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SPORTS COMPLEX "OLYMPIC"

Sports Complex "Olympic" Ė is a unique multifunctional sports and entertainment facility of Russia, which is rightly considered the tourist attraction of Moscow.

It was built for the XXII Olympic Games, which took place in Moscow in 1980, and exactly on the 19 of July - the opening day of the Olympic Games in the capital - became the official birthday of the Complex.

"Olympic" is composed of two main buildings - the stadium and the swimming pool. Since the construction until this day "Olympic" is the largest covered sports facility in Europe, and at the moment of itís opening it was no equal in the world.

"Olympic" Ė is the only sports and entertainment complex of such magnitude, located in close proximity to the historical center of Moscow (near the "Prospekt Mira" metro station).

The central arena of Sports Complex "Olympic" can accommodate more than 30 000 spectators. It has the dimensions of a standard football field. Its distinctive feature is the possibility to divide the arena into two autonomous parts, in which events can be hold simultaneously. On the central arena of Sports Complex "Olympic" are held concerts of the most popular artists of the world and Russia, festivals, sports tournaments (including winter sports), concerts and circus performances, exhibitions, corporate events, conferences and events in the concert hall "North" format with a restaurant area.

The Pool of Sports Complex "Olympic" meets all standards for the international competitions. It includes training bath length of 50 m, demonstration bath length of 50 m and hopping bath length of 25 m and depth of 6 m. In the SC "Olympic" pool are held competitions, and theatrical performances.

SC "Olympic" has two press centers (at the stadium and in the pool), a conference hall, sports halls of various kinds, an ice rink, which has a reputation of one of the best in Moscow, a billiardís center. In summer, a natural solarium works, in winter - free outdoor skating rink works.

For the convenience of visitors itís the opportunity to park a car in the immediate vicinity of the Complex.

The largest book fair in Russia is on the territory of the Sports Complex, lots of cafes and restaurants, shops, beauty salons, etc.

A lot of sports competitions of all levels took place in the Sports Complex "Olympic". Including 2011, it hosted the World Cup of Modern Pentathlon. This tournament was rated by athletes, coaches and managers of the International Union of Modern Pentathlon (IUMP) with the highest scores, and it is considered as one of the best tournaments in the history of the Modern Pentathlon.

Official site http://www.olimpik.ru