Rio 2016; Barra Olympic Park transformed into ‘Nova Cidade do Rock’ for Rock in Rio

From September 15th to 17th, and September 21th to 24th, the Rock in Rio music festival will be held in Barra Olympic Park for the first time. You can see below some photos and videos of the first days of this event. (The images also show that the Aquatics Center has not been dismantled yet)

 

 

 

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Rio 2016; Legacy one year on; In other Media

IOC: Olympic Games transport Rio to a new level

For half a century prior to the Olympic Games Rio 2016, there had been a severe lack of robust investment in urban mobility in the city, and the residents of Brazil’s second most-populous municipality had long encountered challenges caused by an overcrowded, unreliable and outdated transport network.

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IOC: Rio’s port area enjoys Olympic-inspired renaissance

Triggered by preparations for the , the “Porto Maravilha” project has transformed Rio de Janeiro’s long-neglected port area into a strategic centre for business, culture and leisure.

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IOC: Sport of rugby takes root in Brazil

One year on from the Olympic Games Rio 2016, rugby is alive and well in Brazil, with participation numbers rising and the game taking root in the country’s schools.

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The Sydney Morning Herald: A year since the Rio Olympics, the legacy of the games is tattered

Maracana Stadium pulsed with samba, bossa nova and forro music a year ago during the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, but since then, Brazil’s storied temple of soccer has barely been used.

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Business Insider: Violence in Rio de Janeiro has gotten so bad a newspaper is covering it in the ‘war’ section

Nearly 5,000 troops and police were sent into favelas around Rio de Janeiro during the first weekend of August, deployed in an operation responding to a wave of commercial-truck robberies around the city.

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Deutsche Welle: Rio’s Olympic legacy: Corruption and people power

The Rio Olympics were a breeding ground for corruption that left behind crumbling mega-projects. But they also emboldened locals to organize and raise their voices against Brazil’s plutocracy, Andrew Purcell reports.

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Xinhua: Rio one year on: What has been the Olympic legacy?

In his speech during last year’s Olympic Games opening ceremony, Rio 2016 organizing committee chief Carlos Nuzman said that Rio de Janeiro would be transformed by hosting the world’s biggest sporting event.

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ESPN: What is Rio’s Olympic legacy? It depends on whom you talk to in Brazil

What is the Olympic legacy in Rio and Brazil one year after the 2016 Summer Games? It depends on whom you ask.

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The Guardian: View from the Rio favelas: ‘We’re often scared to leave the house in case we’re hit by a stray bullet’

A year has gone by since the Olympic Games. Only 147 of those 365 days ended without the residents of Complexo do Alemão hearing gunshots. After the promises of hope and the Games’ legacy of peace, 218 days were accompanied by a soundtrack of gunfire.

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Golf Channel: One year later: Olympic course defies the odds

Each morning on his way to work Marcio Galvão drives by the vacant sports arenas in Rio’s Olympic Park and the 3,600 empty apartments in the boarded-up Olympic Village.

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Forbes: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Is A Complete Mess

With all that oil and gas under the ocean floor off its coast, Rio de Janeiro was not only blessed by the gods of good weather and romantic landscapes, it was now blessed by the oil gods and that eventually means money.

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

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

 

BEACH VOLLEYBALL ARENA

  • Type; Temporary
  • Olympic Sports; Beach Volleyball
  • Paralympic Sports; –

 

FORT COPACABANA

  • Type; Temporary
  • Olympic Sports; Road Cycling + Marathon Swimming + Triathlon
  • Paralympic Sports; Athletics (Marathon) + Paratriathlon

 

LAGOA STADIUM

  • Type; Temporary
  • Olympic Sports; Canoe Sprint + Rowing
  • Paralympic Sports; Paracanoe + Para-rowing

 

MARINA DA GLÓRIA

  • Type; Existing and permanent
  • Olympic Sports; Sailing
  • Paralympic Sports; Sailing
  • Legacy; Leisure area for the general public. Used for sports, cultural events and entertainment.

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

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

 

DEODORO AQUATICS CENTRE

  • Type; Existing and permanent
  • Olympic Sports; Modern Pentathlon (Swimming)
  • Paralympic Sports; –
  • Legacy; Unknown

 

DEODORO STADIUM

  • Type; Temporary
  • Olympic Sports; Rugby + Modern Pentathlon (Riding & Combined Event)
  • Paralympic Sports; Football 7-a-side

 

OLYMPIC EQUESTRIAN CENTRE

  • Type; Existing and permanent
  • Olympic Sports; Equestrian (dressage, eventing and jumping)
  • Paralympic Sports; Equestrian
  • Legacy; Unknown

 

OLYMPIC HOCKEY CENTRE

  • Type; New, permanent.
  • Olympic Sports; Hockey
  • Paralympic Sports; –
  • Legacy; Unknown

 

OLYMPIC SHOOTING CENTRE

  • Type; Existing, renovated for the Olympics
  • Olympic Sports; Shooting
  • Paralympic Sports; Shooting
  • Legacy; Currently used by military athletes. (Source: Globo)

 

YOUTH ARENA

  • Type; New and permanent.
  • Olympic Sports; Basketball + Modern Pentathlon (Fencing)
  • Paralympic Sports; Wheelchair Fencing
  • Legacy; Not reopened yet. Maintained by the army. (Source: Globo)

 

MOUNTAIN BIKE CENTRE

  • Type; New and permanent
  • Olympic Sports; Mountain Bike
  • Paralympic Sports; –
  • Legacy; Reconfiguration to a smaller mountain bike circuit. Expected reopening in September 2017. (Source: Globo)

 

OLYMPIC BMX CENTRE

  • Type; New
  • Olympic Sports; BMX Cycling
  • Paralympic Sports; –
  • Legacy; The BMX track will remain operational after the Games. Expected reopening in September 2017. (Source: Globo)

 

WHITEWATER STADIUM

  • Type; New and permanent.
  • Olympic Sports; Canoe Slalom
  • Paralympic Sports; –
  • Legacy; Swimming pool / recreational pool (after removal of the obstacles). Expected reopening in September 2017. (Source: Globo)

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

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

 

OLYMPIC STADIUM

  • Type; Existing, temporary expanded
  • Olympic Sports; Athletics + Football
  • Paralympic Sports; Athletics
  • Legacy; Home of Botafogo Football Club

 

MARACANÃ

  • Type; Existing, renovated in 2013
  • Olympic Sports; Ceremonies + Football
  • Paralympic Sports; Ceremonies
  • Legacy; Supposed to be the home of the Brazilian national football team, Flamengo and Fluminense. But infrequently used in the past year. (read more)

 

MARACANÃZINHO

  • Type; Existing
  • Capacity; 11.800 seats
  • Olympic Sports; Volleyball
  • Paralympic Sports; –
  • Previous major events; 2007 Pan American Games
  • Legacy; Not used since Rio 2016. A small fire damaged the venue in September 2016. The repair of the damage has not yet taken place.

 

SAMBÓDROMO

  • Type; Existing, upgraded in 2012
  • Olympic Sports; Athletics (marathon) + Archery
  • Paralympic Sports; Archery
  • Legacy; Permanent parade ground

 

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