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Carioca Arenas 1, 2 and 3 will

host eight sports at the Rio 2016

Olympic and Paralympic Games

(Photo: EOM/Renato Sette

Camara)

Barra Olympic Park, which will be the

heart of the Rio 2016 Olympic and

Paralympic Games, is continuing to take

shape.

A

s building work progresses, the first spec-

tator stands and competition areas are al-

ready visible, providing glimpses of what it

will be like when the world’s best athletes battle for

medals there in less than two years’ time.

AlexandreTechima, Rio2016’s Infrastructure Integration

Director said:

“Significant progress has been made and we

are happy to see that work is proceeding

as planned, and in some cases, is ahead of

schedule.

“Venue construction has progressed a lot

over the past few months and the structures

of a number of arenas are already visible,

such as the Carioca Arenas and the Olympic

Tennis Centre, as well as the International

Broadcasting Centre (IBC), Main Press Centre

(MPC) and hotel.”

The three adjacent Carioca Arenas have seen the most

progress. Competition areas have already been concreted

and the initial structures for the spectator stands are in

place.

Work is most advanced on Carioca Arena 3, where the

stand structure has been completed and work is underway

on fitting the steel support structures for the roof.

“We have been working very hard to ensure

that the venues are designed to meet all the

requirements for hosting top-level sports

competitions and we are very pleased to see

the buildings leave the drawing board and

become reality.

“Now it is possible to envision how they

will be operated during the Games,”

said Josué Moraes, Rio 2016’s sport group manager

for taekwondo and judo.

Rio de Janeiro

2016 Olympic

Games Venues Take

Shape

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Contractors World International Vol 5 No 5

Rio de Janeiro Special