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Olympic Sites Open to Tourism Utilization

The Olympic Stadium complex will become a center for sport, tourism and recreation, while two museums will be built on the site of the International Broadcasting Center, according to a recent announcement from the ministry of culture.

The new uses, said the ministry, “do not negate the principal purpose of the venue, which is sport. The basic layout makes it ideal for visitors and a major source of income for its maintenance and operation.

“A special pathway called the Olympic Walkway will be created, taking the work of Santiago Calatrava as a central point of reference open to the public.”

Outdoor and indoor shops and restaurants will be permitted on the site but not department stores. The stadium will also host exhibitions within the existing buildings or in temporary structures in the surrounding area.

The broadcasting center will house the Museum of Greek Olympic Games and the World Museum of Classical Athletics. Part of the cost of constructing the museums will come from Third Community Support Framework funds. Current building regulations permit the subdivision of the buildings into smaller sections for the museums.

Shops, public areas, offices and doctors’ surgeries are also to be permitted on the broadcasting site.

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