Olympic Village (OLV) 07-17-2004 14:25

A safe environment that is convenient, stress-free, friendly and respectful of multiculturalism will be provided. All actions will be guided by an 鈥淎thletes First鈥 philosophy where residents can enjoy the Greek spirit of hospitality with an extensive workforce that will cater to all residents needs on a 24hour basis. Indeed, we are confident that residents and visitors alike will depart with positive memories.

The entertainment and recreation services provided for athletes in the Village will be extensive, support a wide scale of interests, and promote a positive state of mind for all residents. The program will be inviting to all athletes that wish to be entertained, but will be sensitive to those who wish to focus on their competition or simply get away from it all.

The Olympic Village includes a variety of entertainment options where residents can enjoy their spare time.

A Sports Complex of more than 5,000 square meters with an Olympic size swimming pool, a jogging track, four tennis courts and state of the art gym facilities will be made available to all residents. The Olympic Village is keen to introduce an Open-Air cinema in the evening hours under the stars. There will be a Caf喂, which will also operate as a dance club with live entertainment in evening hours. Among the other features offered to residents will be games rooms, Internet cafes and an online Village daily newspaper.

The Athens Olympic Village will have two secure zones: the Residential Zone and the International Zone. The Residential Zone will feature newly constructed apartments, dining facilities, recreational centers, meeting rooms, religious centers, a Polyclinic and a Transportation Mall. In particular, all residences and offices of the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) will be housed in permanent structures. The International Zone includes the main Olympic Village entrance, shopping centers, the Olympic museum, and the amphitheatre.

Quick facts & Dates

Total land surface: 1,240,000 sq m

Total length: 2.090 m

Total width: 766 m

Indoor hall: 3,000 sq m

Outdoor sporting facilities for recreational use: 30,000 sq m

Soft opening: 23 July 2004

Official opening: 30 July 2004

Closing: 1 September 2004

Editor:Wang Ping

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