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; 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

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; 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)