Olympic Park, Montreal

Coordinates: 45°33′35″N 73°33′03″W / 45.559662°N 73.550828°W / 45.559662; -73.550828

The Olympic Park (French: Parc olympique) consists of a series of venues and sports arenas in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, which was home to many of the venues from the 1976 Summer Olympics.

Aerial view of Olympic Park and the Botanical Garden

It is bound by Sherbrooke Street to the north, Viau Street to the east, Pierre de Coubertin Avenue to the south, and Pie-IX Boulevard to the west.

Structures in the Olympic Park include:

The area west of Olympic Stadium, home to various outdoor events, is known as the Esplanade.[1] Adjacent to the park across Sherbrooke Street is Maisonneuve Park, which contains the Montreal Botanical Garden (Olympic host of Athletics (20 km walk) and Modern pentathlon) and Montreal Insectarium.

In October 2017, an area in the park that was once referred to as "The Place des Vainqueurs" was renamed "Place Nadia Comaneci" in honour of the Romanian gymnast.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Esplanade".
  2. ^ Amadon, Brett (October 4, 2017). "Nadia Comaneci honored with public space next to Montreal's Olympic Stadium". Excelle Sports. Archived from the original on October 17, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017.
  3. ^ "Montreal Olympic Park unveils plaza honouring gymnast Nadia Comaneci". Montreal Gazette. October 4, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017.

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