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

 

Tokyo 2020; Izu Velodrome

The Izu Velodrome will host the track cycling events during the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

  • Architect; Gensler Architects (website)
  • Year completed; 2011
  • Type; Existing
  • Capacity; 1.800 seats (+ 1.200 temporary)
  • Track: 250m, Cedar wood
  • Olympic Sports; Track Cycling
  • Paralympic Sports; Para-cycling Track
  • Legacy; National Training Centre
  • Official website

 

Location

Photos

Izu Velodrome – Photo courtesy of Tokyo 2020
Izu Velodrome – Photo courtesy of Tokyo 2020

 

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Rio 2016; Olympic Velodrome

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

 

RIO OLYMPIC VELODROME

  • Architect; Blac Arquitetura
  • Year completed; 2016
  • Type; New and permanent. The 2007 Pan American Velodrome was not approved by the ICU.
  • Capacity; 5.000 seats
  • Olympic Sports; Track Cycling
  • Paralympic Sports; Para-cycling Track
  • Legacy; Part of the Olympic Training Centre

 

Rio 2016; Velodrome officially opened

The Olympic Velodrome in Barra Olympic Park was officially opened this weekend. (more photos here and here)

 

Photo courtesy of Roberto Castro/Brasil2016.gov.br
Photo courtesy of Roberto Castro/Brasil2016.gov.br

 

Photo courtesy of Roberto Castro/Brasil2016.gov.br
Photo courtesy of Roberto Castro/Brasil2016.gov.br

 

Rio 2016 Velodrome officially opened 4
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Rio 2016 Velodrome officially opened 5
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Photo courtesy of Roberto Castro/Brasil2016.gov.br

 

Rio 2016 Velodrome officially opened 3
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