Nestled inside Bois de Boulogne park, Croix Catelan was opened in 1886. It was composed of a grass track and a single lodge, used as the locker room.
1900: Paris hosts the II Olympiad of the modern era and Croix Catelan is a natural pick as an Olympic venue.
More than one century later, Croix Catelan has grown to over 7 hectares. The venue hosts many competitions, including the Modern Pentathlon.
Racing Club de France, which was behind the site's founding, receiving the Olympic Cup from the IOC. The Cup honours the associations that have made the greatest contributions to sports and Olympism.
The Olympic-sized pool at Croix Catelan remains faithful to the site's founding principles: modern infrastructures in the most natural setting possible.
One of Modern Pentathlon's five competitions, the 200-meter freestyle, will take place in this Olympic-sized swimming pool.