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Athletic Facilities in Nicosia

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Sports center for all year round

Cyprus provides an ideal location for sports activities year-round, thanks to its optimal weather conditions and modern infrastructure system. Specifically, Nicosia offers a wide range of contemporary, fully equipped sports facilities that cater to both professional and amateur athletes. Its facilities have hosted numerous international sports events, attracting teams from various sports disciplines for training purposes.

The Tassos Papadopoulos – Eleftheria Indoor Hall

The Tassos Papadopoulos – Eleftheria Indoor Hall, a modern sports hall that is used for basketball matches, gymnastics, karate, taekwondo, volleyball, squash, judo and ping pong games.

The Nicosia Multipurpose Indoor Hall

The Nicosia Multipurpose Indoor Hall, which was designed and constructed in accordance with strict international sporting guidelines it includes a hall for rhythmic and display gymnastics and a multipurpose sports hall with room for all team sports.

Athletic Facilities in Nicosia: The GSP Stadium

The GSP Stadium comprises two main sporting units: a football stadium and a track and field area. Moreover, UEFA graded the football field, inaugurated in 1999, as a Category 3 facility, the highest possible score in its category. Additionally, it offers a modern, fully equipped weights room and medical center, locker rooms for teams and athletes, training fields, and air-conditioning in all common areas, among many other facilities catering to athletes who require a fully comprehensive training facility.

Transitioning to the track and field stadium, it stands as the only one of its kind in Cyprus, built specifically for classical sports. Furthermore, equipped for track events, the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) classified it as suitable (Class 1) for international track events. Additionally, the stadium refurbished the synthetic track (‘tartan’) in May 2007. Moreover, the stadium often hosts international track and field events and served as a training center for several athletic teams ahead of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

The Nicosia Public Swimming Pool

The Nicosia Public Swimming Pool, which meets Olympic size standards (21x50m) with eight lanes, also features a separate heated diving pool (21x23m) with concrete diving platforms ranging from 1 to 10 meters.

Furthermore, the pool has served as a training venue for the Greece and Cyprus teams and has hosted international events such as the Balkan Games.

Athletic Facilities in Nicosia: The Olympic Shooting Range

The Nicosia Shooting Organization owns and operates the Olympic Shooting Range, constructed in 1989 in the Apalos area of Latsia. It is widely regarded as one of the best shooting ranges in Europe, meeting the strictest guidelines. Consequently, the Range has hosted several international and European events. Notably, it hosted Shooting World Cup events in 1994, 1997, 1999, and 2001, including the 2000 Final.

Moreover, it has been the venue for European Championship events in 1998, 2004, and 2008, as well as World Championships in 1995, 2003, and 2007. The range features four Olympic-quality skeet and four trap fields, along with eight fields dedicated to the popular ‘Sporting’ event. Additionally, it accommodates 10m air-rifle target facilities with 18 spaces.

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