Work on Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic venues well advanced after productive year
City government says 2015 will be ‘the final straight’ as first new venues are finished and more than 20 test events are staged
In 2014, Rio de Janeiro took some major steps towards becoming an Olympic and Paralympic city. At the Barra Olympic Park, which will be the heart of the Rio 2016 Games, the venues have taken shape dramatically, with competition and spectator areas becoming visible. Meanwhile, work begun on the Deodoro Olympic Park, the second largest concentration of Games venues, which will host a fascinating mix of traditional and new Olympic and Paralympic sports in 2016.
On Friday (19 December), the Rio Municipal Government, which is responsible for construction, provided an update on progress and said work would “enter the final straight in 2015”, with the delivery of the first new venues and the staging of more than 20 test events.
Read more for details on progress made on the venues being built for the Rio 2016 Games [www.rio2016.com]