Olympic Velodrome, Rome

Coordinates: 41°49′35.93″N 12°27′24.83″E / 41.8266472°N 12.4568972°E / 41.8266472; 12.4568972

The Olympic Velodrome (Italian: Velodromo Olimpico) was a sports venue located in Rome, Italy. Constructed for the 1960 Summer Olympics, it hosted the track cycling and field hockey events.

Velodromo Olimpico
Rome, Olympic Velodrome 1960.jpg
Velodromo Olimpico, pictured in 1960
LocationViale della Tecnica /
Viale dell'Oceano Pacifico
00144 Roma
OwnerCONI - Comune di Roma
Broke ground10 August 1957
Opened30 April 1960
Demolished24 July 2008
Construction cost£

The velodrome was constructed between 1957 and early 1960. Soon after it was built problems were found, as water was draining away the foundations on one side of the velodrome. Concrete was injected into the foundations, which solved the problem only temporarily. It was last used for competition in 1968, when it hosted the UCI Track Cycling World Championships.[1] After this it was abandoned, until it was imploded on 24 July 2008.


  1. ^ "Velodrome in Rome". christoph.wernli.org. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
Preceded by
Olympic Stadium
UCI Track Cycling World Championships

Succeeded by