List of Olympic venues in water polo

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The Seine in Paris hosted the first water polo competitions at the 1900 Summer Olympics.
The Swimming Stadium hosted the water polo events for the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.
Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre hosted the water polo events for the 2004 Summer Olympics.

For the Summer Olympics, there are 34 venues that have been or will be used for water polo. Debutting in 1900, the first venues took place similar to that of the swimming events.[1] By the 1908 Games, the first water polo venue not located on a river or a lake took place.[2] It was not until the 1920 Games that a separate venue was created for the aquatic venues.[3] 1948 was the first Olympics in water polo took place both indoor and in more than one venue.[4][5] The first separate water polo venue that was not connected to other aquatic venues was at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.[6][7]

Games Venue Other sports hosted at venue for those games Capacity Ref.
1900 Paris Seine Rowing, Swimming Not listed. [1]
1904 St. Louis Forest Park Diving, Swimming Not listed. [8]
1908 London White City Stadium Archery, Athletics, Cycling (track), Diving, Field hockey, Football, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Rugby union, Swimming, Tug of war, Wrestling 97,000. [2]
1912 Stockholm Djurgårdsbrunnsviken Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Rowing, Swimming Not listed. [9]
1920 Antwerp Stade Nautique d'Antwerp Diving, Swimming Not listed. [10][11][3]
1924 Paris Piscine des Tourelles Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Swimming 8,023 [12]
1928 Amsterdam Olympic Sports Park Swim Stadium Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Swimming 4,440 [13]
1932 Los Angeles Swimming Stadium Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Swimming 10000 [14]
1936 Berlin Olympic Swimming Stadium Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Swimming 20,000. [15]
1948 London Empire Pool (final) Boxing, Diving, Swimming 12,500 [4]
Finchley Lido None Not listed. [5]
1952 Helsinki Swimming Stadium Diving, Swimming 12,500 [16]
1956 Melbourne Swimming/Diving Stadium Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Swimming 6,000 [17]
1960 Rome Piscina delle Rose None 1,850 [18]
Stadio Olimpico del Nuoto (final) Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Swimming 20,000 [19][20]
1964 Tokyo Tokyo Metropolitan Indoor Swimming Pool None 3,000 [6][7]
1968 Mexico City Francisco Márquez Olympic Pool (final) Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Swimming 15,000 [21]
University City Swimming Pool None 4,993 [22]
1972 Munich Dantebad None 3,200 [23]
Schwimmhalle (final) Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Swimming 9,182 [24]
1976 Montreal Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard Handball 2,755 (Water polo)
4,721 (Handball)
[25]
Olympic Pool (final) Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Swimming 10,000 [26]
1980 Moscow Swimming Pool - Moscow None 10,500 [27]
Swimming Pool - Olimpiysky (final) Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Swimming 13,000 [28]
1984 Los Angeles Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool None 5,000 [29]
1988 Seoul Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Swimming, Synchronized swimming 8,000 [30]
1992 Barcelona Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc Diving 6,500 [31]
Piscines Bernat Picornell (final) Modern pentathlon (swimming), Swimming, Synchronized swimming 10,000 [32]
1996 Atlanta Georgia Tech Aquatic Center Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Swimming, Synchronized swimming 15,000 [33][34]
2000 Sydney Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre (women's final) None 3,900 [35]
Sydney International Aquatic Centre (men's final) Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Swimming, Synchronized swimming 10,000 [36]
2004 Athens Athens Olympic Aquatic Centre Diving, Swimming, Synchronized swimming 23,000 (total of three pools) [37]
2008 Beijing Ying Tung Natatorium Modern pentathlon (swimming) 4,852 [38]
2012 London Water Polo Arena None 5,000 [39]
2016 Rio de Janeiro Maria Lenk Aquatic Center Diving 6,500 [40]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 1900 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 17-18. Accessed 14 November 2010. (French)
  2. ^ a b 1908 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 32-5, 40. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  3. ^ a b Sports-reference.com profile of Men's water polo at the 1920 Summer Olympics.
  4. ^ a b 1948 Summer Olympic official report. pp. 43, 49. Accessed 19 October 2010.
  5. ^ a b 1948 Summer Olympics official report. p. 49. Accessed 19 October 2010.
  6. ^ a b 1964 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. p. 115. Accessed 31 October 2010.]
  7. ^ a b 1964 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. p. 121. Accessed 31 October 2010.
  8. ^ Spalding's report of the 1904 Summer Olympics. pp. 229, 231. Accessed 4 October 2010.
  9. ^ 1912 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 211-7, 221-2. Accessed 5 October 2010.
  10. ^ Sports-reference.com profile of Diving at the 1920 Summer Olympics.
  11. ^ Sports-reference.com profile of Swimming at the 1920 Summer Olympics.
  12. ^ 1924 Olympic official report. pp. 438-40, 443-4, 499 (French).
  13. ^ 1928 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 193, 205-9, 277.
  14. ^ 1932 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 68, 79, 83.
  15. ^ 1936 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. pp. 150-3, 498. Accessed 17 October 2010.
  16. ^ 1952 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 47–9. Accessed 21 October 2010.
  17. ^ 1956 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 41-2. Accessed 25 October 2010.
  18. ^ 1960 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. pp. 75-6. Accessed 28 October 2010.
  19. ^ 1960 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. pp. 62-4. Accessed 28 October 2010.
  20. ^ 1960 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 2. p. 661. Accessed 28 October 2010.
  21. ^ 1968 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 1. p. 72. Accessed 4 November 2010. (English) & (French)
  22. ^ 1968 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 1. p. 79. Accessed 4 November 2010. (English) & (French)
  23. ^ 1972 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 2. pp. 176–7, 212-3. Accessed 8 November 2010.
  24. ^ 1972 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 2. pp. 184-7. Accessed 8 November 2010.
  25. ^ 1976 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 118-23. Accessed 14 November 2010.
  26. ^ 1976 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 66-75. Accessed 14 November 2010.
  27. ^ 1980 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 1. pp. 55-7. Accessed 18 November 2010.
  28. ^ 1980 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 1. pp. 72-5. Accessed 18 November 2010.
  29. ^ 1984 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. pp. 147-9. Accessed 24 November 2010.
  30. ^ 1988 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. p. 164. Accessed 1 December 2010.
  31. ^ 1992 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 185-8. Accessed 6 December 2010.
  32. ^ 1992 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 181-4. Accessed 20 July 2011.
  33. ^ 1996 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. p. 540. Accessed 9 December 2010.
  34. ^ 1996 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 3. pp. 448, 460. Accessed 9 December 2010.
  35. ^ 2000 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. p. 378. Accessed 17 December 2010.
  36. ^ 2000 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. p. 386. Accessed 16 December 2010.
  37. ^ 2004 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 201, 207, 227, 231. Accessed 22 December 2010.
  38. ^ "Yingdong Natatorium of National Olympic Sports Center". Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 
  39. ^ London2012.com profile of the Water Polo Arena. Accessed 30 December 2010.
  40. ^ "Maria Lenk Aquatic Center" (PDF), Rio de Janeiro 2016 Candidate File 2, (BOC), February 16, 2009, pp. 54–55, retrieved December 2, 2009.