Rio de Janeiro 2016, XXXI Olympic Games

5-21 August 2016: Rio de Janeiro has been the first city in South America to host the Olympics, preferred in 2009 to Madrid, Tokyo and Chicago.
With 306 sets of medals, the 2016 Olympics have been a must see for all sports lovers; a unique event which has gathered a huge number of athletes, fans and tourists.

The Olympics, the major international multi-sport event, has sold five millions tickets and has drawn nearly 11 thousand athletes. Athletes have competed in more than 28 sports and 42 disciplines within 33 venues located in town.

For swimming competitions, Myrtha Pools has installed 18 pools intended for training, competition and post-race recovery.


Two 50x25m newly built swimming pools have been installed within Estádio Olímpico de Esportes Aquáticos for training and competitions.

Inside the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center, a gem of environmental sustainability and home to a 50m competitive pool and a diving pool, Myrtha has added another two pools. In record-breaking time, Myrtha Pools built a 50m permanent swimming pool for the synchronised swimming athletes to warm up and a 25m temporary warm-up waterpolo pool, in the area around the existing pools.

The six pools – one Olympic, one semi-Olympic and four for physio-therapy – have been built at the Brasileiro Paralympic Center of Sao Paulothree other 50m permanent pools are the ones built at UNIFA and UFRJ (two university campuses) and Novo Parque Aquatico do Flamengo Sport Center, built in 1965 and completely renovated for the Olympic events.

In additions, the athletes have had the opportunity to train at the Parque dos Atletas -where Myrtha Pools placed two 50m temporary pools-, at the Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste, in Fortaleza -which includes two permanent pools-, and at the Esporte Clube Pinheiros in São Paulo, where the company has renewed the main pool which dates back to 1980 and which required a requalification.



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Rio de Janeiro 2016, XXXI Olympic Games
Type: Competition pools; Therapy pools
Accessories: Removable headwalls, Starting Blocks Myrtha Track-Start, Myrtha Backstroke System
Year: 2016
Dimension: 50x25x3m (2 pools, Olympic Aquatics Stadium); 50x25x3 m (Maria Lenk Aquatic Park); 50x25x2 m (Unifa); 50x25x3 m (UFRJ); 52x25x3m, 25x12,5x2m, 3.60x4x1.04m, 3.60x4x(1.24-1.04m), 3.60x3x2m; 5x3.3x1.24m (6 pools, Centro Paraolímpico Brasileiro); 20x25x2m (two pools, Olympic Park); 30x25x3m (Olympic Park)
Technology: Myrtha overflow gutter – ceramic/1, Myrtha overflow gutter – ceramic/2, Myrtha overflow gutter – classic competition
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