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IOC back in Rio for sixth Coordination Commission visit

IOC back in Rio for sixth Coordination Commission visit
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The sixth visit of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will get underway this week (19-21 March) in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Led by its Chair, IOC Vice-President and Olympian Nawal El Moutawakel, the Commission will hold meetings with the local organisers and their government partners in order to receive the latest progress updates on the Games preparations. The Commission is also expected to visit some of the venues during its three-day stay.

This will be the first visit of the Commission since the successful Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games came to a close and signals the start of Rio 2016’s time as the next city in line to host the Olympic Games. During the meetings that will be held with the organisers, the Commission will examine a number of important areas of the Games preparations including, athletes services, sport, venues, accommodation, transport, test event planning, legacy, education, marketing, media services, and the preparations for the Paralympic Games.

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Rio de Janeiro was elected on 2 October 2009 as the host city of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad at the 121st IOC Session in Copenhagen, Denmark. Rio was elected in the third round of voting, beating the cities of Chicago (United States), Tokyo (Japan) and Madrid (Spain). Rio defeated Madrid in the third round of voting by 66 votes to 32, with Chicago and Tokyo already having been eliminated in the first and second rounds respectively. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games will have 28 sports on its programme and will run from 5 till 21 August 2016.

Rio 2016 photos

  • Barra Olympic Park

    Barra Olympic Park is located in a field of 1,18 million m² and, besides the sports venues, it will also have the International Broadcast Centre and the Main Press Centre.

  • Athletes Village

    The Athletes Village will be composed of 31 buildings and will be able to receive over 17,000 people during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

  • Athletes Village

    The Athletes Village is located only five minutes away of the Olympic Park, which will host most of the competitions in Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

  • Deodoro

    Deodoro will host seven Olympic and three Paralympic competitions in 2016.

  • Deodoro Zone

    The Deodoro Zone will receive substantial investments in transportation infrastructure and become a youth focused X-Park in legacy mode.