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

 

Bocce Sport Info Special Olympics

Bocce (sometimes anglicized as bocci or boccie) is a ball sport belonging to theboules sport family, closely related to bowls and pétanque with a common ancestry from ancient games played in the Roman Empire. Developed into its present form in Italy (where it is called Bocce, the plural of the Italian word boccia which means “ball”), it is played aroundEurope and also in overseas areas that have received Italian migrants, including Australia,North America and South America (where it is known as bochasbolas criollas in Venezuela, bocha (the sport) in Brazil), initially amongst the migrants themselves but slowly becoming more popular with their descendants and the wider community. The sport is also very popular in Slovenia (known as balinanje). In Southern France the sport is also popular and known as Boule Lyonnaise.

Rules and play

Bocce is traditionally played on natural soil and asphalt courts 27 meters in length and 2.5 to 4 meters wide Bocce balls can be made of metal or various kinds of plastic. Unlike lawn bowls, bocce balls are spherical and have no inbuilt bias.

 

A game can be conducted between two players, or two teams of two, three, or four. A match is started by a randomly chosen side being given the opportunity to throw a smaller ball, thejack (called a boccino, or a pallino in some areas), from one end of the court into a zone 5 meters in length, ending 2.5 meters from the far end of the court. If they miss twice, the other team is awarded the opportunity to place the jack anywhere they choose within the prescribed zone.

The side that first attempted to place the jack is given the opportunity to bowl first. Once the first bowl has taken place, the other side has the opportunity to bowl. From then on, the side which does nothave the ball closest to the jack has a chance to bowl, up until one side or the other has used their four balls. At that point, the other side bowls its remaining balls. The team with the closest ball to the jack is the only team that can score points in any frame. The scoring team receives one point for each of their balls that is closer to the jack than the closest ball of the other team. The length of a game varies by region, but is typically from 7 to 13 points.

Players are permitted to throw the ball in the air using an underarm action. This is generally used to knock either the jack or another ball away to attain a more favorable position. Tactics can get quite complex when players have sufficient control over the ball to throw or roll it accurately.

Info : http://www.fiboules.org/

Teaching Bocce Rules

The best time to teach the rules of bocce is during practice. For example, athletes should know what each of the lines on the court means. Please refer to Official Special Olympics Sports Rules Book for the complete listing of bocce rules. As a coach, teaching the basic rules of bocce is critical to the success of the athletes. For example, athletes should know what each of the lines on the court means, etc. Your athlete:
  • Shows an understanding of the game.
  • Understands that game consists of playing to a certain number of points.
  • Knows what each of the lines on the court means.
  • Knows to watch for direction from Flag and Court Official as to turn to play.
  • Knows that points scored as a result of a possible foul may not be counted as points scored.
  • Knows to roll four balls in a singles competition.
  • Knows to roll two balls in a doubles competition.
  • Knows to roll only one ball in a fours competition.
  • Adheres to the rules of the bocce court and training area.
  • Follows official Special Olympics bocce rules.

Basic Rules for a Bocce Competition

  1. Divisioning scores will be used to determine divisions for establishing sections.
  2. The format for the competition can vary from a single elimination, double elimination or a round robin.
  3. “Full tournament sized” balls, usually green and red, are used for the tournament.
  4. Flags/bats/paddles of the same color as the balls are used.
  5. In singles, players will play four balls each and the winning score will be first to 12 points.
  6. In pairs/doubles, players will play two balls each and the winning score will be first to 12 points.
  7. In fours/teams players will play one ball each and the winning score will be first to 16 points.
  8. Athletes will follow the direction of the court officials at all times.
  9. Ten-foot foul line, thirty-foot halfway lines are to be used during a competition.
  10. All foul line violations are to be called as violations and penalties imposed.
  11. All incorrect numbers of balls played or incorrect order of play are called as violations and penalties imposed.
  12. Once all bocce balls have been rolled from both teams points will be awarded based on number of balls closer to the pallina than the opposing teams. (Only one team can be awarded points per end played.)
  13. Games will be completed at the completion of the end in which a team scores the appropriate total number of points.
If for any reason coaches are unsure on any of the above rules, please contact the Tournament Director for bocce before the tournament starts.
Key Words
  • No food or drink in the court area.
  • Remember to follow direction of the court officials.
  • Do not cross the foul line.
  • Do not deliver more than the allotted number of balls.
Coaching Tips
Rules of the bocce court area are the rules you make for your program. These would include such things as:
  • Athletes will remain outside the court area ready to play as soon as indicated by the court official.
  • No food or drink, except water, when training and playing.
  • Individuals should be designated to assist the lower ability players into and out of the court.

Unified Sports® Rules

There are few differences in the rules for Unified Sports® competition and the rules as stipulated in the Official Special Olympics Sports Rules Book and modifications outlined in the rules book. The additions are highlighted below:
Unified Sports Team
  1. Each Unified Sports doubles team shall consist of one athlete and one partner.
  2. Each Unified Sports team event shall consist of two athletes and two partners.
  3. Each game shall commence with a coin toss. Either member of the team that wins the toss starts the game by throwing the pallina and the first ball. The second ball is thrown by either member of the opposing team.

Protest Procedures

Protest procedures are governed by the rules of competition. The role of the competition management team is to enforce the rules. As coach, your duty to your athletes and team is to protest any action or event while your athlete is competing that you think violated the official Special Olympics bocce rules. It is extremely important that you do not make protests because you and your athlete did not get your desired outcome of an event. Making a protest is a serious matter that impacts a competition’s schedule. Check with the competition management team prior to competition to learn the protest procedures for that competition.

This guide is designed to help you become a better Bocce coach

These links lead you to detailed information on Bocce, 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 Bocce 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 eight 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
Marie Bedard, Special Olympics Florida
Art Bjork, Special Olympics Florida
Richard Calvanese, Special Olympics Massachusetts
Mary Greig, Special Olympics Australia
Dave Lenox, Special Olympics, Inc.
Roger Lord, Special Olympics Connecticut
Maureen Murphy, Special Olympics Connecticut
Ryan Murphy, Special Olympics, Inc.
Mike Ryan, Special Olympics New Zealand
Roy Savage, Special Olympics Ireland

Special Thanks To the Following
for Your Support

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