Kallimarmaro: reducing the light pollution by more than 70%
A new lighting system was unveiled at the Panathenaic Stadium, also known as the Kallimarmaro, in a ceremony on Monday evening.
The humble and low-key event was attended by Mayor of Athens Kostas Bakoyannis, President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach, Minister of Culture and Sport Lina Mendoni and IOC member Spyros Capralos, amongst others.
The new lighting system, comprising over 3,600 LED bulbs, will highlight the marble used to construct the stadium, home of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.
Officials said the new lighting will reduce light pollution by over 70% and slash by half the stadium’s energy requirements.