Mitsotakis Visits OAKA, Announces Major Upgrades for Sports Facility


Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the Olympic Training Centre at the Athens Olympic Sports Centre (OAKA) to review ongoing upgrades as part of a broader intervention project costing over 62 million euros.

During his visit, Mitsotakis, accompanied by Alternate Sports Minister Yiannis Vroutsis, toured the premises and received a briefing from OAKA General Manager Konstantinos Halioris about the current and planned projects. He also spoke with athletes and coaches preparing for the Paris Olympics and Paralympic Games.

"I am particularly happy with the overall effort being made to upgrade all sports infrastructure, 20 years after the 2004 Olympics. It is very encouraging to see our champions express satisfaction with the improvement in training conditions. More actions are underway," Mitsotakis stated.

He emphasised the importance of enhancing both championship and mass sports facilities at OAKA. "We always listen to the suggestions of our champions regarding the specifications of the facilities and how they should be. But we must not forget that OAKA is basically a mass sports facility. We want even more people. You were telling me 18,000 to 20,000 a day. When, hopefully, we are able to repair the open fields and shape the whole area, I believe that the number will rise even higher," he noted.

Mitsotakis highlighted the goal of revitalising OAKA as a central hub for both championship and amateur sports, rekindling the original vision that was lost during the crisis years. "We will put into practice the original vision, which unfortunately got lost somewhere during the crisis years: for OAKA to really be the point of reference and the meeting place of championship and amateur sports," he concluded.

(Source: Amna)

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