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How many lane are there in Olympic swimming pool?
1. 12
2. 8
3. 6
4. 10

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : 10

The correct answer is 10

  • According to FINA rules, World Championships require 8 lanes and Olympic Games require 10 lanes.
  • The lanes are a minimum of 2.5m wide, with two spaces of at least 2.5m wide outside of the first and last lanes.
  • In an 8 lane pool, lane ropes extend the full length of the course and are secured at each end wall to anchor brackets recessed into the end walls.
    • The anchors are positioned so that they float at each end wall of the pool area on the surface of the water.
    • Each lane rope will consist of floats placed end to end.
    • The floats have a minimum diameter of 0.10m‑­0.15 metre.
  • In a swimming pool the colour of the lane ropes is as follows:
    • Two green ropes for lanes 1 and 8.
    • Four blue ropes for lanes 2, 3, 6 and 7.
    • Three yellow ropes for lanes 4 and 5.

  • About FINA:
    • The Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) is the world governing body for aquatic sports such as swimming, diving, Waterpolo, synchronised and open water swimming.
    • FINA rules are used to manage state, national and international events such as the World Championships and the Olympics.
    • The FINA Facilities Rules provide the best possible environment for competitive use and training.
    • President: Julio C. Maglione (as of April 2021)

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