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Rio 2016 Olympics Games Events and Venues

The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics are right around the corner and constuction is in full force as the city prepares for the main events. Check out the sports and their locations though out the city and state. And stay tuned for more Olympics info to come!

 

 

South Zone

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Flamengo Park is close to Sugarloaf Mountain and stretches along the shores of Guanabara Bay, providing a dramatic backdrop for the Olympic race walk and road cycling, plus the para-cycling (road) and Paralympic marathon. Discovery Hostel is 10 minute walk to the park top of the park for easy access to these events.

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Marina da Glória Sailing Sailing Close to the city centre and Flamengo Park, with Sugarloaf and Corcovado mountains providing picturesque backdrops, Marina da Glória promises to be a spectacular venue for the Olympic and Paralympic sailing events. Seating capacity: 10,000. Discovery Hostel is a 5 minute walk to the Mariana - it is the closest hostel to this location.

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The spiritual home of beach volleyball in Rio, Copacabana beach will provide one of the most iconic locations during the Rio 2016 Games.

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The calm waters sheltered by the headland of Fort Copacabana will provide the course for the Olympic open water swimming events and the swimming sections of the triathlon and para-triathlon competitions. The triathlon cycling and running courses will stretch along the waterfront, while the Olympic road cycling time trials will also be staged in this location.

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Lagoa Stadium, at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, is located in the heart of the city with a spectacular backdrop of mountains, Tijuca National Forest and Christ the Redeemer. The traditional home of rowing in Rio, Lagoa will stage the Olympic and Paralympic rowing events, plus the Olympic canoe sprint competitions and paracanoe races.Seating capacity: 14,000

North Zone

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Sambódromo, the legendary home of the Rio Carnival parade, has already undergone a major renovation ahead of the Rio 2016 Games, when it will stage the start and finish of the Olympic marathon, along with the Olympic and Paralympic archery events. Seating capacity: 20,000 (marathon); 6,200 (archery).

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The iconic Maracanã, one of the most famous stadiums in the world, will stage the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic opening and closing ceremonies, plus the decisive stages of both the men's and women's Olympic football tournaments. Originally constructed for the 1950 FIFA World Cup, the Maracanã was upgraded for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Seating capacity: 78,600. Maracana has a metro stop off the Green line. From Discovery Hostel, the metro stop "Gloria" is a 1 minute walk to teh corner, then take the metro north 10 minutes to arrive at the stadium.

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Maracanãzinho (or ‘Little Maracanã’) is the traditional home of volleyball in Brazil. Sitting alongside the legendary Maracanã stadium, it was extensively renovated for the 2007 Pan-American Games and will stage the volleyball tournament during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Seating capacity: 11,800

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Julio de Lamare Aquatics Centre is within the Maracanã complex and was renovated for the 2007 Pan-American Games. It will stage part of the water polo tournament during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Seating capacity: 3,000.

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Constructed for the 2007 Pan-American Games, the stadium's capacity will be temporarily increased from 45,000 to 60,000 for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, when it will stage the athletics track and field competitions.

Barra Olympic Park

Rio de Janeiro is constructing additional metro and public transportation to reach from the city center to Barra Tijuca and the Barra Olympic Park. Discovery Hostel is located at the Gloria Metro stop making full access to the city, tourist areas and olympic events quick and easy.

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Carioca Arena 1 will be located in Barra Olympic Park, five minutes from the Olympic and Paralympic Village. During the Olympic Games it will host basketball, then wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby during the Paralympic Games. After the Games, it will be part of the Olympic Training Centre (OTC). Seating capacity: 16,000.

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Carioca Arena 2 will be located in Barra Olympic Park, five minutes from the Olympic and Paralympic Village. During the Olympic Games it will host judo and wrestling, then boccia during the Paralympic Games. After the Games, it will be part of the Olympic Training Centre (OTC). Seating capacity: 10,000.

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Carioca Arena 3 will be located in Barra Olympic Park, five minutes from the Olympic and Paralympic Village. During the Olympic Games it will host fencing and taekwondo, then judo during the Paralympic Games. After the Games, it will be part of the Olympic Training Centre (OTC). Seating capacity: 10,000.

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Future Arena will host handball during the Olympic Games and goalball during the Paralympic Games. Thanks to the use of ‘nomadic architecture’ the venue will leave a valuable social legacy. After the Games, it will be taken down and its parts will be used in the constrcution of four public schools.

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Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre was constructed for the 2007 Pan American Games and will be used for diving and synchronised swimming at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The venue is owned by Rio's city government and managed by the Brazilian Olympic Committee. After the Games, it will be integrated into the Olympic Training Centre (OTC), as well as being used for top-level competitions.Seating capacity: 5,300

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The Olympic Aquatics Stadium will be in the heart of Barra Olympic Park, 10 minutes from the Olympic and Paralympic Village. It will host swimming and water polo during the Olympic Games and swimming during the Paralympic Games.

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The Olympic Tennis Centre will leave a strong legacy for the sport in Brazil, becoming part of the Olympic Training Centre (OTC) after the Games and providing a top-level venue for major tennis events in the future. As well as hosting the Olympic tennis competiton in 2016, the venue will host wheelchair tennis and five-a-side football during the Paralympic Games. Seating capacity: 10,000 (centre court), 5,000 (court 1), 3,000 (court 2), 250 (courts 3-9)

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Built for the 2007 Pan-American Games, Rio Olympic Arena was designed for Olympic gymnastics and will host all three diciplines in 2016: artistic, rhythmic and trampoline. During the Paralympic Games it will host wheelchair basketball. It is Rio’s largest indoor arena and is used extensively for major sports events, concerts and cultural activities. Seating capacity: 12,000

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Rio Olympic Velodrome will host the track cycling events during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Afterwards, it will become an integral part of the Olympic Training Centre (OTC), leaving an important legacy for the sport in Brazil.Seating capacity: 5,800.

Barra 

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Riocentro Pavilion 2 will stage weightlifting during the Olympic Games and powerlifting during the Paralympic Games. The city’s main exhibition and convention centre, Riocentro is next to the Olympic and Paralympic Village and within five minutes of Barra Olympic Park.Seating capacity: 6,500 

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Riocentro Pavilion 3 will stage table tennis during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The city’s main exhibition and convention centre, Riocentro is next to the Olympic and Paralympic Village and within five minutes of Barra Olympic Park.Seating capacity: 6,5003

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Riocentro Pavilion 4 will stage the badminton competitions during the Olympic Games. The city’s main exhibition and convention centre, Riocentro is next to the Olympic and Paralympic Village and within five minutes of Barra Olympic Park. Seating capacity: 6,500. 

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Riocentro Pavilion 6 will stage the boxing events during the Olympic Games and the sitting volleyball during the Paralympic Games. The city’s main exhibition and convention centre, Riocentro is next to the Olympic and Paralympic Village and within five minutes of Barra Olympic Park. Seating capacity: 9,000. 

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The Olympic Golf Course will be just north of Marapendi Lake in the Barra da Tijuca neighbourhood, approximately 5km from the Olympic and Paralympic Village. After the Games, it will become a public course with the aim of promoting golf in Brazil and South America. Crowd capacity: 25,000

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