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Panathenaic Stadium showcased with new lighting design

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A new lighting system was unveiled at the Panathenaic Stadium, also known as the Kallimarmaro, in a ceremony on Monday evening.

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The low-key event, adjusted to the pandemic era, was attended by President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni and Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis.

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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.

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Officials said the new lighting will reduce light pollution by over 70% and slash by half the stadium’s energy requirements.