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London 2012, XXX Olympic Games

27 July – 12 August 2012. The 30th Olympic Games, held in London, are the third Olympic challenge for Myrtha Pools, after Atlanta in 1996 and Beijing in 2008. Myrtha Pools has built seven pools for the Olympics: five training pools for swimmers, installed in the Eton Manor Sports Complex, and two in the Water Polo Arena, one for warm up activities and one for the official water polo games.
All pools built by Myrtha Pools for the London Olympics were temporary structures, dismantled at the end of the event and permanently reinstalled in the 9 towns and cities around the United Kingdom that succeeded in the installation bids.

For the entire length of the Olympic Games, thanks to Myrtha Pools the London Olympic Village has been able to host the world’s largest swimming complex, consisting entirely of rectangular pools. What’s more, during the London Olympics Myrtha Pools has introduced the new Water Polo Visual System® (WVS), developed in association with Aqvatech Engineering. The Water Polo Visual System is the biggest technological innovation of recent years for the water polo game: it is a high-level spectacular system that makes use of LED markings, placed in specific areas inside and outside the pool. These LED markings help update players, referees, the jury, audience and television viewers on the progress of the game. The Water Polo Visual System also helps the audience to understand more easily the game and ensures greater transparency concerning decisions taken by both referees and judges during the match.

London 2012, XXX Olympic Games
State: UNITED KINGDOM
Type: 1 Synchro Warm up pool, 3 Swimming warm up pool, 2 Water-polo warm up pool, 1 Water-polo competition pool
Accessories: Waterpolo Visual System
Year: 2012
Dimension: 30x20x3 m (Synchro Warm up pool); 50x25x2 m (swimming warm-up pool); 33x21x2 m (water-polo warm-up pool); 37x23x2 m (water-polo competition pool)
Benefit: dismantled at the end of the event and permanently reinstalled in the 9 towns and cities
Technology: Myrtha overflow gutter – classic competition
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