Olympiada Patras (Greek: Ολυμπιάδα Πάτρα) or A.E.P. Olympias Patras (Greek: Α.Ε.Π. Ολυμπιάς Πάτρα), is a Greek multi-sport club that is located in Patras. It was founded in 1961. A.E.P. Olympias is one of the most historic athletic unions in Patras. The athletic union's team colors are orange and white. The club's current president is Nikolaos Bogonikolos.


The athletic union was founded in 1961, in a tavern that was owned by Birba, at Messolongiou and Fotila Streets. The first sporting club departments of the parent athletic association included: track and field, basketball, volleyball, and bicycling. The club's first board of directors meeting was held on December 26, 1961, and the club's first general assembly meeting took place on April 15, 1962.

Olympiada Patras BC - men's basketball
Olympiada Patras VC - men's volleyball
Olympiada Patras Women's Basketball
Olympiada Patras Women's Volleyball
Olympiada Patras Junior Volleyball
Olympiada Patras Track and Field
Olympiada Patras Bicycling
Olympiada Patras Tennis

Men's basketball

The basketball team, Olympiada Patras BC, participated in the Greek A2 League from 1977 until 1981. They competed in the Greek A1 League in the 2006-07 season and the 2007-08 season. They also participated in the FIBA EuroCup during the 2007-08 season.
Women's basketball

The women's basketball team has competed in the Greek B League since the 1989-90 season.
Men's volleyball

One of the most historic sports departments of the club is the men's volleyball club, which participated in the Greek Volleyball First Division in 1965-66, 1969-70, 2000-01, and 2001-02. From 1981-83, the men's volleyball club played in the Greek Volleyball Second Division, and in 1987, it played in the Greek Volleyball Third Division.
Women's volleyball

The women's volleyball section has made numerous appearances in the national categories and has also competed in the Greek Volleyball A2 Division.
Junior volleyball

The junior volleyball section finished in second place in the Junior Volleyball National Championships that were held in Athens in 2006.
Track and field

The biggest achievement of the track and field department was a second place finish in the Panhellenic climax, after Panellinios GS. That track team featured many athletes from Greece, and it entered into many local championships in all of their categories. The most famous athlete of the department was Nikos Angelopoulos, who achieved victory in the Balkan Track And Field Games in Sofia, in 1980, in the men's 200m with a record time of 20.71.

The club's bicycling department no longer exists today.

Olympiada's tennis club plays in its closed arena in the neighborhood of Taraboura in a 2,500 seat arena, which was constructed in 2001. Before that, it played in an open field in the neighborhood of Prosfygika. The arena is located at 24 Tisonas Street. Its postal code is 26223.
Men's basketball

1 Greek A2 League Championship: 2006
1 Greek B League Championship: 2003
4 Achaea Championships: 1965, 1967, 1968, 1998

Women's basketball

2 Achaea Championships: 1994, 1999
Men's volleyball

1 Greek Regional Championship: 1970
1 Achaea Championship: 1970

Women's volleyball

1 Greek B League Championship: 1997
1 Achaea Championship: 1970

External links

AEP Olympias - Official Website
Η Olympiada Patras στο www.localbasket.gr

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