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).
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.