Monday , 10 May 2021


IOC President visits the newly created Athens Olympic Museum

The Athens Olympic Museum, which will open its doors to the public once the ban on closed cultural spaces is lifted, was visited by Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as part of his two-day visit to the country. The President of the IOC welcomed to the new Museum, created by Lamda Development, Mr. Odysseus Athanasiou – Ceo, together with Mrs Melina Paizi – Chief Development Officer, Iro Hatzigeorgiou – Development Manager and Maria Papaioannou – Director of the Athens Olympic Museum.

On his first visit to Athens since his re-election to the IOC presidency until 2025, Mr. Thomas Bach visited the new Museum, which is housed within the Golden Hall shopping centre and is under the auspices of the Hellenic Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee and is a member of the International Network of Olympic Museums. Mr. Thomas Bach arrived at the venue, accompanied by Mr. Spyros Kapralos, President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee and member of the IOC along with important representatives of the Greek and International Olympic Family. Present at the visit were Mr Panos Tzivanidis – IOC Events Director, Marc Adams – IOC Communications Director, Giannis Exarchos – CEO of olympic channel, Marianna Drakopoulou – IOC Manager for Protocol & IOC Members, Marina Baramia-IOC Chief of Protocol & PA to the IOC President, Mr. Manolis Kolympadis- G.G. EEE and Mrs. Tenia Mavropoulou - Director of EEE. After the greetings, a guided tour followed in all areas of the Museum, which now houses an important part of Greece's Olympic heritage. The Athens Olympic Museum was created to highlight Athens as the Olympic capital, suggesting the value of the Olympic events it hosted.

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