Στάδιο Ειρήνης και Φιλίας

 

Capacity: 11,390 (for basketball), 10.520 (for athletics)The SEF is located in Piraeus (Neo Faliro, 2 km from the city center, 10 km from Athens and 32 km from “Eleftherios Venizelos”).
Built in: 1985 (Last refurbished in 2004)
Headquarters: Olympiakos (A1 class)

Information: The Peace and Friendship Stadium is commonly known by his initials as “Chef”. Designed by the architectural firm “Thymios Papagiannis and partners” and for the construction of spent 8 billion drachmas in 1983 prices. He received the Gold Award in 1991 in international competitions organized by IAKS (International Working Group for the Construction of Sports and Leisure Facilities). It is the most multi-functional indoor arena in Greece, except for basketball can also host athletics, volleyball, gymnastics, ice skating, super-cross, etc., as well as concerts, conferences and exhibitions.
It has hosted many international events in various sports. The highlights: Basketball – World Championships (1998), European Championship (1987), League Cup Final (1985) and Final-4 (1993), Cup Winners Cup Final (1989)
Volleyball – World Championship (1994), European Championship (1995), Final-4 Cup Champions (1992 & 1993), Final-4 Cup Winners Cup (1996) & TopTeams Cup (2005)
Athletics – European Indoor Championships (1985)
Wrestling – World Cup (1988) and Championship (1999), European Championship (1986)
Gymnastics – World Championships (1991), European Championship (1990)
Weightlifting – World Championships (1999)

To SEF was used during the 2004 Olympic Games, hosting all the volleyball matches (qualifiers and final). The stadium remained closed from April 2002 until early 2004 so as to make the necessary modernization projects, the total cost of € 7.300.000 from the company Terna.

About History

The late Prime Minister Andreas George Papandreou launched and christened the stadium, giving it the name “PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP STADIUM” on February 16, 1985 at the start of the first National Championships Indoor Athletics. In March 1985 hosted at the Chef’s first major sporting event, the European Indoor Championships, also known as PSC-85.

It has since been well known that the conduct on the premises of a major European and World Championships in athletics, basketball, in volleyball, table tennis in at Handball, Wrestling, in Fencing, in Rhythmic Gymnastics, weightlifting, boxing and the all indoor sports.

He has responded quite well to high-quality artistic performances, including artistic dance skating, since it is the only stage in our country that has an ice rink floor design. He has also hosted music concerts and singing the whole range of genres from pop to rock and classical music with renowned soloists and bands Greeks and foreigners, by Yannis Markopoulos and George Dalaras to the SCORPIONS and Leonard Bernstein.

Should be specifically mentioned in the uniqueness, throughout the region of Attica, covering international caliber multifaceted science business conferences for up to 10,000 attendees, mostly medical.

He was awarded the GOLD AWARD IAKS (IAKS (International Organization for Ktismaton sport and leisure) in November 1991 Category: Buildings and international events with reference to the owner: Peace and Friendship Stadium / Sports Complex Piraeus and Architecture: Thymios Papagiannis and Associates.

Since 1992 used as an office basketball team Olympiacos SFP

In the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2004 was a key link in the chain of memorable moments, which gave our country to mankind.

Ways to Access

The big advantage of the Peace and Friendship Stadium is the place that has the infinite road access to it.

By car: Coming from a highway Thessaloniki-Athens, without any detours, enough parking spaces in the Stadium. Coming from the port of Piraeus, passing out of the stadium. Coming from the airport, follow the Attiki Odos highway and spreads rapidly in the Stadium.

By public transport: Bus lines 101,130,217,218, A1, B1 starting from Piraeus stop outside the entrance to the stadium and bus lines B1, A1, E1, 130,218,232,040,217,229 to finish the port of Piraeus stop on the opposite side of the road and Visitors passing through the special passage beneath the coastal road at the entrance to the Stadium. At the same point and stop express route X96 Piraeus-Athens Airport.

The tram terminal is located within walking distance of the Stadium, as the station Faliro the power station.

For more details, as for the detailed route bus, tram and electricity, you can look on their respective websites:

http://www.oasa.gr
http://www.isap.gr
http://www.ktel.org
http://www.ose.gr
http://www.tramsa.gr

During the Special Olympic Games Athens 2011, 25 June-4 July 2011. In Peace and Friendship Stadium (SEF) during the World Special Olympics Games Athens 2011 will be held the following events:

1. Bocce

1. Events 
 
 OfferBoccia

  • Singles
  • Double
  • Group 
 (4 
 people)
  • Unified Sports 
 ® 
 Double
  • Unified Sports 
 ® 
 
 Team
2. Registration Instructions

Athletes can participate 
 
 
 
 to a maximum 
 
 
 three 
 (3) 
 events.

3. Sport Uniform 
 
 / Equipment

• White 
 
 is the traditional color 
 
, 
 
 with a 
 collared 
 
 
 jersey in the sport of 
 
 
 bocce.
Other colors 
 
 
 is acceptable.
• Team members must 
 
 
 
 wear the same outfit 
 
. This should 
 
 
 to a group
shirt and shorts / light 
 
 cotton trousers / skirts.
• The Court shoes 
 
 
 required. Table shoes 
 
 
 or smooth soled shoes 
 
 
 is
recommended. Running shoes 
 
 
 or spiked soled shoes are 
 
 
 
 not allowed.
• The color 
 bocce balls 
 »will be 
 
 
 red and green 
. The 
 
 pallina will be 
 
 white. The 
 
Bocce 
 
 sets will be 
 
 
 
 regulation sets and will 
 
 
 
 provided by the 
 
 
 competitionmanagement.
• Visual aid 
 
 equipment 
 (small bells and 
 
 
 
 orange cones) 
 
 will be available 
 
 in 
the 
 bocce 
 
 to these athletes 
 
 
 require the use 
 
 
 
 and the 
 
 that have been
determined by 
 
 
 heads 
 coach 
 
 in the original 
 
 
 Head Coaches 
 meeting.

4. Signs of 
 
 
 Focus – 
 
 Rules Terms of

• The 
 bocce 
 
 field of 
 
 
 game will consist of 
 
 16 
 
 courts did 
 
 from a carpet
surface.
• Contest 
 form: 
 
 Double Elimination
• Games 
 length: 
 
 For all games 
 
 in 
 Singles 
 and 
 Doubles, 
 
 they will be 
 
 first
to 
 12, 
 
 40 
 or minutes, whichever comes 
 
 
 first. And for 
 
 groups, 
 these games 
 
will be first to 
 
 16, 
 
 40 
 or minutes, whichever comes 
 
 
 first.
• The Official 
 
 Special 
 Olympics 
 
 Sports Rules of 
 
 bocce 
 
 should govern the 
 
 
 World
Games Special 
 
 Olympics Athens 
 
 2011 
 
 for the sport of 
 
 
 
 bocce. See
to the Special 
 
 Olympics 
 
 website for 
 
 further information: 
 
 Sports Information, 
 
 Rules and 
 Coaching 
 Guides 
(http://www.specialolympics.org /sports.aspx).

2.Table 
 Tennis 
 Tischtennis

1. Events 
 Offered

  • Singles
  • Doubles
  • Mixed 
 Doubles
2. Registration 
 Instructions

• Athletes 
 may 
 participate 
 in 
 all 
 three 
 (3) 
 events.
• Athletes 
 must 
 submit 
 individually 
 the 
 Special 
 Olympics 
 Table 
 Tennis
Rating 
 form 
 with 
 registration. 
 The 
 Special 
 Olympics 
 Table 
 Tennis 
 Rating
Guidelines 
 will 
 be 
 distributed 
 in 
 the 
 registration 
 packet.

3. Sport 
 Uniform / Equipment

• Dress 
 code 
 must 
 comply 
 with 
 International 
 Table 
 Tennis 
 Federation 
 (ITTF) 
 rules. 
 
 Players 
 and 
 coaches 
 must 
 wear 
 approved 
 attire 
 whenever 
 they 
 are 
 in 
 the 
 playing 
 area.
• The 
 players 
 of 
 a 
 team 
 taking 
 part 
 in 
 a 
 team 
 match, 
 and 
 players 
 of 
 the
same 
 Delegation 
 forming 
 a 
 doubles 
 pair, 
 shall 
 be 
 dressed 
 uniformly, 
 with 
 the 
 possible 
 exception 
 of 
 socks 
 and 
 shoes.
• Playing 
 attire 
 with 
 a 
 badge 
 or 
 lettering 
 on 
 the 
 front 
 or 
 side 
 must 
 be
contained 
 within 
 a 
 total 
 area 
 of 
 64 
 sq. 
 cm.
• Playing 
 attire 
 may 
 have 
 numbering 
 or 
 lettering 
 on 
 the 
 back 
 to 
 identify 
 a 
 player.
• Shirts, 
 skirts 
 and 
 shorts 
 cannot 
 be 
 white.
• The 
 ball 
 to 
 be 
 used 
 shall 
 weigh 
 2.7 
 grams 
 and 
 be 
 spherical 
 with 
 a
diameter 
 of 
 40mm 
 (1.57 
 inches). 
 The 
 ball 
 will 
 be 
 white.
• The 
 racket 
 may 
 be 
 of 
 any 
 size, 
 shape 
 or 
 weight 
 but 
 the 
 blade 
 shall 
 be 
 of 
 wood, 
 continuous 
 of 
 even 
 thickness, 
 flat 
 and 
 rigid.

3. Roller 
 Skating
Roller Skating
1. Events 
 Offered

Only 
 speed 
 events 
 will 
 be 
 offered 
 at 
 the 
 2011 
 Special 
 Olympics 
 World 
 Summer 
 Games.

Category
Events 
 Selection

  • Category 
 1 
 30m 
 straight 
 line, 
 30m 
 slalom
  • Category 
 2 
 100m 
 race, 
 300m 
 race, 
 500m 
 race, 
 1000m 
 race, 
 2x100m 
 relay, 
 2x200m 
 relay, 
 4x100m 
 relay
2. Registration 
 Instructions

• An 
 athlete 
 in 
 Category 
 2 
 may 
 enter 
 a 
 maximum 
 of 
 three 
 (3) 
 events
including 
 relays.
• Athletes 
 are 
 restricted 
 to 
 participation 
 within 
 one 
 category 
 as 
 outlined
above.

3. Sport 
 Uniform / Equipment

• Speed ​​
 skaters 
 – 
 shorts 
 and 
 short-sleeved 
 shirts 
 made 
 of 
 stretchy 
 material, 
 one 
 or 
 two-piece 
 outfits; 
 helmets 
 required 
 (per 
 International 
 Sport 
 Federation 
 regulations), 
 knee 
 and 
 wrist 
 pads 
 optional.
• There 
 should 
 be 
 no 
 midriff 
 type 
 shirts 
 worn 
 for 
 speed 
 events. 
 The 
 skin
(Stomach) 
 area 
 must 
 be 
 covered.
• Relay 
 teams 
 must 
 wear 
 identical 
 outfits.
• Athletes 
 wearing 
 eyeglasses 
 will 
 need 
 to 
 wear 
 eyeglass 
 straps 
 for 
 practice 
 and 
 competition.
• Skates 
 can 
 be 
 traditional 
 ‘quads’ 
 (2 
 sets 
 of 
 2 
 wheels 
 on 
 parallel 
 front 
 and 
 back 
 axles, 
 placed 
 under 
 each 
 foot) 
 or 
 ‘in-lines’ 
 (3, 
 4 
 or 
 5 
 wheels 
 placed 
 in 
 a 
 single 
 row 
 under 
 the 
 center 
 of 
 each 
 foot).

o Leather 
 boots 
 are 
 the 
 best 
 choice 
 for 
 competitors.
o Toe-stops 
 are 
 necessary 
 for 
 speed 
 skating 
 starts.

4. Points 
 of 
 Emphasis 
 – 
 Rules 
 Conditions

A 
 wooden 
 floor 
 will 
 be 
 used 
 as 
 the 
 official 
 competition 
 field 
 of 
 play 
 surface.

4. BEACH VOLLEY
See above information in volleyball

 

Beach volleyball, or sand volleyball Sport Special Olympic

Rules for Special Olympics VolleyballBeach volleyball, or sand volleyball, is an Olympic team sport played on sand. Like other variations of volleyball, two teams, separated by a high net, try to score points against the other by grounding a ball on the other team’s court. Competitive beach volleyball teams usually consist of two players, though recreational variations can contain up to six players.

Originating in Southern California and Hawaii, beach volleyball now receives worldwide popularity, even in countries without traditional beaches, like Switzerland.

At the international level, the most elite nations in beach volleyball competition are theUnited States, Brazil, and China, who have routinely been the most common podium winners at FIVB beach volleyball events in the 2000s. Along with Australia, these are the only countries who have been medal winners at the Summer Olympic Games.

  • The Special Olympics is a special event for many people. Not only do people with intellectual disabilities get to be a part of sports competitions in which they normally could not participate, but also their families get to see them play and be proud. Both the athletes and the families can be proud of the accomplishments. Volleyball is one of the sports during the Special Olympics.
  • Net, Ball and Court

  • Hang the net at 7 feet, 11-5/8 inches for men and co-ed volleyball teams and at 7 feet, 4-1/8 inches for all women teams. You may use a modified ball, but it should be no larger than 32 inches around and weigh no more than 8 ounces.The court for the Special Olympics should be 59 feet by 29 feet, 6 inches with a minimum of 9 feet, 10 inches on all sides. Make any adjustments necessary to the size of the court, but it should not be smaller than 50 feet by 25 feet.
  • Teams

    Have six players on the court at a time for each team. Coaches need to give a division for each member of their teams as determined by different tests during practice. The practice tests include the serve, forearm pass, spike and bump set. The coach must also mark the six best players on his roster with a star next to each name.

    Play team classification games, which must last at least five minutes or until one team earns 10 points.

    Substitutions

  • Competitions are adapted from FIVB rules for substitutions. Substitution rules allow for unlimited individual entries by a substitute player, though only 12-team substitutions are allowed per set. An unlimited number of players are allowed to substitute into a single position. A player who is in the starting lineup can re-enter the game, but only to the same position he started in. Likewise, a substitute who has left a court may re-enter but must return to the position he previously played. Coaches can assist athletes as they move in position for substitutions.

  • Libero Player

  • Choose a libero player. Each team may have a libero player, which the coach must identify on the roster and also by giving that member of the team a different color shirt to wear. The libero player can take the place of anyone in the back row during the game, but cannot take part in any attack plays, such as spikes on the front line. The libero can change from game to game, but coaches need to notify the game officials.
  • Serving

  • Adjust the serve line if necessary by moving the line closer to the net. However, the serve line cannot be any closer to the net than 14 feet, 9 inches. If the serving team returns the ball successfully they receive a point. If the non-serving team returns the volley successfully, they rotate positions clockwise and it is their turn to serve, but they do not gain a point.In modified team competitions the game officials may set up the thee or five service rule. This means that when any player makes either three or five points on his serve, the service automatically falls to the opposing team
  • General Play

    In general play, the volleyball can be hit with any part of the body. A team cannot play the ball more than three times before sending it over the net. When a ball hits the ceiling, it is considered playable unless the ball crosses the net’s plane. Balls that hit the side or back walls are out. A ball landing on a line is considered good. Any legal hit can be used to return service. The Special Olympics Summer Rules recommend using a forearm pass to return a hard-hit serve.

    This guide is designed to help you become a better Volleyball coach.

    These links lead you to detailed information on Volleyball, including illustrations and video clips. Downloadable resources are also available at right.

    Acknowledgements
    Special Olympics wishes to thank the professionals, volunteers, coaches and athletes who helped in the production of the Volleyball Coaching Guide. They have helped fulfill the mission of Special Olympics: to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people 8 years of age and older with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

    Special Olympics welcomes your ideas and comments for future revisions of this guide. We apologize if, for any reason, an acknowledgement has been inadvertently omitted.

    Contributing Authors
    Aldis Berzins, Special Olympics, Inc., 1984 Olympic gold medal-winning U.S. men’s volleyball team
    Scott Buss, Special Olympics Southern California — Volleyball Sports Manager
    John Kessel, USA Volleyball — Director, Membership Development & Disabled Programs
    Daniel Leake, Special Olympics Virginia and Special Olympics, Inc. — Volleyball Technical Delegate
    Maureen Marek, Director, National Unified Volleyball Championships
    Ryan Murphy, Special Olympics, Inc.
    Joe Sharpless, Special Olympics, Inc. — Volleyball Technical Delegate
    Denise Tallon, 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games — Volleyball Sports Commissioner

    Special Thanks To the Following
    for All of Your Support
    American Sports Centers — Anaheim, CA USA — Location of Special Olympics Volleyball Video Shoot
    Floyd Croxton, Special Olympics, Inc., Athlete
    Karch Kiraly, Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist, Professional Volleyball Player
    Dave Lenox, Special Olympics, Inc.
    Paul Whichard, Special Olympics, Inc.
    Special Olympics North America
    Special Olympics Southern California
    Jesus Cabrera
    Keith Brigman
    Beckie White
    USA Volleyball
    U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team

    A special thanks to Hugh McCutcheon for his cooperation with making members of the USA National Volleyball Team available for assistance with the demonstrations used in this Guide.

    Video Clips Starring Athletes
    from Special Olympics Southern California–Orange County

    Keith Ciminski
    Clint Fink
    Jose Gonzalez
    Chris Iriarte
    Carlos Mendez
    Lilia Mendez
    Angel Mesa
    Josh Padiernos
    Ana Karina Perez
    Ramiro Prado
    Jeffrey Vargas
    Jessica Verasteugi

    Video Clips Starring Athletes  from The U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team

    Ryan Millar

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