Welcome To The Velodrome

Widely thought to be one of the fastest tracks in the world, The Olympic Velodrome in Athens was constructed in 1991 for the Mediterranean Games. Originally an open-air facility, the distinctive twin roof was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and added as part of an extensive refurbishment for the 2004 Olympics. Despite most of the Olympic complex being in a state of disrepair, the velodrome’s 250m long afzelia wood track remains in daily use by the Hellenic Cycling Federation.

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