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    Manu Dibango’s clarion call for Francophone culture in Rio


    Manu Dibango, one of the iconic names of world jazz, visited the Rio 2016 headquarters on 23 November. He was there on behalf of the International Francophone Organisation (IFO) to sign an agreement ...

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    Rio 2016 golf course unveiled


    Golf’s return to the Olympic programme after a 112-year absence came a step closer on 22 November, as Rio de Janeiro unveiled the stunning new course that will host the Olympic golf competition next y...

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    Three more Olympic venues unveiled in Rio


    On 18 November, Rio de Janeiro’s city government announced that three more venues for next summer’s Olympic Games have been completed. The Future Arena, which will host will host handball during the O...

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    Brazilians ready to bring carnival spirit to Rio 2016 ceremonies


    A vital part of the preparations for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 got underway on 7 November, with Brazilians flocking in their hundreds to take part in the first wave of auditions for the Opening and C...

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    Gilt-edged field turns out to put Rio 2016 mountain bike course through its paces


    On Sunday 11 October, the X-Park at the Deodoro Olympic Complex played host to the Aquece Rio International Mountain Bike Challenge, the sport’s official test event for Rio 2016. Over 80 cyclists fro...

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    Rio rapids ready to roll


    On 29 September 2015, at the Deodoro Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, the world’s media was given a first glimpse of the course that will provide the world’s top canoe slalom specialists with their sta...

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    Korean archers dominate test event at Rio’s Sambodromo


    On 15-22 September, Rio de Janeiro’s Sambodromo played host to the Aquece Rio International Archery Challenge. The official archery test event for Rio 2016 saw 125 athletes from 27 countries competing...

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    Bullseye! Rio youngsters take a bow!


    As Rio de Janeiro geared up for the official archery test event at the city’s world-famous Sambódromo, kids from a local neighbourhood were given a marvellous opportunity to try the sport out for them...

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    Rio welcomes canoe stars


    The Lagoa Lagoon, at the heart of Rio da Janeiro’s south zone, provided a stunning backdrop for the Aquece Rio International Canoe Sprint Challenge. With qualification places at next summer’s Olympic ...

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    Brazilians and Latvians show their class on the beach in Rio


    The Rio 2016 qualification process for beach volleyball got underway on 2-6 September as the FIVB World Tour arrived in the host city to put the Olympic venue at Copacabana through its paces. The men...


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  • 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.