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THE FIRST MODERN OLYMPIC STADIUM IN THE WORLD

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Panathenaic Stadium

A unique archaeological monument, a living symbol of the ancient and modern heritage of sport and the Olympic Games.

 

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A living Symbol


The legacy of ancient sport, the revival of the modern Olympic

Games in 1896, of modern Greek sport and culture, is reflected in the white Attic marble of the Panathenaic Stadium.

A monument of global significance  heritage and part of the sporting and Olympic history of Greece and the Hellenic Olympic Committee, the Panathenaic Stadium offers visitors a unique opportunity to revive their historical memory.

330/329 BC

Construction of the stadium by the Athenian orator and politician, Lycurgus

140-143 AD

Rebuilding of the Stadium by Herod Atticus / Great Panathenaea

1869/1870

First organized (substantial) excavation by the German architect, Ernest Ziller

1896

Marble renovation of the Stadium by Georgios Averoff 1st Modern Olympic Games

1906

2nd International Olympic Games (Mesolympiad)

1934

31st Session of the International Olympic Committee / Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Revival of the Olympic Games

2004

XXVIII Olympic Games / Hosting of the Olympic sport of Archery / Finish of the Men’s and Women’s Marathon Race

International Recognition, at the heart of Athens

Beyond its emblematic design in a hairpin shape, the Panathenaic Stadium continues its perpetual course, while winning multiple awards in different categories.

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Happening now

The Handover Ceremony of the Olympic Flame on the 26th of April

The handover cermony will be open to the public. No prior reservation is required and there is no entrance fee…

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The Olympic Flame for Gangwon 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games was lit

The flame for the “Gangwon 2024” Winter Youth Olympic Games, which will be held in South Korea from January 19 to…

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The members of the World Union of Olympic Cities visited the Panathenaic Stadium

The members of the World Union of Olympic Cities visited the Panathenaic Stadium during their trip to Greece, celebrating the…

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An international award for the renewed lighting of the Panathenaic Stadium

The Panathenaic Stadium received an important recognition for its renewed lighting, which took place after the actions of the Hellenic…

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The “Kids love Sports” programme launched at the Panathenaic Stadium

The Panathenaic Stadium of Athens was once again filled with children’s voices and laughter, after a long period of inactivity…

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Thomas Bach inaugurates the renewed lighting of the Panathenaic Stadium

The inauguration of the renewed lighting of the Panathenaic Stadium took place on the evening of Monday, March 29, in…

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HOC President Spyros Capralos opens the 137th IOC Session from the Panathenaic Stadium

Hellenic Olympic President and IOC Member Spyros Capralos opens the remote 137th IOC Session from the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens,…

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