Panathenaic Stadium Shines Bright With New Lighting Design

  • by XpatAthens
  • Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Panathenaic Stadium Shines Bright With New Lighting Design
An iconic landmark of Athens, the Panathenaic Stadium, also known as Kallimarmaro, is one of the most important stadiums in the world, brimming with historic value. 

It is the last venue in Greece from where the Olympic flame handover ceremony to the host nation takes place. It is a timeless, global symbol of athleticism and Olympism, part and parcel of Athens' history and culture. 

Just a few months before the official launch of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Athens' vision for a world full of light, peace, and democracy shines bright across the globe. 

The Hellenic Olympic Committee launched the new lighting system of the Panathenaic Stadium in order to showcase its uniquely rich history which is inextricably linked to the city of Athens and the modern Olympic Games. A project that gives a breath of fresh air to Athens' urban landscape and adds a sense of splendor to this emblematic landmark.

The new system was inaugurated in a small symbolic ceremony attended by President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, Athens' Mayor Kostas Bakogiannis, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, and some other members of the Greek Government.

During the ceremony, Mr. Costas Bakogiannis awarded Mr. Thomas Bach the Medal of the City of Athens, an award made in recognition of Thomas Bach's continued contribution to the promotion of sports and the fundamental values, principles, and ideals of the Olympic spirit.

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