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New ‘Olympic Games’ Exhibition Opens in Thessaloniki

Photo source: Greek Culture Ministry

Photo source: Greek Culture Ministry

A permanent exhibition dedicated to the Olympic Games recently opened to the public at the Olympic Museum of Thessaloniki.

Housed in a new exhibition space covering 3,500 square meters, the “Olympic Games” collection includes uniforms, equipment, Olympic medals, memorabilia and publications from Olympic organizations.

According to Deputy Culture and Sports Minister Lefteris Avgenakis, the museum showcases a unique universal collection of Olympic items.

“The archives, the numerous interactive applications and 3D digital illustrations bring to life the history of the Olympic Games from antiquity until today,” Avgenakis said on social media after the inauguration ceremony.

Hellenic Olympic Committee President Spyros Kapralos, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni, Hellenic Olympic Committee Vice President Stelios Aggelousis and Deputy Culture Minister Lefteris Avgenakis. Photo source: Lefteris Avgenakis

The exhibition was inaugurated by Hellenic Olympic Committee President Spyros Kapralos, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni, Hellenic Olympic Committee Vice President Stelios Aggelousis, Deputy Interior Minister Stavros Kalafatis, state officials, representatives of local authorities and Greek Olympic and Paralympic medalists.

Photo source: Lefteris Avgenakis

Photo source: Lefteris Avgenakis

The event also included an honorary award ceremony for the members of Greece’s Olympic and Paralympic teams, the medalists of the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games, the culture minister and the museum’s supporters.

The Olympic Museum of Thessaloniki has been collecting and showcasing Greece’s Olympic and cultural legacy since 1998.

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