Venues map

The Rio 2016 competition venues will be spread across four zones that were selected in accordance with development guidelines for Rio de Janeiro.

Barra

Copacabana

Deodoro

Maracanã

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  • Copacabana Stadium

    Beach Volleyball

    Traditional stage of beach volleyball competitions, the Copacabana Beach, one of the most popular postcards of the city, will provide a special atmosphere for athletes and spectators.

    The stadium will be temporarily built to serve the beach volleyball competitions.

    Legacy: In a broader sense, the community engagement opportunity at this venue is significant and will reinforce a major event site for outdoor sports and a recreational destination aligned to the healthy lifestyle for which Rio is famous.

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: beach volley

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines:  -

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic Games): 12,000
     

  • Deodoro Arena

    Basketball Modern Pentathlon Wheelchair Fencing

    Deodoro Arena will be a new arena, located in the heart of the Deodoro Cluster, within 300m of the Vila Militar Rain Station and within walking distance of the other five sports within the cluster. It will be the venue for basketball, modern pentathlon fencing and wheelchair fencing.

    Legacy: The Deodoro Arena will be built strategically for this region of the city, building on the legacy of the 2007 Pan American Games which has seen a significant increase in youth sport participation in the area. In addition, the venue will be integrated into the Deodoro facilities of the Olympic Training Centre.

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: basketball and modern pentathlon (fencing)

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines: wheelchair fencing

    Current use: -

    Post-games use: Olympic Training Centre

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic Games): 5,000

    Gross seating (Paralympic Games): 5,000
     

  • Flamengo Park

    Athletics Road Cycling Athletics Para-cycling Road

    Flamengo Park is located close to the famous Sugarloaf Mountain, and stretches along the shores of Botafogo and Guanabara Bays, providing a dramatic backdrop for these events. The courses for Cycling (Road) have been designed to ensure they are technically challenging and include the beaches and parks of the Copacabana area, where many thousands of spectators will enjoy the event.

    Legacy: The Flamengo Park venue will be fully temporary, but the Games will continue the tradition of Flamengo Park and the city’s southern zone in hosting major road events and engaging the local communities into sport and leisure activities.

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: Athletics (Race Walk) and Cycling (Road)

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines:  Ahtletics (Marathon) and Cycling (Road)

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic Games): 3,800

    Gross seating capacity (Paralympic Games): 3,800
     

  • Fort Copacabana

    Open water swimming Road Cycling Triathlon Paratriathlon

    The course of Marathon Swimming is located in calm waters sheltered by the headland of Fort Copacabana. This location is normally used for Triathlon International competitions. The courses of Cycling and Running stretches along the beach, ensuring a great exciting environment created by the thousands of spectators in the shore. Five thousand temporary seats facing the beach will be installed on the Atlantic Avenue, ensuring fantastic views of the entire course and its natural beauty.

    Legacy: -

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: Aquatics (Marathon Swimming); Triathlon

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines: Paratriathlon

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic and Paralympic Games): 5,500

  • Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas

    Canoe Sprint Rowing Paracanoe Rowing

    The venue is located in the heart of Rio with a spectacular backdrop of mountains, the Tijuca Forest and Christ the Redeemer statue at Corcovado. It is within ten minutes of the hotels and beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. A feature of the design will be the installation of a temporary pontoon with 10,000 seats, ensuring a great atmosphere in the finish zone.

    Legacy: As the traditional home of Rowing and Canoeing in Rio, the proposed venue upgrade will leave an important legacy, which will include accommodation for athlete training and renovated facilities including a new finish tower and boatshed. The local clubs and the National Rowing Confederation (CBR) will benefit significantly from such enhancements.

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: Rowing and Canoe (Flatwater)

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines:  Rowing and Paracanoe

    Current use: Venue and commercial space; Rowing and Canoe

    Post-Games use: Venue and commercial space; Rowing and Canoe

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic Games): 14,000

    Gross seating capacity (Paralympic Games): 14,000

  • Marina da Glória

    Sailing Sailing

    The venue is located near the city centre in Flamengo Park, with the picturesque backdrops of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado. An exciting feature is the incorporation of a temporary 10,000 seat stadium on Flamengo Beach, directly in front of the proposed gold medal course.

    Legacy: -

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: Sailing

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines:  Sailing

    Current use: Marina

    Post-games use: Marina

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic Games): 10,000

    Gross seating capacity (Paralympic Games): 5,000
     

  • Modern Pentathlon Aquatics Centre

    Modern Pentathlon

    The Modern Pentathlon Aquatics Centre will host the swimming section of the modern pentathlon. The sport’s other events will take place at the Deodoro Arena (fencing) and the Modern Pentathlon Arena (equestrian and combined event).

    The venues are about 300 metres apart and this proximity will allow spectators and accredited Games clients to follow closely all the events.

    Legacy: the aquatics centre will be renovated and adapted and will continue to be used for athletes’ training, integrated with the other Olympic Training Centre venues.

    Olympic sports: modern pentathlon (swimming)

    Current use: training centre and venue for national and international competitions

    Gross seating capacity: 2,000 temporary seats 

  • National Equestrian Centre

    Equestrian Eventing Equestrian Jumping Equestrian dressage Equestrian

    The National Equestrian Centre is located in the Deodoro Cluster in close proximity to the National Shooting Centre. Constructed for the 2007 Pan American Games, it has been designed in accordance with the International Equestrian Federation standards for international competition. The area complex is approximately 1,000,000,00 m² and its facilities will be refurbished and expanded for Rio 2016™.

    Legacy: The venue will be fully integrated into the Deodoro facilities of the Olympic Training Centre, providing an important base for Equestrian in Brazil. It will also continue to be used for major competitions including the 2011 CISM World Military Games.

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: Equestrian

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines: Equestrian

    Current use: Olympic Training Centre and used daily by the Brazilian Army Equestrian School

    Post-games use: Olympic Training Centre

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic Games): 20,000

    Gross seating capacity (Paralympic Games): 14,000
     

  • National Shooting Centre

    Shooting Shooting

    The National Shooting Centre was constructed for the 2007 Pan American Games to International Federation standards, and will require minimal modifications for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The venue features permanent facilities for athletes and officials and fully equipped shooting ranges for all disciplines.

    Legacy: Already used as an elite training facility, the venue will be fully integrated into the Olympic Training Centre (OTC), providing a strong legacy for all shooting disciplines and an important facility for the development of Shooting in Brazil.

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: Shooting

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines: Shooting

    Uso atual: Olympic Training Centre and daily used by the Brazilian Shooting Federation and training of the Brazilian Armed Forces, which provide continuous support to the operation and maintenance of the centre.

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic Games): 1,000 (Trap and Skeet qualifying); 2,000 (Trap and Skeet finals); 1,600 (Hall finals); 1.000 (10m Range); 750 (50m Range); 500 (25m Range)

    Gross seating capacity (Paralympic Games): 1,600 (Hall finals); 1,000 (10m Range); 750 (50m Range); 500 (25m Range)
     

  • Olympic BMX Centre

    BMX Cycling

    The Olympic BMX Centre will be built for Rio 2016™ and located in the X Park. A permanent BMX track for a 300-400m long course and additional temporary support facilities will be constructed.

    Legacy: The BMX venue will be maintained as a legacy for elite sports training and also for recreational use after the Games.

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: Cycling (BMX)

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines: -

    Current use: -

    Post-games use: Community Park and Olympic Training Centre

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic Games): 7,500
     

  • Olympic Golf Course

    Golf

    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. Seating capacity: 25,000

     

  • Olympic Hockey Centre

    Hockey

    Deodoro is home to the Brazilian national hockey team and staged the sport's competitions during the 2007 Pan-American Games. The new centre will meet the International Hockey Federation's Olympic arena requirements.

    Legacy: one pitch will be retained for hockey as a part of the Olympic Training Centre

    Olympic sports/disciplines: hockey

    Current use: national and international hockey competitions

    Post-Games use: Olympic Training Centre

    Gross seating capacity: 10,000 (main court); 5,000 (secondary court)
     

  • Olympic Mountain Bike Park

    Mountain Bike

    The Olympic Mountain Bike Park will be located in the X Park. A technical and diversified course of approximately 6,000m long will be built with different height levels and segments which will enable competitors to go past the audience more than once during the event.  The adjacent venue  will be fully temporary.

    Legacy: The permanent training course within the X Park will be maintained as a legacy for elite sports training and also for recreational use after the Games.

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: Cycling (Mountain Bike)

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines: -

    Current use: -

    Post-games use: Community Park and Olympic Training Centre

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic Games): 5,000 + 20,000 standing.
     

  • Olympic Stadium

    Athletics Athletics

    The stadium was constructed for the 2007 Pan American Games and its capacity will be increased from 45,000 to 60,000 for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Extensive urban improvements will be implemented around the stadium to facilitate operations.

    Legacy: the Olympic Stadium is owned by Rio's city government and will remain the premier athletics stadium in Brazil for major competitions. The stadium has a permanent tenant in Botafogo Football Club, ensuring full use and sustainability. The planned urban renewal projects are part of a combined long-term effort by the city and federal governments to revitalise the wider zone of Engenho de Dentro surrounding the venue.

    Olympic sports: athletics

    Paralympic sports: athletics

    Current use: football and athletics stadium, other major events

    Post-games use: football and athletics stadium, other major events

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic and Paralympic Games): 60,000
     

  • Olympic Whitewater Stadium

    Canoe Slalom

    The Canoe/Kayak Slalom Olympic Stadium will be built for Rio 2016™ and located in the X Park. A permanent 250-400 m long course and additional temporary support facilities will be built.

    Legacy: The Canoe/Kayak Slalom Olympic Stadium will be maintained as a legacy for elite sports training and also for recreational use after the Games.

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: Canoe/Kayak (Slalom)

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines: -

    Current use: -

    Post-games use: Community Park and Olympic Training Centre

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic Games): 8,000
     

  • Rugby & Modern Pentathlon Arena

    Modern Pentathlon Rugby Football 7-a-side

    The Rugby and Modern Pentathlon Arena will use two venues as part of an operational complex during the period of the Games:

    • Fencing Area for modern pentathlon (Fencing), a permanent venue that will be built;

    • Equestrian and Combined Event Arena (Shooting and Running) for modern Pentathlon, a temporary venue.

    The temporary Equestrian and Combined Event Arena stadium will be constructed on the existing polo field, directly adjacent to the Olympic Fencing Arena, which will be built for the fencing competitions of the modern pentathlon. A feature of the venue will be the proximity of all venues to one another, allowing comfortable walking distances for spectators and accredited clients.

    Legacy: The Olympic Fencing Arena will continue to be used for Modern Pentathlon training, and will be fully integrated into the Olympic Training Centre.

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: rugby and modern pentathlon

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines: football 7-a-side

    Current use: -

    Post-Games use: Olympic Training Centre and Polo Court.

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic Games): 20,000
     

     

     

     

  • Sambódromo

    Archery Athletics Archery

    The famous Sambódromo, home of the annual Carnival parade and located close to the Maracanã Stadium, will undergo a major renovation for the Games. For Archery, both qualifying and finals rounds will be held here, and for the Marathon, 30,000 spectators will line the 600 meter straight, ensuring a wonderful atmosphere for the start and finish.

    Legacy: The renovation of the Sambódromo is an important legacy project for the City Government, in terms of restoring the venue itself and also the urban regeneration of the surrounding area. The Games project will provide the catalyst for the long term plan for this part of the city bringing immediate and significant benefits to the local communities.

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: Athletics (Marathon); Archery

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines: Archery

    Current use: Carnival and events

    Post-games use: Carnival and events

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic Games): 30,000 Athletics (Marathon); 6,000 Archery

    Gross seating capacity (Paralympic Games): 4,200 Archery
     

  • Maracanã

    Julio de Lamare Aquatic Park

    Water Polo

    Julio de Lamare Aquatic Park is within the Maracanã Precinct which includes Maracanã Stadium and Maracanãzinho. An extensive renovation project was undertaken for the 2007 Pan American Games and the Maracanã Precinct will be completely transformed for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: water polo

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines: -

    Current use: aquatics sports

    Post-games use: aquatics sports

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic Games): TBD

  • Maracanã

    Maracanã Stadium

    Football

    The iconic Maracanã Stadium will be the venue for Olympic and Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies and Olympic Football. Originally constructed in 1950 for the FIFA World Cup, Maracanã and the surrounding precinct will be completely upgraded for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, ensuring an outstanding venue for the 2016 Games. Planned improvements include the addition of large public plazas within the precinct and improved transport infrastructure.

    Legacy: The restoration of the Maracanã Stadium and surrounding precinct is an important project for the city of Rio, enhancing a world class major venue for the city, and accelerating the urban regeneration of this region, a major priority for the city.

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: Football

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines: -

    Current use: Football Stadium

    Post-games use: Football Stadium and major events

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic and Paralympic Games): 78,600

  • Maracanã

    Maracanãzinho Arena

    Volleyball

    Maracanãzinho, or ‘little Maracanã’, is the traditional home of Volleyball in Brazil and is within the Maracanã Precinct which includes Maracanã Stadium. An extensive renovation project was undertaken for the 2007 Pan American Games and the Maracanã Precinct will be completely transformed for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

    Legacy: Maracanãzinho will continue to be used as the premier Volleyball facility in Brazil after the Games, and will be improved through the rebuilding of the warm-up halls directly adjacent, which will provide important training facilities for local, regional and national teams.

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: Volleyball

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines: -

    Current use: Multi-use Arena

    Post-games use: Multi-use Arena

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic and Paralympic Games): 11,800

  • Olympic Park

    Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre

    Diving Synchronized Swimming

    Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre was constructed for the 2007 Pan American Games and will be used for diving and synchronised swimming at Rio 2016. The field of play was designed in accordance with International Swimming Federation (FINA) requirements for major international competitions and requires minimal modification for the 2016 Olympic Games. The venue is owned by Rio's city government and managed by the Brazilian Olympic Committee. It will be fully integrated into the Olympic Training Centre (OTC) as a centre of excellence for all aquatics disciplines, as well as being used for regional and international competitions. Seating capacity: 5,300

     

     

  • Olympic Park

    Olympic Aquatics Stadium

    Swimming Water Polo Swimming

    The Olympic Aquatics Stadium will be in the heart of the Olympic Park in Barra, 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. Seating capacity: 18,000

     

  • Olympic Park

    Olympic Hall 1

    Basketball Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Rugby

    Olympic Hall 1 will be located in the 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), which will include athlete and coach facilities. Seating capacity: 16,000 (5,000 permanent, 11,000 temporary).

     

  • Olympic Park

    Olympic Hall 2

    Judo Wrestling Boccia Judo

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

  • Olympic Park

    Olympic Hall 3

    Fencing Taekwondo Sitting Volleyball

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

  • Olympic Park

    Olympic Hall 4

    Handball Goalball

    Olympic Training Centre (OTC) - Hall 4 will be built for Rio 2016™ and will be fully temporary. It is located within the Rio Olympic Park Precinct with nine other sports and within five minutes of the Olympic and Paralympic Village and walking distance from the IBC/MPC. Permanent athlete and officials facilities will be supplemented by temporary seating and supporting areas.

    Legacy: The OTC will accommodate 40,000m² of indoor training space for 12 Olympic sports after the Games. Handball will have permanent training facilities within Hall 4, including dedicated athlete change rooms, coaching facilities and two permanent courts, ensuring a strong legacy for Handball in Brazil.

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: Handball

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines: Goalball

    Current use: -

    Post-games use: Olympic Training Centre

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic Games): 12,000

    Gross seating capacity (Paralympic Games): 7,000

  • Olympic Park

    Olympic Tennis Centre

    Tennis Football 5-a-side Wheelchair Tennis

    The Olympic Tennis Centre will be part of the Olympic Training Centre (OTC), a key legacy of the Rio 2016 Games. For the Olympic Games, a total of 16 courts will be provided across a site area of nine hectares. Temporary seating and facilities will be used to supplement permanent infrastructure to meet Games requirements. The Olympic Tennis Centre is located within the Barra Olympic Park, in close proximity to the Olympic and Paralympic Village, IBC/MPC and other key facilities.

    Legacy: after the Games, nine courts will be maintained as part of the OTC, providing a strong legacy for the sport, and also providing a much needed competition venue for major tennis events in Brazil.

    Olympic sports: tennis

    Paralympic sports: wheelchair tennis, 5-a-side football

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic and Paralympic Games): 10,000 (centre court); 5,000 (court 1); 3,000 (court 2); 250 (other courts)

     

  • Olympic Park

    Rio Olympic Arena

    Artistic Gymnastics Gymnastics (Trampoline) Rhythmic Gymnastics Wheelchair Basketball

    Completed for the 2007 Pan American Games, the venue was designed for Olympic Gymnastics. It is located within the Rio Olympic Park Precinct with eight other sports and within five minutes of the Olympic and Paralympic Village.

    Legacy: Rio Olympic Arena is owned by the City of Rio de Janeiro. The venue, certified as Rio’s largest indoor arena, is used extensively for major sport events, concerts and cultural activities. After the Games, Rio Olympic Arena will continue to be an important asset for the city in attracting and hosting major events.

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: Gymnastics (Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampoline)

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines:  Wheelchair Basketball

    Current use: Multi-use Arena, Concerts and Cultural Events

    Post-games use: Multi-use Arena, Concerts and Cultural Events and Olympic Training Centre (OTC)

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic and Paralympic Games): 12,000

  • Olympic Park

    Rio Olympic Velodrome

    Track cycling Para-cycling track

    The Rio Olympic Velodrome will be located within the Rio Olympic Park Precinct near the IBC/MPC and within less than ten minutes of the Olympic and Paralympic Village.

    Legacy: The venue will be an integral part of the Olympic Training Centre (OTC), one of the important legacies of Rio 2016™.  The Rio Olympic Velodrome will leave a lasting legacy for Cycling (Track) in Brazil.

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: Cycling (Track)

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines: Cycling (Track)

    Current use: Multi-use Arena

    Post-games use: Multi-use Arena

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic and Paralympic Games): 5,800

  • Riocentro

    Pavilion 2

    Weightlifting Powerlifting

    Riocentro - Pavilion 2 will be the venue for olympic weightlifting and paralympic powerlifting. With a capacity of 6,500 seats and an overall area of 13,000m², Pavilion 2 will also accommodate all Boxing training facilities in a separate and dedicated area. Riocentro is directly adjacent to and within walking distance of the Olympic and Paralympic Village and within five minutes of Rio Olympic Park Precinct and the IBC/MPC.

    Legacy: Riocentro will continue as Rio’s premier exhibition and convention centre, with planned improvements accelerated by the Games, leaving immediate benefits for improved feasibility and sustainability. Boxing will have permanent training facilities at the adjacent Olympic Training Centre, ensuring a legacy for Boxing in Brazil.

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: weightlifting

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines: powerlifting

    Current use: Exposition Centre

    Post-games use: Exposition Centre

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic Games): 6,500
     

  • Riocentro

    Pavilion 3

    Table Tennis Table Tennis

    In Riocentro a unique concept will be introduced for Table Tennis with a 5,000 seat Centre Court designed to provide an outstanding atmosphere for both athletes and spectators. With an overall size of 25,000m², Riocentro - Pavilion 3 will also accommodate all Table Tennis training.

    Legacy: Riocentro will continue as Rio’s premier exhibition and convention centre, with planned improvements being accelerated by the Games leaving immediate benefits for improved feasibility and sustainability. Table Tennis will have permanent training facilities at the adjacent Olympic Training Centre (OTC), ensuring a legacy for Table Tennis in Brazil.

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: Table Tennis

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines: Table Tennis

    Current use: Exposition Centre

    Post-games use: Exposition Centre

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic and Paralympic Games): 4,200 (Centre Court) and 3,200 (preliminaries)

     

  • Riocentro

    Pavilion 4

    Badminton

    Riocentro - Pavilion 4 has an internal height of 12m and a low velocity air conditioning system, providing great condition to the practice of Badminton. With an overall area of 25,000m², the venue will also accommodate all Badminton training. It is within walking distance of the adjacent Olympic and Paralympic Village and within five minutes of the Rio Olympic Park Precinct and the IBC/MPC.

    Legacy: Riocentro will continue as Rio’s premier exhibition and convention centre with planned improvements being accelerated by the Games leaving immediate benefits for improved feasibility and sustainability. Badminton will have permanent training facilities at the adjacent Olympic Training Centre, ensuring a legacy for Badminton in Brazil.

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: Badminton

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines: -

    Current use: Exposition Centre

    Post-games use: Exposition Centre

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic Games): 6,500
     

  • Riocentro

    Pavilion 6

    Boxing

    A purpose-built temporary indoor stadium at Riocentro with capacity of 9,000 seats and area of 14,000m², Pavilion 6 will also accommodate all boxing training facilities. Riocentro is located within walking distance of the Olympic and Paralympic Village and within five minutes of the Rio Olympic Park Precinct and the IBC/MPC.

    Legacy: Riocentro will continue as Rio’s premier exhibition and convention centre, with planned improvements being accelerated by the Games leaving immediate benefits for improved feasibility and sustainability. Boxing will have permanent training facilities at the adjacent Olympic Training Centre (OTC), ensuring a legacy in Brazil.

    Olympic Sports/Disciplines: boxing

    Paralympic Sports/Disciplines: -

    Gross seating capacity (Olympic Games): 9,000

    Gross seating capacity (Paralympic Games): -

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Barra

The Barra da Tijuca neighborhood, often simply called Barra, will be the heart of the Rio 2016™ Olympic and Paralympic Games. Located in the Zona Oeste, or western part of the city, the zone is growing rapidly and will be a truly beautiful setting for the competitions. Surrounded by lagoons, mountains and parks, this neighborhood set in lush nature will be home to the athletes, and welcome thousands of spectators and other Games clients.

The Olympic and Paralympic Village, Rio’s Olympic Park, the Riocentro Convention Centre, IBC/MPC and Barra Media Village are all located in the Barra Zone.

The Barra Zone will accommodate 15 venues where the competitions of 15 Olympic sports will be held: Boxing, Table Tennis, Badminton, Weightlifting, Gymnastics (Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampoline), Cycling (Track), Aquatic Sports (Diving, Water Polo, Swimming and Synchronized Swimming), Basketball, Fencing, Judo, Taekwondo, Wrestling (Freestyle and Greco-Roman), Handball, Golf and Tennis. During the Paralympic Games, it will host 12 sports: Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby, Judo, Boccia, Sitting Volleyball, Goalball, Wheelchair Tennis, Cycling (Track), Swimming, Football 5-a-side, Table Tennis and Weightlifting.

Legacy

Barra will benefit significantly from the Games with the construction of new competition and training venues, improvements in transport infrastructure and the building of new shopping, residential and entertainment centres. In addition, rehabilitation programmes will be implemented in the parks and the river networks. These programmes are government priorities for the zone.

The most significant legacy for Brazilian sports in the Barra Zone will be the Olympic Training Center (OTC), with its programme and facilities concentrated near the Olympic and Paralympic Village. After the Games, the OTC will offer 40,000m2 of training grounds for 12 Olympic sports, plus a Nutrition, Physiotherapy, Sports and Clinical Medicine Research Laboratory, unprecedented in South America. The golf course is another key legacy that the Rio 2016™ Games will leave to the Barra Zone. After the competitions, the venue will be open to the public, and sport participation will be encouraged within the local community.

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Copacabana

Copacabana is one of the city´s most famous neighborhoods. Located in Rio de Janeiro’s Zona Sul, or southern area, it has an attractive crescent-shaped beach that stretches over four kilometers and is one of the main postcard pictures of the city. On Sundays, the lanes of Avenida Atlântica – the avenue on the waterfront - are closed to cars, so that the Carioca population and visitors alike can enjoy the pleasant, ocean front atmosphere. Families and people of all ages may play sports, swim in the ocean or simply relax: that's the Copacabana spirit.

With its world famous beaches, beautiful mountains and globally recognisable landmarks, like the Sugar Loaf and Corcovado, the Copacabana Zone will be the perfect setting for the street competitions . With a population of nearly two million people, the zone will ensure that the events held here benefit from an authentically energetic Carioca vibe. Copacabana´s New Years Eve celebration with its monumental fireworks display is world-renowned.

The sport centres of Flamengo Park, Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and the Marina da Gloria in Guanabara Bay will also host competitions in the zone. During the Olympic Games, the Athletics (Race Walking), Cycling (Road), Aquatic Sports (Marathon Swimming), Triathlon, Sailing, Beach Volleyball, Rowing and Canoeing (Sprint) competitions will be held in these venues. For the Paralympic Games, they will host Rowing, Sailing, Athletics (Marathon), Cycling (Road), Paracanoeing and Paratriathlon.

Legacy

The rehabilitation and protection of the zone's unique environmental heritage, including its bays and canals, are priorities for the city. The Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon will be entirely rehabilitated and the beach water quality index will be improved. At the Marina da Glória, where large nautical events will be held, the administrative block with an exhibition balcony in the permanent area will be renovated and water polluting sources will be controlled.
 

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Deodoro

Located in the western part of Rio, the Deodoro Zone is home to Brazil´s largest military barracks and Latin America´s largest military concentration,with 60,000 servicemen and women located in the reion. Train lines connect this Olympic zone to the City Centre, other parts of the suburb and the rest of Rio.

Construction of venues for the Rio 2007 Pan American Games in this zone resulted in the increased active participation of young people in several sports. It is anticipated that the level of participation will increase further with the construction of new venues for the Rio 2016™ Games.

Surrounded by greenery, this zone will host seven Olympic (Equestrian, Cycling - Mountain Bike and BMX, Modern Pentathlon, Shooting, Canoeing - Slalom, Hockey and Fencing) and three Paralympic competitions (Shooting, Equestrian and Wheelchair Fencing).

Legacy

The Rio 2016™ Olympic and Paralympic Games will leave behind a new infrastructure of shopping and leisure centers, in addition to the Radical Park, a venue that will host some of the events, as a legacy for the Deodoro Zone. Substantial investment in transportation infrastructure will improve access to this zone from Barra and from other areas of Rio.
 

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Maracanã

The Maracanã Zone includes two of Rio´s most famous sights: the Maracanã Stadium and the Sambódromo (Sambadrome), in addition to the João Havelange Olympic Stadium, built for the Rio 2007 Pan American and Parapan Games. The "Engenhão,” nicknamed for the Engenho de Dentro neighborhood in which it is located, currently hosts the most important matches between Rio’s football clubs.

The zone is part of the Zona Norte, northern area, and is located in the heart of Rio de Janeiro close to the City Centre. Daily, hundreds of people visit the Maracanã complex where they take advantage of its spaces for physical exercise such as walking and jogging.

The Maracanã Stadium will host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic Games, as well as some Football matches. The Maracanãzinho Gymnasium will host the Volleyball competitions. The Athletics (Marathon) and Archery competitions will take place in the Sambadrome. The João Havelange Stadium will be home to Athletics (track and field). The Maracanã Zone will also host Archery and Athletics (track and field) competitions during the Paralympic Games as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

Legacy

Aside from some icons of the city of Rio de Janeiro, like the Maracanã Stadium and Sambadrome, the zone is home to the Port of Rio, part of a major city revitalization project. This area will be given priority by the Federal and Municipal governments for investment and will be an important long term legacy from the Games.
 

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