Τελετές έναρξης και λήξης της ΧΙΙΙ Παγκοσμίων Αγώνων Special Olympics – Αθήνα 2011

The demand-Executive Organizing Committee of the World Summer Games Special Olympics – Athens 2011 for the concession to use the Stadium on June 25 and July 4, 2011, in order to make the opening and closing ceremonies of the XIII World Summer Games Special Olympics – Athens 2011, approved by the Central Archaeological Council, the meeting of February 1.

“The spectators, relatives and friends of athletes are expected to surpass the 40,000, making multiple nights in hotels in Athens and other cities while revitalizing shopping, restaurants and entertainment venues. And all this at a time usually limited tourism “, said the chairman of the organizing committee of the World Games Special Olympics, Gianna Despotopoulou on 26 January, 150 days before the Games begin.

The establishment of a central idea of opening and closing ceremonies took artistic team Evangelinou Phocas, who was named winner of the open tender held by the Organizing Committee Special Olympics World Games ATHENS 2011.

This group consists of artists with experience in organizing big events, like the composer Stephen Korkolis the Elias Ledakis designer, costume designer Ellie Papageorgakopoulou and editor Theodoros Grigoriadis. Production management consultants of the ceremonies is Gkreivlingk Simon and Andrew Walsh, with experience in the creation of major international events like the Olympic Games ATHENS 2004.

The Panathenaic Stadium and is the marble stadium which hosted the first modern Olympics in 1896. Originally it was a cavity of the soil between the hills and Ardittou Agra. Settled as a stage for the first time since the Lycurgus 330-329 BC

During the four years 140-144 AD Herodes Atticus restored the Stadium as they existed when it was discovered in the excavation of 1870. It was horseshoe-shaped, with a total track length 204.07 meters and width of 33.35 meters, with an estimated 50 000 seated spectators. It was built between scales in the stands at the front bezel and no gallery with Doric columns and the entrance of the stadium came Ilissos Bridge.

The latest overhaul of the stadium held by G. Averof in the late 19th century, retaining its original plan.

Evangelismos metro or the Constitution. Open Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 1 pm and 3.30 pm to 7 pm

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