Eshera Sports Complex

Location: Eshera, Abkhazia

Completed: Late 1970s/early 1980

Architect: Not known

Alternative name: Central Olympic Base of the USSR/Escher Sport Complex

Genre: Brutalist, Soviet architecture, former USSR

At its height, the Central Olympic Base of the USSR, as it was officially known, was one of the most important multi-sports training centres in the entire Soviet Union. There were many facilities on the base including four football pitches, a gymnasium, basketball courts, running tracks, a 50-metre Olympic-size swimming pool and living quarters for the athletes (pictured). A high percentage of the athletes who took part in the famously-boycotted 1980 Summer Olympics, which were held in Moscow, trained at the Central Olympic Base of the USSR. The complex became abandoned after the Abkhazia-Georgia conflict which took place between August 1992 and September 1993. More information and photographs of Eshera Sports Complex.

Eshera Sports Complex (Central Olympic Base of the USSR) in Eshera, Abkhazia | Brutalist | Soviet architecture | former USSR

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