List of Olympic venues in swimming

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Olympic Swimming Stadium in Berlin hosted the 1936 Summer Olympic swimming competitions.
National Gymnasium in Tokyo hosted the 1964 Summer Olympic swimming competitions.
Georgia Tech Aquatic (now Campus Recreation) Center hosted the swimming competitions when the 1996 Summer Olympics were in Atlanta.

For the Summer Olympics there are 31 venues that have been or will be used for swimming. The first venue took place in The Bay of Zea for the 1896 Games.[1] Four years later, the events took place on the River Seine.[2] They were part of events that were on the same venue as the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition.[3] By the 1908 Games, the first venue for swimming that was not in a lake or a river took place.[4] It was not until 1920 Games that a separate venue was created for the aquatic events.[5] The first venue where indoor swimming took place was after World War II at London in 1948.[6]

Games Venue Other sports hosted at venue for those games Capacity Ref.
1896 Athens Bay of Zea None Not listed. [1]
1900 Paris Seine Rowing, Water polo Not listed. [2]
1904 St. Louis Forest Park Diving, Water Polo Not listed. [3]
1908 London White City Stadium Archery, Athletics, Cycling (track), Diving, Field hockey, Football, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Rugby union, Tug of war, Water polo (final), Wrestling 97,000. [4]
1912 Stockholm Djurgårdsbrunnsviken Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Rowing, Water polo Not listed. [7]
1920 Antwerp Stade Nautique d'Antwerp Diving, Water polo Not listed. [5][8][9]
1924 Paris Piscine des Tourelles Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Water polo 8,023 [10]
1928 Amsterdam Olympic Sports Park Swim Stadium Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Water polo 4,440 [11]
1932 Los Angeles Swimming Stadium Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Water polo 10000 [12]
1936 Berlin Olympic Swimming Stadium Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Water polo 20,000. [13]
1948 London Empire Pool Boxing, Diving, Water polo (final) 12,500 [6]
1952 Helsinki Swimming Stadium Diving, Water polo 12,500 [14]
1956 Melbourne Swimming/Diving Stadium Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Water polo 6,000 [15]
1960 Rome Stadio Olimpico del Nuoto Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Water polo (final) 20,000 [16][17]
1964 Tokyo National Gymnasium Basketball (final), Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming) 4,000 (basketball)
11,300 (diving, swimming)
[18][19]
1968 Mexico City Francisco Márquez Olympic Pool Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Water polo (final) 15,000 [20]
1972 Munich Schwimmhalle Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Water polo (final) 9,182 [21]
1976 Montreal Olympic Pool Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Water polo (final) 10,000 [22]
1980 Moscow Swimming Pool - Olimpisky Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Water polo (final) 13,000 [23]
1984 Los Angeles Olympic Swim Stadium Diving, Synchronized swimming 16,500 [24]
1988 Seoul Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Synchronized swimming, Water polo 8,000 [25]
1992 Barcelona Piscines Bernat Picornell Modern pentathlon (swimming), Synchronized swimming, Water polo (final) 10,000 [26]
1996 Atlanta Georgia Tech Aquatic Center Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Synchronized swimming, Water polo 15,000 [27][28]
2000 Sydney Sydney International Aquatic Centre Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Synchronized swimming, Water polo (men's final) 10,000 [29]
2004 Athens Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre Diving, Synchronized swimming, Water polo 23,000 (total of three pools) [30]
2008 Beijing Beijing National Aquatic Center Diving, Synchronized swimming 17,000 [31]
Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park (marathon) Canoeing, Rowing 37,000 [32]
2012 London Aquatics Centre Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Synchronized swimming 17,500 [33]
Hyde Park (marathon) Triathlon 3,000. [34]
2016 Rio de Janeiro Fort Copacabana (marathon) Triathlon, Diving 5,000 [35]
Olympic Aquatics Stadium Synchronized swimming 18,000 [36]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wallechinsky, David and Jaime Loucky (2008). "Swimming (Men): 100-Meter Freestyle". In The Complete Book of the Olympics: 2008 Edition. London: Aurum Press Limited. pp. 897-8.
  2. ^ a b 1900 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 17-18. Accessed 14 November 2010. (French)
  3. ^ a b Spalding's report of the 1904 Summer Olympics. pp. 229, 231. Accessed 4 October 2010.
  4. ^ a b 1908 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 32-5, 40. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  5. ^ a b Sports-reference.com profile of Swimming at the 1920 Summer Olympics.
  6. ^ a b 1948 Summer Olympic official report. pp. 43, 49. Accessed 19 October 2010.
  7. ^ 1912 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 211-7, 221-2. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  8. ^ Sports-reference.com profile of Diving at the 1920 Summer Olympics.
  9. ^ Sports-reference.com profile of Men's water polo at the 1920 Summer Olympics.
  10. ^ 1924 Olympic official report. pp. 438-40, 443-4, 499 (French).
  11. ^ 1928 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 193, 205-9, 277.
  12. ^ 1932 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 68, 79, 83.
  13. ^ 1936 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. pp. 150-3, 498. Accessed 17 October 2010.
  14. ^ 1952 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 47–9. Accessed 21 October 2010.
  15. ^ 1956 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 41-2. Accessed 25 October 2010.
  16. ^ 1960 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. pp. 62-4. Accessed 28 October 2010.
  17. ^ 1960 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 2. p. 661. Accessed 28 October 2010.
  18. ^ 1964 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. p. 115. Accessed 31 October 2010.
  19. ^ 1964 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. pp. 121-4. Accessed 31 October 2010.
  20. ^ 1968 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 1. p. 72. Accessed 4 November 2010. (English) & (French)
  21. ^ 1972 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 2. pp. 184-7. Accessed 8 November 2010.
  22. ^ 1976 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 66-75. Accessed 14 November 2010.
  23. ^ 1980 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 1. pp. 72-5. Accessed 18 November 2010.
  24. ^ 1984 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. pp. 90-2. Accessed 24 November 2010.
  25. ^ 1988 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. p. 164. Accessed 1 December 2010.
  26. ^ 1992 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 181-4. Accessed 6 December 2010.
  27. ^ 1996 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. p. 540. Accessed 9 December 2010.
  28. ^ 1996 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 3. pp. 448, 460. Accessed 9 December 2010.
  29. ^ 2000 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. p. 386. Accessed 16 December 2010.
  30. ^ 2004 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 201, 207, 227, 231. Accessed 22 December 2010.
  31. ^ "National Aquatics Center". Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 
  32. ^ "Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park". Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 
  33. ^ London2012.com profile of the Aquatics Centre. Accessed 30 December 2010.
  34. ^ London2012.com profile of Hyde Park. Accessed 30 December 2010.
  35. ^ "Fort Copacabana", Rio de Janeiro 2016 Candidate File (PDF) 2, (BOC), February 16, 2009, pp. 78–79, retrieved December 2, 2009. 
  36. ^ "Olympic Aquatics Stadium", Rio de Janeiro 2016 Candidate File (PDF) 2, (BOC), February 16, 2009, pp. 56–57, retrieved December 2, 2009.