logo 90 anni
aipsmedia appstore ipad
aipsmedia appstore android
RIO 2016
Bookmark and Share
Organisers say 38% of Olympic and Paralympic Games competition venues ready
A security guard keeps watch at the entrance to Olympic Park, the primary set of venues being built for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on April 16, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Getty Images)
 
RIO, May 15, 2014 - With more than two years to go until the Rio 2016 Olympic Games begin, 38 per cent of the competition venues are ready for the event. 

According to a press statement from Rio 2016, of the 29 permanent venues, 11 are operational, while eight require some renovation work and the other 10 will form part of the sporting legacy that is being constructed in the city. Eight temporary venues will also be used to host competitions.

The progress report comes days after British newspapers reported that Olympic officials have secretly asked if London would be in a position to take over hosting the 2016 games amid major concerns with the city’s preparations. The IOC has since denied these reports.

Construction progress can be seen in the four Rio 2016 competition zones. While work on the Barra Olympic Park advances, with the conclusion of the foundations of Olympic Halls 1, 2 and 3, the Olympic Golf Course site is being irrigated in order to allow grass planting to begin.

At Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, the venue for rowing and canoe sprint, depth studies have been completed, while at Flamengo Park, the design of the integrated route for the athletics, road cycling and paracycling courses has started.

“We are advancing in the construction of competition venues for the Rio 2016 Games, with all of the basic and executive projects concluded or in the conclusion phase, and with foundation works in full flow. Even though they may not be highly visible, the preparative groundwork and foundation construction, that occurs underground, are extremely important for the final structure and often account for 20 per cent of the total volume of construction,” said Alexandre Techima, the Rio 2016 Infrastructure Integration Director.

In Deodoro, the tender process for the Games’ second largest venue cluster is underway, with construction scheduled to start in the second half of the year. Three existing competition venues– the National Shooting Centre, National Equestrian Centre and Modern Pentathlon Aquatics Centre – will be renovated, four new venues will become part of the important sporting legacy the Games will leave to the city, and two temporary venues will also be installed. At the same time, the legendary Maracanã Stadium is ready to stage matches at the FIFA World Cup, which kicks off next month.

See the table below for the construction status of each of the Rio 2016 competition venues:

COMPETITION ZONEEXISTING (OPERATIONAL)EXISTING (TO BE REFORMED)NEWTEMPORARY
BARRARio Olympic Arena

Riocentro – Pavilion 2

Riocentro – Pavilion 3

Riocentro – Pavilion 4
Maria Lenk Aquatic CentreOlympic Golf Course

Olympic Tennis Centre

Olympic Hall 1

Olympic Hall 2

Olympic Hall 3

Rio Olympic Velodrome
Olympic Aquatics Stadium

Olympic Hall 4

Riocentro – Pavilion 6
COPACABANA-Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas

Marina da Glória
-Copacabana Stadium

Fort Copacabana

Flamengo Park
DEODORO-Modern Pentathlon Aquatics Centre

National Equestrian Centre

National Shooting Centre
Deodoro Arena

Olympic Hockey Centre

Olympic BMX Centre

Olympic Whitewater Stadium
Rugby and Modern Pentathlon Arena

Olympic Mountain Bike Park
MARACANÃSambódromo

Maracanã Stadium

Maracanãzinho Arena
João Havelange Olympic Stadium

Julio de Lamare Aquatic Park
--
FOOTBALL CITIESFonte Nova Stadium (Salvador)

Mané Garrincha National Stadium (Brasília)

Mineirão Stadium (Belo Horizonte)

São Paulo Stadium
---

 

 
 
Video GalleryView all
laureus
specialolympics
honav
aips_arabic
Continental Sections 
aips asia
aips america
aips europe
Flash Sport World NewsView all
2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying ROUNDUP (March 2016)
5/5/16 08:12 - FIFA.com Video
2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying ROUNDUP (March 2016)
5/5/16 08:12 - FIFA.com Video
Kyrgios e Thiem, gli affari Gioca con noi a Roma
5/5/16 07:27 - La Gazzetta dello Sport
Liverpool, missione rimonta Il Siviglia ancora in finale?
5/5/16 07:24 - La Gazzetta dello Sport
Indiana divorzia da Vogel Bird: "E' ora di cambiare"
5/5/16 07:16 - La Gazzetta dello Sport
Frank Vogel Won’t Return as Indiana Pacers Coach
5/5/16 07:02 - New York Times
Kondogbia: "Inter, io resto Ecco perchè quell'inizio..."
5/5/16 07:01 - La Gazzetta dello Sport
Leicester title 'inspires the world'
5/5/16 07:01 - BBC Sport
Liverpool vs Villarreal live score and goal updates from Europa League semi-final
5/5/16 07:01 - Daily Mirror
McIlroy seven off Quail Hollow pace
5/5/16 06:57 - BBC Sport
Divorce : un notaire peut-il vraiment remplacer un juge ?
5/5/16 06:56 - Le Monde
Op-Ed Contributor: Olympians Shouldn’t Swim Through Sewage
5/5/16 06:50 - New York Times
Freeze 'shocked' by Tunsil's claim he got money
5/5/16 06:49 - USA Today
Get to know all 20 horses in the Kentucky Derby
5/5/16 06:48 - USA Today
Projekt Weltspitze
5/5/16 06:46 - Süddeutsche
Der fliegende Schulmeister
5/5/16 06:46 - Süddeutsche
Rede über sich selbst
5/5/16 06:46 - Süddeutsche
Thomas Müller ist doch fehlbar
5/5/16 06:46 - Süddeutsche
Razzia beim Chef
5/5/16 06:46 - Süddeutsche
Sonderpreis für Gänsehaut
5/5/16 06:46 - Süddeutsche
EditorialFocusInterviewProfilesTimeout
Focus
The Ethics 'Iron Lady' of the Olympics

Read more
AIPS Partners 
  IOC
International Olympic Committe
  FIFA
Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  IAAF
International Association of Athletics Federations
  FINA
Federation Internationale de Natation
  FIBA
International Basketball Federation
  FIS
International Ski Federation
  FIG
Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique
  FISU
Federation Internationale du Sport Universitaire
  FIAS
Federation International Amateur de Sambo
  UWW
United World Wrestling
  IHF
International Handball Federation
  EHF
European Handball Federation
     
Copyright 2008 AIPS MEDIA | Privacy PolicyWeb Design: Studio Colore