Do you know how many swimming pools an Olympic host city needs to have? In this post an overview of all the pools that were used during the Rio 2016 Olympics.
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The Aquatics Centre is the only venue that will need to be constructed if Paris’s application for the 2024 Olympics is succesful.
- Design: Populous
- Capacity: 15,000 seats (2,500 after the Games)
- Pools: Two 50m swimming pools and two diving pools
- Olympic sports: Swimming, Synchronised Swimming, Diving
Grand Paris Zone
Venue Berlin Olympic Swim Stadium
Olympics Berlin 1936
Capacity 20.000 seats
Olympic Sports Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Swimming, Water polo
More information Wikipedia
The Budapest Aquatics Centre is the proposed venue for the Swimming, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Diving competitions in Budapest’s 2024 Olympic bid. It will also be used for next years FINA World Championships. [Photos by Balázs Fürjes, Chairman Budapest2024]
Thanks to @christiankoedam for the news
Extreme Enigineering / London’s Olympic Aquatic Stadium
Season 9 / 2011 / Episode 4
Aired on Discovery Channel and Science Channel
THE venue for the swimming competition at the 2012 Olympics, the London Aquatics Centre, is a marvel of construction. From its revolutionary wave-style roof to the 10-foot deep pool, the British have created a facility that has raised the bar for future Olympic venues.
In this special five-part series, we will look back at the 22 venues created for swimming at the Olympics, the history behind their creation and what happened to the venues after the last splash.
Source: Swimming World Magazine
London 2012 venues are used for the first Invictus Games.