Rio de Janeiro: New images show key venues for 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games taking shape
New images showing some of the key venues being constructed for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been released by the Brazilian Federal Government.
The photographs, taken at the end of October 2015, show venues taking shape as work enters the final straight at Barra Olympic Park, Deodoro Olympic Park and the Olympic and Paralympic Village.
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Barra Olympic Park (above) will host host 16 Olympic sports and nine Paralympic sports, along with the Main Press Centre and the International Broadcast Centre. It has nine competition venues, seven of which are new. (Photo: Heusi Action/Andre Motta)
The Olympic Aquatics Centre (above) will host the Olympic and Paralympic swimming competitions and the later stages of the water polo tournament during the Olympic Games (Photo: Heusi Action/Andre Motta)
Bordered by mountains and lagoons, and close to the sea, the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Village is likely to be one of the most spectacular in the history of the Games (Photo: Heusi Action/Andre Motta)
Dedoro Olympic Park is the second largest venue cluster. The image above shows the canoe slalom course and BMX track (back left). Along with the mountain bike course, they will make up the X-Park (Photo: Heusi Action/Andre Motta)
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