Olimpia Milano, also known as AX Armani Exchange Milan, is a professional basketball team based in Milan, Italy. The team was founded in 1936 and currently plays in the Lega Basket Serie A (LBA), the top tier of Italian basketball.
Olimpia Milano has a storied history, having won numerous domestic and international titles over the years. The team has won the Italian League championship a record 36 times, the Italian Cup 16 times, and the EuroLeague 8 times. They are considered one of the most successful teams in European basketball history.
The team has featured many notable players over the years, including Dino Meneghin, who is widely considered one of the greatest Italian basketball players of all time, and Mike D’Antoni, who later went on to coach in the NBA. In recent years, the team has featured stars such as Kyle Hines, Sergio Rodriguez, and Shavon Shields.
The team plays its home games at the Mediolanum Forum, which has a capacity of 12,700. The arena is located in the Assago suburb of Milan and is considered one of the best arenas in Europe.
Olimpia Milano has a strong fan base, with many dedicated supporters who attend home games and follow the team on the road. The team has a rivalry with several other teams in the league, including Virtus Bologna, Fortitudo Bologna, and Sicc Joma Cantu.
Off the court, the team is known for its commitment to community and social responsibility. The team has a number of initiatives aimed at promoting education, health, and inclusion, and has a close relationship with the city of Milan and its residents.
In recent years, Olimpia Milano has been one of the most successful teams in European basketball. In the 2019-20 season, the team reached the final of the EuroLeague, losing to CSKA Moscow. The team is a perennial contender in the LBA and is always a force to be reckoned with in European competitions.