The 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, Frace were originally set to see pool swimming events take place at a 15,000 seat temporary venue. The venue would also play host to some of the water polo competition.
However, in an effort to control costs, organizers of the 2024 Olympic Games are reportedly now considering abandoning this plan and instead scheduling swimming for an existing venue.
The temporary aquatic centre was due to be built in front of the Stade de France in Seine-Saint-Denis. If plans do in fact change, the Paris La Défense Arena, the proposed venue for gymnastics at the Games, is among the options to host the swimming events.
Paris 2024 is also building a permanent aquatics centre to the tune of a 5,000 seat capacity, set to host artistic swimming, diving and some water polo competition. You can read more about the permanent venue’s plans, which have already been scaled back from an original 6,000 seats, here.