Rio 2016; Olympic velodrome hit by fire for second time this year

Rio 2016 Olympic Velodrome
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

This Sunday, the Rio 2016 Velodrome in Barra Olympic Park was damaged by a fire for the second time in 4 months.

You can read more here: The Associated Press


Rio 2016; Brookings Podcasts: The real cost of hosting the 2016 Rio Olympics

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games


Juliana Barbassa and Theresa Williamson, two contributors to Rio 2016: Olympic Myths, Hard Realities from the Brookings Institution Press, discuss the corruption, disruption, and overall economic costs of hosting last year’s summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.


You can listen to this podcast on the website of the The Brookings Institution .

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)




Read more: Rock in Rio map