Olympic Pool, Montreal

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Olympic Pool
Montreal Olympic Pool.jpg

Montreal's Olympic swimming pool

Building information
Full name: Olympic Pool
City: Montreal, Canada
Capacity: 10000 (3,100 active now)
Architect(s): Roger Taillibert

The Montreal Olympic Pool was constructed for the 1976 Summer Olympics as part of the Montreal Olympic Park. The Olympic Pool is part of the larger swimming centre, located in the base of the inclined tower. The centre has a spectator capacity of 3,012 seats.

At the 1976 Olympics, the venue hosted swimming, diving, water polo, and the swimming part of the modern penatathlon events. It had a capacity of 10,000 seats at the time (6,988 temporary seats were installed).

The building was designed by French architect Roger Taillibert, who also designed the Olympic Stadium and Olympic Village.

Outside of the actual aquatic complex, inside the tower, a small museum exists, commemorating the 1976 Games as well as Games past, with posters and displays in French and English.

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Coordinates: 45°33′34″N 73°33′7″W / 45.55944°N 73.55194°W / 45.55944; -73.55194