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  • News | Athens 2004 Legacy

    Hellinikon Complex

    The Hellinikon Complex is situated in the south-west of Athens, on the site of the former Hellinikon International Airport, which closed in 2001. It consists of six separate venues, initially planned as temporary structures: the two Olympic Indoor Halls hosting the basketball, fencing and handball matches; the Hellinikon Hockey Centre; the Hellinikon Canoe/Kayak/Slalom Centre; the Olympic Baseball Centre; and the Olympic Softball Stadium.
    24 Oct 2019 | Athens 2004 Legacy, Olympic Venues
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    World’s best canoeists give brand new Tokyo course the thumbs up

    Japan’s first-ever purpose-built canoe slalom centre came under the spotlight over the weekend as the test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games took place – with world-class athletes giving the venue their seal of approval.
    28 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Tokyo 2020 test events, Canoe Slalom
  • News | Beijing 2008 Legacy

    Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park

    The Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park was built to host canoeing, rowing and the 10km open-water swimming events of the 2008 Olympic Games.
    20 Oct 2019 | Beijing 2008 Legacy, Olympic Venues
  • News | Beijing 2008 Legacy

    Overview

    Out of 16 new venues built for the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, 15 are in use today for sports, cultural and recreational activities. Some of them have become iconic buildings, such as the National Stadium (Bird’s Nest) and the Water Cube. The Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park’s canoe slalom course is no longer used for competition, but the rest of the park welcomes both competitive and recreational water activities.
    23 Oct 2019 | Beijing 2008 Legacy, Olympic Venues
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: YOG stars shine in September

    Olympic.org picks out some of the most eye-catching performances from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in recent weeks, as the YOG continue to provide a springboard to the international stage.
    15 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG
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