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Barra Olympic Park, heart of the Rio 2016 Games, more than 90 per cent complete

Rio de Janeiro’s city government has provided its monthly update on the construction of new venues for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, showing that work at Barra Olympic Park, the main competition cluster, is now 92 per cent complete (up from 89 per cent last month). The city government’s figures showed that 12 venues across the two Olympic Parks are at least 90 per cent complete, compared with six last month.

In Barra, good progress was recorded at the Olympic Aquatics Centre (94 per cent complete, up from 89 per cent last month), Future Arena (96 per cent, up from 87 per cent), Olympic Tennis Centre (80 per cent, up from 74 per cent) and Rio Olympic Velodrome (70 per cent, up from 65 per cent). Meanwhile, work on the athletes’ village is now 97 per cent complete, up from 91 per cent last month.


Work is also progressing well at Deodoro Olympic Park, the second largest competition cluster, where work on two venues – the BMX and mountain bike courses – is complete, while the canoe slalom course is now 98 per cent finished, up from 85 per cent last month.


The Rio de Janeiro city government, which is managing the construction works, provided the venue-by-venue percentages and photos below:
Carioca Arena 1 – 94%
Carioca Arena 2 – 96%
Carioca Arena 3 – 97%
Rio Olympic Velodromo – 70%
Olympic Tennis Centre – 80%
Future Arena – 96%
Olympic Aquatics Stadium – 94%
International Broadcast Centre – 97%
Main Press Centre – 90%
Hotel – 84%

Olympic and Paralympic Village – 97%
Olympic Golf Course – 98%

Mountain Bike Centre – 100%
Olympic BMX Centre – 100%
Whitewater Stadium – 98%
Youth Arena – 68%


All photos except Carioca Arenas: Rio City Government/Renato Sette Camara
Carioca Arenas photo – Rio City Government/Dhani Borges