Olympic Sports Centre, Riga

The Olympic Sports Centre (Latvian: Olimpiskais sporta centrs), from 2016 until 2020: Elektrum Olympic Centre, Elektrum Olimpiskais centrs, from 2021 until now Rimi Olympic Centre, Rimi Olimpiskais centrs) is an indoor multi-functional sports facility in Rīga, Latvia, which was opened in 2005 at the former location of the Riga hippodrome by the Latvian Olympic Committee as part of a nationwide network of Olympic centres designed to improve the training and competition facilities of Latvian athletes.

Rimi Olimpiskais centrs
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Rimi Olimpiskais centrs in June 2018
Full nameRimi Olimpiskais centrs
LocationGrostonas 6b, Riga, Latvia
Coordinates56°58′04″N 24°07′27″E / 56.9679°N 24.1243°E / 56.9679; 24.1243Coordinates: 56°58′04″N 24°07′27″E / 56.9679°N 24.1243°E / 56.9679; 24.1243
OwnerLatvian Olympic Committee
OperatorSIA Olimpiskais sporta centrs
Capacity830 (multifunctional hall)
300 (football)
10,300 (ice hockey)
Field size23 924,63 m2
Opened3 June 2005
Tenants
BK VEF Rīga (LBL, VTB League)
BK Latvijas Universitāte (LBL)
TTT Rīga (LSBL, EuroLeague Women)

FacilitiesEdit

The Olympic Sports Centre covers the area of approximately 24,000 square meters and can be used by more than 4,000 visitors per day.[clarification needed] The centre offers a multifunctional sports hall, an artificial turf football hall, facilities for basketball, volleyball, beach volleyball, athletics, swimming, gymnastics and aerobic training, as well as office spaces and a café. The headquarters of the Latvian Olympic Committee and Latvian Football Federation are located at the centre. In 2009, the centre was awarded the “European Healthy Stadia” status.

EventsEdit

The arena has hosted a variety of sporting competitions, as well as concerts, seminars and exhibitions, such as the 2006 NATO Riga Summit. It was the second arena of the 2016 Men's World Floorball Championships, the first being Arēna Rīga. It was the second arena of the 2021 Men's ice hockey World Championships, which is hosted only by Latvia. EuroBasket Women 2021 was held in Basketball hall.

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External linksEdit

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