Rio 2016; FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour: Olympic Tennis Centre transformed into Beach Volleyball Arena

“What does it take to turn Rio’s Olympic Park tennis stadium into center court for the Beach World Tour? Here’s a look at how it was done.”

Video by FIVB Volleyball on YouTube

 

Read more about the Rio 2016 Olympic Tennis Centre

 


Update 21-05-2017: Behind the scenes video

 

“Go behind the scenes with world’s best volleyball players at the 2017 FIVB Rio 4-Star Open held at the tennis center located at the Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca.”

Video by FIVB Volleyball on YouTube

Rio 2016; New series of photos show abandoned Olympic Park

Barra Olympic Park
Barra Olympic Park during the Olympics Games | Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

 

Source: Huffington Post;

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.

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Rio 2016; Barra Olympic Park opens to the public

Photo courtesy of Miriam Jeske/Brasil2016.gov.br

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.

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Rio 2016; International Broadcast Centre / Main Press Centre

Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games
Photo: Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

 

IBC/MPC

International Broadcast Centre / Main Press Centre

  • Architect; Aflalo & Gasperini
  • Year completed; 2016
  • MPC
    • Built area; 77.000m2
    • Floors; 24 (17 office floors)
    • Opened 24 hours a day during the Olympics
  • IBC
    • Capacity; 10.000 journalists
    • Studios; 12, 5.000m2/each

 

HOTEL

  • Year completed; 2016
  • Capacity; 404 Rooms
  • Facilities; Swimming pool, convention centre, fitness centre and a bar

Rio 2016; Autódromo de Jacarepaguá Internacional Nelson Piquet

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.

 

F1 Brazilian GP (1982)

 

Autódromo de Jacarepaguá (2006)

Image © 2016 DigitalGlobe / Google Earth
Image © 2016 DigitalGlobe / Google Earth

 

Barra Olympic Park (2016)

Image © 2016 DigitalGlobe / Google Earth
Image © 2016 DigitalGlobe / Google Earth