Brazil: Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics Venues and Stadiums

Brazil: Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics Venues and Stadiums

Rio 2016

Maracana Stadium will host the first and last days of the games. The stadium will also serve as the backdrop for the Men’s and Women’s soccer (football) finals.


  • Amazonia Arena will host soccer.
  • The Beach Volleyball Arena will host, you guessed it, beach volleyball.
  • Carioca Arenas 1, 2, and 3 will host basketball, wrestling, taekwondo, and fencing.
  • Corinthians Arena will host soccer.
  • The Deodoro Aquatics Center will host the modern pentathlon.
  • Deodoro Stadium will host the modern pentathlon and rugby sevens.
  • The Fonte Nova Arena will host soccer.
  • Fort Copacabana will host road cycling, marathon swimming, and the triathlon.
  • Future Arena will host handball.
  • Lagoa Stadium will host rowing and canoe sprint.
  • Mane Garrincha Stadium will host soccer.
  • Maracanazinho will host volleyball.
  • The Maria Lenk Aquatics Center will host diving, synchronized swimming, and water polo.
  • The Marina da Gloria will host sailing.
  • Miniaero will host soccer.
  • The Mountain Bike Center will host, yup, mountain biking.
  • The Olympic Aquatics Stadium will host swimming and water polo.
  • The Olympic BMX Center will host BMX cycling, naturally.
  • The Olympic Equestrian Center will, surprising no one, host the equestrians.
  • The Olympic Golf Course will host golf. For real!
  • The Olympic Hockey Center will host, unbelievably enough, hockey.
  • The Olympic Shooting Center, true to its name, will host shooting.
  • The Olympic Stadium (Engenhao) will host soccer and athletics.
  • The Olympic Tennis Center will host tennis, just like you’d expect.
  • Pontal will host road cycling and athletics.
  • The Rio Olympic Arena will host artistic, rhythmic, and trampoline gymnastics.
  • The Rio Olympic Velodrome will host track cyclings.
  • Riocentro Pavilions 2, 3, 4, and 6 will host boxing, badminton, table tennis, and weightlifting.
  • Sambodromo will host athletics and archery.
  • Whitewater Stadium will host the canoe slalom.
  • The Youth Arena will host the modern pentathlon and basketball.

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