Maroussi Athens B.C.
: K.A.E. Μαρούσι Αθήνα
) , is a Greek
club that is based in Maroussi
, a northern suburb of Athens
. The club's full name is Gymnastikos Syllogos Amarousiou. The club competes in the Greek League
. Its long-time owner was Armodios Vovos
of the BVIC
construction firm. The club's name sponsor is Turkish Airlines
Maroussi Basketball Club (BC)
is the basketball department
of one of the oldest sports clubs in Greece (third oldest, founded in 1896) with a strong tradition of excellence in what is described as the country's favorite sport.
The basketball club, founded in 1950, is also known as the Gymnastikos Syllogos Amarousiou K.A.E.
(abbreviated as G.S. Amarousiou K.A.E.) and is located in Maroussi
, a northern suburb of Athens. The emblem of Maroussi BC is identical with the crest of the former Anavryta School
, a highly regarded lyceum
, traditionally the school of the Greek royal family, that used to have strong connections with the club. The basketball team (Maroussi BC) has since its creation been the preeminent department of the club. It is one of the original members of the Greek Basketball Championship and had excellent results, both domestically, and representing Greece in Europe during the 1960s and 1970s.
The dark period for the club started in the 1980s and continued through the 1990s. During those years the club lost its standing in the Greek......