Rio 2016; Legacy one year on; What happened to the venues in Barra

Photo courtesy of Miriam Jeske/Brasil2016.gov.br

 

CARIOCA ARENA 1/2/3

  • Type; New
  • Olympic Sports:
    • Arena 1: Basketball
    • Arena 2: Wrestling (Freestyle and Greco-Roman) + Judo
    • Arena 3: Fencing + Taekwondo
  • Paralympic Sports;
    • Arena 1: Wheelchair Basketball
    • Wheelchair Rugby
    • Arena 2: Boccia
    • Arena 3: Judo
  • Legacy; Part of the Olympic Training Centre. Partly reopened in May 2017. (read more)

 

FUTURE ARENA

  • Type; New and temporary
  • Olympic Sports; Handball
  • Paralympic Sports; Goalball
  • Legacy; The Future Arena still has to be removed. Is planned to be re-used in the construction of four schools.

 

MARIA LENK AQUATICS CENTRE

  • Type; Existing
  • Olympic Sports; Diving + Synchronised Swimming + Water Polo
  • Paralympic Sports ; –
  • Legacy; Part of the Olympic Training Centre.

 

OLYMPIC AQUATICS STADIUM

  • Type; New and temporary
  • Olympic Sports; Swimming + Water Polo
  • Paralympic Sports; Swimming
  • Legacy; Only the pools are dismantled. The construction still stands.

 

OLYMPIC TENNIS CENTRE

  • Olympic Sports; Tennis
  • Paralympic Sports; Wheelchair Tennis (Centre Court, Court 2-9) / Football 5-a-side (Court 1)
  • Legacy; Hosted the FIVB Beach World Tour in May 2017

 

RIO OLYMPIC ARENA

  • Type; Existing
  • Olympic Sports; Gymnastics (gala, artistic, rhythmic and trampoline)
  • Paralympic Sports; Wheelchair Basketball
  • Legacy; Sport and cultural events

 

RIO OLYMPIC VELODROME

  • Type; New and permanent.
  • Olympic Sports; Track Cycling
  • Paralympic Sports; Para-cycling Track
  • Legacy; Part of the Olympic Training Centre. Reopened and hosted the Rio Bike Fest in May 2017. The venue was however damaged by a fire in July 2017. (read more)

 

RIOCENTRO PAVILION 2/3/4/6

  • Type; Existing
  • Olympic Sports;
    • Pavilion 2: Weightlifting
    • Pavilion 3: Table Tennis
    • Pavilion 4: Badminton
    • Pavilion 6: Boxing
  • Paralympic Sports;
    • Pavilion 2: Powerlifting
    • Pavilion 3: Table Tennis
    • Pavilion 4: –
    • Pavilion 6: Sitting Volleyball
  • Legacy; Exhibition and conventions centre

 

OLYMPIC GOLF COURSE

  • Type; New and permanent
  • Olympic Sports; Golf
  • Paralympic Sports; –
  • Legacy; Uncertain. Maintenance was stopped for a period, users claimed that the ‘green fees’ were to high and there are no big tournaments planned for the future.

 

BARRA OLYMPIC PARK

  • Reopened in January 2017
  • Open to the public on weekdays and public holidays.
  • New facilities and activities include; the Wall of Champions, multi-sport courts, an outdoor gym, a children’s play area and a skate park.
  • Will host Rock in Rio next month.

 

ATHLETES VILLAGE

Rio 2016; First anniversary of the Olympic Games

One years ago today, all eyes around the world were on the ‘cidade maravilhosa’. Relive the first Olympic Games in South America with these photo galleries;

 

Barra

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

Rio 2016; Barra Olympic Park

Rio 2016; Olympic Velodrome

Rio 2016; Carioca Arena 1/2/3

Rio 2016; Future Arena (2)

Rio 2016; Globo / SporTV studio Barra Olympic Park (2)

Rio 2016; Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre

Rio 2016; Sponsor Pavilions Barra Olympic Park

Rio 2016; Olympic Tennis Centre

Rio 2016; Barra Olympic Park at night

Rio 2016; Olympic Aquatics Stadium

 

Maracanã

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

Rio 2016; Olympic Stadium

Rio 2016; Sambódromo

Rio 2016; Maracanã Stadium

 

Deodoro

Deodoro Olympic Park
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

Rio 2016; Deodoro Olympic Park

Rio 2016; Whitewater Stadium

Rio 2016; Olympic Hockey Centre

Rio 2016; Olympic BMX Centre (2)

Rio 2016; Olympic BMX Centre

Rio 2016; Youth Arena

 

Copacabana

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

Rio 2016; Fort Copacabana

Rio 2016; Lagoa Stadium

Rio 2016; Beach Volleyball Arena

Rio 2016; Marina da Glória

 

In Rio de Janeiro

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

Rio 2016; Olympic Boulevard

Rio 2016; Cauldron Olympic Boulevard

Rio 2016; Rio showcase

Rio 2016; Transportation

Rio 2016; Autoridade de Governança do Legado Olímpico (AGLO) presents Olympic Legacy Plan

“In a public hearing held this Wednesday (14.06) at the Velodrome of the Olympic Park in Barra, Rio de Janeiro, the Governing Authority of the Olympic Legacy (AGLO) presented the legacy plan for the use of the facilities of the Olympic Park, the heart of the Rio 2016 Games, and Deodoro, a region that also received competitions during the mega-event.”

Read full press release

 

Documents (all in Portuguese)

 

Video Legacy Barra Olympic Park (in Portuguese)

 

Event schedule 2017

 

Websites Autoridade de Governança do Legado Olímpico (all in Portuguese)