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Olympic Stadium and Physical Training Centre, Berlin: aerial view of the athletic stadium, swimming pool, field games centre & theatre

RIBA8111
March, Werner (1894-1976)
NOTES: This stadium, known as Olympiastadion, was originally built for the 1936 Summer Olympics in the southern part of the Reichssportfeld.

Telecommunications tower, Montjuic, Barcelona

RIBA9837
Calatrava, Santiago (1951-)
NOTES: This steel tower was built in 1989-1992 for Telefonica to transmit television coverage of the 1992 Summer Olympics Games in Barcelona.

Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam

RIBA10506
Wils, Jan (1891-1972)

Empire Pool, Wembley, London: the pool hall looking towards the east end from the spectators' gallery

RIBA15197
Williams, Sir Evan Owen (1890-1969)
NOTES: Built for the 1934 Empire Games, this was the largest covered swimming pool in the world on completion. The pool was capable of being decked over to take an ice skating rink and also a tournament arena. The pool itself was last used for the 1948 Summer Olympics, after which the building has been used for entertainment and known simply as Wembley Arena.

Empire Pool, Wembley, London: the fountain pool at the east end

RIBA15198
Williams, Sir Evan Owen (1890-1969)
NOTES: Built for the 1934 Empire Games, this was the largest covered swimming pool in the world on completion. The pool was capable of being decked over to take an ice skating rink and also a tournament arena. The pool itself was last used for the 1948 Summer Olympics, after which the building has been used for entertainment and known simply as Wembley Arena.

Empire Pool, Wembley, London: the exit to the gardens at the east end

RIBA15199
Williams, Sir Evan Owen (1890-1969)
NOTES: Built for the 1934 Empire Games, this was the largest covered swimming pool in the world on completion. The pool was capable of being decked over to take an ice skating rink and also a tournament arena. The pool itself was last used for the 1948 Summer Olympics, after which the building has been used for entertainment and known simply as Wembley Arena.

Empire Pool, Wembley, London: staircase to the pool hall

RIBA15200
Williams, Sir Evan Owen (1890-1969)
NOTES: Built for the 1934 Empire Games, this was the largest covered swimming pool in the world on completion. The pool was capable of being decked over to take an ice skating rink and also a tournament arena. The pool itself was last used for the 1948 Summer Olympics, after which the building has been used for entertainment and known simply as Wembley Arena.

Empire Pool, Wembley, London: the east elevation with the exit doors open to the gardens

RIBA15201
Williams, Sir Evan Owen (1890-1969)
NOTES: Built for the 1934 Empire Games, this was the largest covered swimming pool in the world on completion. The pool was capable of being decked over to take an ice skating rink and also a tournament arena. The pool itself was last used for the 1948 Summer Olympics, after which the building has been used for entertainment and known simply as Wembley Arena.

Empire Pool, Wembley, London: side elevation showing the concrete fins

RIBA15202
Williams, Sir Evan Owen (1890-1969)
NOTES: Built for the 1934 Empire Games, this was the largest covered swimming pool in the world on completion. The pool was capable of being decked over to take an ice skating rink and also a tournament arena. The pool itself was last used for the 1948 Summer Olympics, after which the building has been used for entertainment and known simply as Wembley Arena.

Empire Pool, Wembley, London: close-up of the concrete fins along a side elevation

RIBA15203
Williams, Sir Evan Owen (1890-1969)
NOTES: Built for the 1934 Empire Games, this was the largest covered swimming pool in the world on completion. The pool was capable of being decked over to take an ice skating rink and also a tournament arena. The pool itself was last used for the 1948 Summer Olympics, after which the building has been used for entertainment and known simply as Wembley Arena.

Empire Pool, Wembley, London: guards at the exit to the gardens at th east end

RIBA15204
Williams, Sir Evan Owen (1890-1969)
NOTES: Built for the 1934 Empire Games, this was the largest covered swimming pool in the world on completion. The pool was capable of being decked over to take an ice skating rink and also a tournament arena. The pool itself was last used for the 1948 Summer Olympics, after which the building has been used for entertainment and known simply as Wembley Arena.
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