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Hi! I'll make daily (or almost) updates on this thread during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Pictures of events, fans, ceremonies, athletes, etc. Everyone is invited to contribute!

I'll make an introduction to show the venues of the games in Rio. For those who want to take a look on the city itself, please check out those awesome threads:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?p=124209960

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1641364

2016 Summer Olympics

5 - 21 August




Motto: "A new world"

The 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, and commonly known as Rio 2016, is an upcoming major international multi-sport event in the tradition of the Olympic Games due to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016.

The host city of Rio de Janeiro was announced at the 121st IOC Session held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 2 October 2009. Rio will become the first South American city to host the Summer Olympics. These will be the first games to be held in a Portuguese-speaking country, the first to be held entirely during the host country's winter season (the 2000 games began on 15 September – five days before the Southern Hemisphere's spring equinox), the first since 1968 to be held in Latin America, and the first since 2000 (and third overall) to be held in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Map of the Venues



Olympic Torch


Tocha Olímpica by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr


Tocha Olímpica by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr

Paralympic Torch


Tocha Paralímpica Rio 2016 by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr


Tocha Paralímpica Rio 2016 by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr

Medals and Podium


Cerimômia de apresentação das medalhas olímpicas e paralímpicas Rio 2016 by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr


Parte de trás das medalhas by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr


Parte da frente das medalhas by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr


Medalhas Paralímpicos by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr

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Olympic Village

The Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Village is an accommodation center built to house all participating athletes, as well as officials and athletic trainers of the 2016 Summer Olympics. It is located in Barra da Tijuca, close to City of Sports Complex.

With a capacity of 17,950 people and a total of 3,604 apartments and 31 buildings, it is the biggest Olympic Villages in the history of the Olympic Games. It was 100% funded with private money.


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Vila Olímpica by Ministerio do Esporte, on Flickr


VILA OLÍMPICA DOS JOGOS RIO 2016, NA BARRA DA TIJUCA by Agência Brasil Fotografias, on Flickr


VILA OLÍMPICA DOS JOGOS RIO 2016, NA BARRA DA TIJUCA by Agência Brasil Fotografias, on Flickr


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Velodrome

Track Cycling Events

The Rio Olympic Velodrome, officially the Velódromo Municipal do Rio (Rio Municipal Velodrome), is a velodrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Originally built for the 2007 Pan American Games, it was refurbished to fit higher international standards for hosting the track cycling events in the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2016 Summer Paralympics.


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Parque Olímpico - Barra by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr


Velódromo by SETUR DF, on Flickr


Equipe de ciclismo da Holanda treina no Velódromo by Agência Brasil Fotografias, on Flickr


Equipe de ciclismo da Holanda treina no Velódromo by Agência Brasil Fotografias, on Flickr
 

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Olympic Tennis Center

Tennis/Wheelchair Tennis Events

The Olympic Tennis Center is a tennis venue located in the Barra Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca in the west zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The center will host tennis events of the 2016 Summer Olympics, and the wheelchair tennis events of the 2016 Summer Paralympics.


Rio2016 - Torcida by Comitê Paralímpico Brasileiro, on Flickr


Parque Olímpico - Barra by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr


Parque Olímpico - Barra by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr
 

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Olympic Aquatics Stadium

Swimming and Water Polo Events

Olympic Aquatics Stadium is a temporary structure located in the Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The venue will host the swimming events and water polo matches from men's last preliminary round to finals for the 2016 Summer Olympics, and the swimming events for the 2016 Summer Paralympics.


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Rio2016 - Torcida by Comitê Paralímpico Brasileiro, on Flickr
 

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Future Arena

Handball and Goalball Events

The Future Arena is a temporary sporting venue in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that will be used for handball at the 2016 Summer Olympics and goalball at the 2016 Summer Paralympics. After the games, the venue will be dismantled and reassembled as four schools.


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Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre

Diving, Synchronised Swimming and Water Polo Events

The Maria Lenk Aquatic Park is an aquatics centre that is part of the City of Sports Complex, in Barra da Tijuca, part of the investments of the city Rio de Janeiro to host the swimming, synchronized swimming and diving competitions of the 2007 Pan American Games. The name of the water park is a tribute to the Brazilian swimmer Maria Lenk, who died less than three months before its inauguration.


Parque Aquático Maria Lenk by SETUR DF, on Flickr


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Rio Olympic Arena

HSBC Arena is an indoor multi-purpose arena, located in the region of Barra da Tijuca, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is named for the London-based bank HSBC through a naming rights deal. The arena was completed in July 2007 and was first known as Arena Olímpica do Rio (Rio Olympic Arena), which it will be known by again during the 2016 Summer Olympics. The arena has a capacity of 14,981 people for sports and up to 18,768 for concerts.


Arena Rio by SETUR DF, on Flickr


Arena Rio by SETUR DF, on Flickr
 

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Olympic Golf Course

Golf Events

The Rio de Janeiro Olympic golf course is a new venue built for the golf tournaments of the 2016 Summer Olympics, within the Marapendi Natural Reserve in the Barra da Tijuca zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Golf by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr


Golf by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr



 

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Copacabana Cluster



Copacabana Arena

Beach Volleyball Events

The Copacabana Arena is a temporary sports venue built in the Copacabana Beach to host beach volleyball matches during the 2016 Olympic Games.


Arena do Vôlei de Praia - 11/08/2016 by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr


Dia01_VoleiPraia_ArenaCopacabana__MiriamJeske_060816_9872 by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr


Arena do Vôlei de Praia - 11/08/2016 by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr


Torcida by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr


FinalVoleiDePraia by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr
 

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Deodoro Cluster



Deodoro Olympic Park

Olympic Whitewater Canoe/Kayak slalom, Rugby Sevens, Modern Pentathlon, Field Hockey, Mountain Bike and BMX cycling Events

Youth Arena

Basketball and Fencing (Modern Pentathlon) Events


Arena da Juventude by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr

Deodoro Stadium

Rugby Sevens and Modern Pentathlon Events


Aéreas - Deodoro by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr

Field Hockey National Center and Modern Pentathlon Pool

Field Hockey Events


Aéreas - Deodoro by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr


Aéreas - Deodoro by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr

Modern Pentathlon Events


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National Equestrian Center

Equestrianism Events


Aéreas - Deodoro by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr

National Shooting Center

Shooting Events


Aéreas - Deodoro by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr
 

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Maracanã Cluster



Maracanã Stadium

Opening/Closing Ceremonies and Football Events


The Maracanã Stadium, also known as Maracanã, officially Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, is a football stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The stadium is part of a complex that includes an arena known by the name of Maracanãzinho, which means "The Little Maracanã" in Portuguese.

It was the main venue of the 2007 Pan American Games, hosting the football tournament and the opening and closing ceremonies. The Maracanã was partially rebuilt in preparation for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, and the 2014 World Cup. It will also be the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.


Estádio Maracanã by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr


Estádio Maracanã by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr
 

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Engenhão Olympic Stadium

Athletics and Football

The João Havelange Olympic Stadium is also scheduled to host the athletics competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2016 Summer Paralympics.


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Maracanãzinho Gymnasium

Volleyball Events


Ginásio Gilberto Cardoso, sometimes called just Maracanãzinho, is an indoor arena located in Maracanã in the north zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is used mostly for volleyball. The capacity of the arena is 11,800 and it was opened in 1954. It stands next to the Maracanã Stadium. It will host volleyball matches during 2016 Olympic Games.


Maracanazinho by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr


Maracanazinho by Jogos Rio 2016, on Flickr
 

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