It’s Been Just 7 Months Since The Rio Olympics, And This Is What The Venues Look Like Now
Seven months after Rio de Janeiro hosted the first Olympic Games in South America, many of the expensive venue sites remain abandoned. Getty Images photojournalist Mario Tama recently captured images of the decaying structures that were promised by organizers to be a legacy benefit to the citizens of Brazil.
As of last week, the Via Olímpica in Barra Olympic Park is open to the public on weekdays and public holidays. Facilities and activities include, the Wall of Champions, multi-sport courts, an outdoor gym, a children’s play area and a skate park. In September 2017, Rock in Rio will also take place on this location.
Yesterday, the Formula 1 Grande Prêmio do Brasil was held at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in São Paulo.
However, in 1978 and from 1981 to 1989, the Autódromo de Jacarepaguá Internacional Nelson Piquet in Rio de Janeiro hosted the Brazilian Grand Prix. In 2012, the circuit was demolished to make way for Barra Olympic Park.