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Nikaia Weightlifting Hall
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Nikaia Weightlifting Hall
Events: Weightlifting
Athletes: 260
Spectators: 5,100
Schedule: 14-16 , 18-21, 23-25 Aug (Weightlifting)
Paralympic events:
Powerlifting (20-22, 24-27 Sept)
The leading weightlifting venue in the world was opened on 9 December 2003 for a Grand Prix event.

Aside from the main hall, which has 5,000 seats, the complex includes warm-up and training halls, medical facilities, a press centre and a restaurant.

There is also a connecting building with guest rooms for 59 athletes.

The district of Nikaia is a densely built area near the port of Piraeus, six kilometres to the west of the Athens city centre.

During the Paralympics, the venue will host the men's and women's powerlifting events.





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