Rio 2016; What will happen in 2014

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Olympic Hall 4 – Photo: EOM / Rio2016 looks forward to 2014. Some of the highlights:


The Rio de Janeiro City Government will open the second of the four new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lines. The Transcarioca is a 39km express bus corridor linking the Barra da Tijuca (the neighbourhood which will be the heart of the Games) to Rio de Janeiro International Airport.

An another important improvement to the city’s public transport system will enter construction this year. The Light Rail Transit (LRT) will link Rio’s main coach station with the city centre, revitalised port area, Santos Dumont Airport, ferry terminal and the new Morro da Providência cable car.

Look of the Games

Rio de Janeiro will become even more beautiful thanks to the project to implement the ‘Look of the Games’ which will design the visual appearance of the entire city during the event. The presentation of this look is due to take place this year.

Test events

Rio de Janeiro has staged many international sport events in recent years and 2014 will continue the trend. The first athletes to get a taste of the Games will be the yachtsmen taking part in the Olympic sailing test event at Marina da Glória, from August 3 to 9.


With construction to be underway by the second half of this year, the new and renovated venues in the Deodoro zone will begin to take shape. At Barra Olympic Park, the Velodrome, Olympic Hall 4 and Olympic Aquatics Stadium are added to the list of sites under construction.

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