972: Basketballhalle 1976: Centre Étienne Desmarteau, Montreal Forum
Montreal Forum
(final) 1980: CSKA Palace of Sports, Indoor Stadium (final) 1984: The Forum 1988: Jamsil Gymnasium 1992: Pavelló Olímpic de Badalona 1996: Georgia Dome
Georgia Dome
(final), Morehouse College Gymnasium 2000: Sydney SuperDome
Sydney SuperDome
(final), The Dome and Exhibition Complex 2004: Hellinikon Indoor Arena, Nikos Galis
Nikos Galis
Olympic Indoor Hall (final) 2008: Wukesong Indoor Stadium 2012: Basketball
Basketball
Arena, North Greenwich Arena1 2016: Carioca Arena 1, Youth Arena 2020: Saitama Super Arena 2024: AccorHotels Arena, Palais des sports Marcel-Cerdan 2028: Staples Center, Los Angeles Convention Center

Note: During the Olympic Games, venues that have naming rights sold may not use their name during the Olympic Games.

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Olympic venues in gymnastics

1896: Panathenaic Stadium 1900: Vélodrome de Vincennes 1904: Francis Field 1908: White City Stadium 1912: Stockholm Olympic Stadium 1920: Olympisch Stadion 1924: Stade de Colombes 1928: Olympic Stadium 1932: Olympic Stadium 1936: Dietrich Eckart Open-Air Theatre 1948: Empress Hall, Earl's Court 1952: Messuhalli 1956: West Melbourne Stadium 1960: Baths of Caracalla 1964: Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium 1968: National Auditorium 1972: Olympiahalle 1976: Montreal Forum 1980: Sports Palace 1984: Pauley Pavilion 1988: Olympic Gymnastics
Gymnastics
Hall 1992: Palau dels Esports de Barcelona, Palau Sant Jordi 1996: Georgia Dome, Stegeman Coliseum 2000: Sydney SuperDome, The Dome and Exhibition Complex 2004: Galatsi Olympic Hall, Nikos Galis
Nikos Galis
Olympic Indoor Hall 2008: Beijing National Indoor Stadium, Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium 2012: The O2 Arena, Wembley Arena 2016: HSBC Arena 2020: Olympic Gymnastic Centre 2024: U Arena 2028: The Forum

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FIBA
FIBA
Basketball
Basketball
World Cup Finals venues

Luna Park (Argentina 1950) Ginásio do Maracanãzinho
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho
(Brazil 1954) Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos
Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos
(Chile 1959) Ginásio do Maracanãzinho
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho
(Brazil 1963) Cilindro Municipal
Cilindro Municipal
(Uruguay 1967) Tivoli Hall
Tivoli Hall
(Yugoslavia 1970) Roberto Clemente Coliseum
Roberto Clemente Coliseum
(Puerto Rico 1974) Araneta Coliseum (Philippines 1978) Coliseo El Pueblo
Coliseo El Pueblo
(Colombia 1982) Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid
Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid
(Spain 1986) Luna Park (Argentina 1990) SkyDome
SkyDome
(Canada 1994) Nikos Galis
Nikos Galis
Olympic Indoor Hall (Greece 1998) Conseco Fieldhouse
Conseco Fieldhouse
(United States 2002) Saitama Super Arena
Saitama Super Arena
(Japan 2006) Sinan Erdem Dome
Sinan Erdem Dome
(Turkey 2010) Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid
Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid
(Spain 2014) LeSports Center (China 2019) Philippine Arena
Philippine Arena
(Philippines/Japan/Indonesia 2023)

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