Rio de Janeiro: 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games venues taking shape

November 5, 2015

Athletics, International

Rio de Janeiro: New images show key venues for 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games taking shape

Rio 2016

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.

2016 Olympic Venues

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2016 Olympic Venues

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2016 Olympic Venues

2016 Olympic Venues

2016 Olympic Venues

2016 Olympic Venues

RIo 2016 Barra Olympic Park
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)

Rio 2016 Carioca Arenas 1 and 2
The image above shows Carioca Arenas 1 and 2, the Future Arena (with the brown sides) and the Olympic Aquatics Centre, at the back to the right (Photo: Heusi Action/Andre Motta)

Rio 2016 Olympic Aquatics Centre
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)

2016 Rio Olympic Velodrome
The Rio Olympic Velodrome (above) will host track cycling during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and will remain as a legacy for the sport in South America (Photo: Heusi Action/Andre Motta)

 Rio 2016 Olympic Tennis Centre
Work on the Olympic Tennis Centre has passed the 80 per cent mark (Photo: Heusi Action/Andre Motta)

Rio 2016 Olympic Village
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)

Rio 2016 Olympic Village
The Olympic and Paralympic Village, situated alongside Barra Olympic Park, will host more than 15,000 of the world’s leading athletes during the Games (Photo: Heusi Action/Andre Motta)

Rio 2016 Dedoro Olympic Park
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)

Rio 2016 Dedoro Olympic Park
Dedoro Olympic Park will also feature the Olympic Hockey Centre (above), whose three pitches are taking shape. (Photo: Heusi Action/Andre Motta)

2016 Olympic Football Cities
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Video: First Run – Rio 2016 Slalom Course
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