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* 1906 Athens Intercalated Games: Neo Phaliron Bay off the coast of Athens, Greece
 
* 1906 Athens Intercalated Games: Neo Phaliron Bay off the coast of Athens, Greece
 
* 2008 Beijing Olympics (Games of the XXIX Olympiad): [[Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park]] ([[顺义奥林匹克水上公园]] or [[順義奧林匹克水上公園]] in Chinese), outside Beijing, China<br/>
 
* 2008 Beijing Olympics (Games of the XXIX Olympiad): [[Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park]] ([[顺义奥林匹克水上公园]] or [[順義奧林匹克水上公園]] in Chinese), outside Beijing, China<br/>
* 2012 London Olympics (Games of the XXX Olympiad)): [[Serpentine]], London, UK<br/>
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* 2012 London Olympics (Games of the XXX Olympiad): [[Serpentine]], London, UK<br/>
 
* 2016 Rio Olympics (Games of the XXXI Olympiad): [[Copacabana Beach]], [[Rio de Janeiro]], Brazil<br/>
 
* 2016 Rio Olympics (Games of the XXXI Olympiad): [[Copacabana Beach]], [[Rio de Janeiro]], Brazil<br/>
 
* 2020 Tokyo Olympics (Games of the XXXII Olympiad): [[Odaiba Marine Park]] in Tokyo Bay, Japan<br/>
 
* 2020 Tokyo Olympics (Games of the XXXII Olympiad): [[Odaiba Marine Park]] in Tokyo Bay, Japan<br/>

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Neo Phaliron Phalerum (Ancient Greek: Φάληρον, Phálēron; Modern Greek: Φάληρο, Fáliro) was a port of Ancient Athens. It was situated 5 km southwest of the Acropolis of Athens, on a bay of the Saronic Gulf. This bay is also referred to as Bay of Phalerum. The area of Phalerum is now occupied by the towns Palaio Faliro, Kallithea, Moschato and Neo Faliro, all of which part of the Athens agglomeration.

Phalerum was the major port of Athens before Themistocles had the three rocky natural harbours by the promontory of Piraeus developed as alternative, starting from 491 BC. It was said that Menestheus set sail with his fleet to Troy from Phalerum, and so did Theseus when he sailed to Crete after the death of Androgeus.

Locations of Olympic Swimming Events in the Open Water

In the modern Olympic Games, the swimming events were held in open bodies of water that included the following:

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