Olympic Pool, Montreal
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 Montreal Tower. The centre has a spectator capacity of 3,012 seats.
Montreal's Olympic swimming pool
|Full name||Olympic Pool|
|City||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
At the 1976 Olympics, the venue hosted swimming, diving, water polo, and the swimming part of the modern pentathlon events. It had a capacity of 10,000 seats at the time (6,988 temporary seats were installed).
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.
In 2014, the aquatic complex was closed while undergoing extensive renovations to bring the facilities in line with FINA+ standards. When it opened in May 2015, complete with modernized reception and waiting areas and a new boutique, rest area, and food court.
- Yoon, Jennifer (3 October 2019). "Roger Taillibert, architect of Montreal's Olympic Stadium, dead at 93". CBC. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
- Olivier Paradis-Lemieux, "Nadia, butterfly : quand le sport olympique fait son cinéma". Ici Radio-Canada Sports, August 26, 2019.
- 1976 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 66–75.
- Parc Olympique. 1992. Les Messageries de presse Benjamin Inc. ISBN 2-9802866-2-1.
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