“Karaiskakis” – Olympic Stadium
Athens 2004 Olympic Games Pin
Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium is a football stadium in the Neo Faliro area of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece. It is the home ground of the Greek club Olympiacos F.C. and is named after Georgios Karaiskakis, hero of the Greek War of Independence, who was mortally wounded near the area.
It was used during the 1896 Summer Olympics as the Neo Phaliron Velodrome, where Frenchman Paul Masson took the three track cycling gold medals.
It was renovated during the 1960s and was completely rebuilt in 2004 into a 32,115 capacity, all seater stadium, ready for the football competition of the 2004 Summer Olympics.
This series includes 5 pins/stadiums:
- Kaftanzoglio Stadium (Thessaloniki)
- Karaiskakis Stadium (Piraeus)
- Pankritio Stadium (Heraklion)
- Pampeloponisiako Stadium (Volos)
- Panthessaliko Stadium (Patras)
The pin depicts the Phevos mascot playing football in “Karaiskakis Olympic Stadium”
Product: Olympic Mascot Pin
Pin code: #04-077-002
Official Licensed Product
Licensed Manufacturer: Efsimon Collection
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Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in Athens – 13 to 29 August 2004
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