Club Atlético Olimpia

Club Atlético Olimpia or simply Olimpia is a sports club (founded on September 17, 1918), from the Columbus neighborhood in the north of the Uruguayan capital city of Montevideo. Club's main sport is basketball, but also it participates in tournaments of gym, judo, swimming, water polo and bocce. They are commonly known as "red wings" referring to the logo, "the dome" for the dome covering the basketball court, or the White Machine. Olimpia have won 8 times the federal Tournament (1923, 1928, 1929, 1946, 1965, 1970, 1971, 1972). It is home to one of the groups of the South American league.

Club Atlético Olimpia
NicknameAlas Rojas
La Máquina Blanca
LeaguesLiga Uruguaya de Basketball
ArenaEstadio La Cupula
(capacity: 1,200)
LocationMontevideo, Uruguay
Team colorsWhite and Red
PresidentFernando Stagnari
Head coachGerardo Jauri
Championships(8) Liga Uruguaya de Basketball


After Defensor, with 20 championships and Welcome with 9, Olimpia shares third place with Cord with 8 Uruguayan obtained championships. It was the first basketball club to win the title of South American Club Champions in 1946, an inter South American championship organized in Buenos Aires, Argentina. With Defensor also, it is the Uruguayan basketball club with the most South American club tournament obtained (2).

In principle, Club Atlético Olimpia resided in La Aduana, and then to move the Plaza de Deportes No. 1, moved with her to La Aguada, until the year 1932, the football section of the club (Olimpia Football Club) merged with Club Atlético Capurro to form the Club Atlético River Plate. Then the club was in crisis, and the following year the mundanza decided to move at Columbus neighborhood. Since then, his rivals is Sayago, in a rivalry known as "El Clásico del Norte" by the location of both teams. Part of the crowd of Olimpia, especially a group of young people who are considered "bar-brava" themselves "Los Pibes de Colón" (LDPC) and call the team the North Capo.


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