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11 Jun 2004
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Major test event cluster at Oaka

With the sliding of the Olympic Stadium roof in Athens now successfully completed, it is time for sport to take over, in the shape of a major test event cluster at the Athens Olympic Sport Complex (OAKA). This week sees not just one but three test events taking place simultaneously at the main Olympic venue in Athens. This should allow the Organising Committee for the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad (ATHOC) to better understand the operational complexities of the principal Olympic site of this year’s Games.

International Track Open 2004
The International Track Open 2004 is being organised by ATHOC in cooperation with the International Cycling Union (UCI) from 9 to 12 June 2004 at the Athens Olympic Velodrome. The event includes both men’s and women’s competitions. The men are competing in the 1km time trial (standing start), sprint, 4km individual pursuit, 4km team pursuit, keirin, team sprint, 40km points race and 50km Madison. The women’s events will be the 500m time trial (standing start), sprint, 3km individual pursuit and 25km points race.

International Swimming Meeting
The International Swimming Meeting is being organised by ATHOC at the new Olympic Aquatic Centre Main Pool, and runs from 9 to 12 June 2004. The meeting features men’s and women’s 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100m and 4x200m freestyle; 100m, 200m backstroke; 100m, 200m breaststroke; 200m, 400m individual medley and 4x100m medley relay; and the 200m butterfly. There will also be a men’s 1500m freestyle competition, and women’s 100m butterfly and 800m freestyle competitions.

SEGAS National Championships
The final test event to be staged during this period is at the Olympic Stadium itself, and will be the first athletics events to be held in the stadium since the Calatrava roof was moved into place. The SEGAS Greek National Championships are taking place from 10 to 12 June 2004, covering the full range of athletics disciplines for both men and women. Indeed, this event will be used to decide the make-up of the Greek national teams for the European Cups in Bulgaria and in Poland, as well as for the Olympic Games themselves.

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