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18 Dec 2003
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Athens 2004: legacies unveiled

Athens 2004: legacies unveiled  

The Greek government has presented plans for the legacy use of the sites that will serve as a focus for next summer's celebration of sport. Olympic installations have been divided into different categories.

For Greek sporting aspirations

The Olympic Sports Complex (OAKA) - comprising the main Olympic Stadium, an indoor arena, indoor and outdoor swimming and diving pools, a cycling track, tennis courts, training tracks and accommodation for athletes - and the indoor Peace and Friendship Stadium, will remain under the care of the General Secretariat for Sports and will continue to serve Greece's sporting needs and aspirations.

Asset for tourism

The Hellenic Tourism Properties agency will assume responsibility for Sailing Centre at Aghios Cosmas and the International Broadcast Centre at Maroussi. Private sector partners are expected to manage the installations.

A new park for a revitalised Athens

The former Hellenikon airport, now home to the Indoor Arena and Fencing Hall, the Canoe and Kayak Slalom Centre, and the baseball, softball and hockey stadiums is to fall under a new authority managing what will have been transformed into the Hellenikon metropolitan park. The park will be one of the biggest in any European city, providing Athenians with a world-class leisure resource.

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Official website of Athens 2004
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