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US ambassador tours Panathinaiko Stadium

Δημοσίευση 30 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 10:15 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
US ambassador tours  Panathinaiko Stadium
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US ambassador to Greece Daniel Bennett Smith, accompanied by his wife and two children, on Wednesday visited Athens’ Panathinaiko (Panathenian) Stadium in downtown Athens.

US ambassador to Greece Daniel Bennett Smith, accompanied by his wife and two children, on Wednesday visited Athens’ Panathinaiko (Panathenian) Stadium in downtown Athens.

The US envoy, who was welcomed by Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) President Spyros Kapralos, signed a book of visitors, referring to the monument's significance.

The venue hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 and hosted the archery competition for the 2004 Athens Games, while it was also the finishing line for the men's and women's marathon in 2004.

The stadium is also known as the Kallimarmaro (Greek for “beautifully marbled”) and is the only major stadium in the world built entirely of white marble.