The Rio 2016 olympic Events will be at Copacabana Beach, the Olympic Park which is being built at Barra, in Deodoro and at the Maracanã.
The Rio de Janeiro Games are being tag-lined as “A city leaps forward” and Brazilian children presented the video outlining the city’s plans to build venues and infrastructure.
The Games will be staged in four areas:
- Copacabana – Olympic: beach volleyball; rowing and canoe sprint/kayak; marathon swim; triathlon; sailing; race walk; road cycling. Paralympic: rowing and paracanoe; triathlon; sailing; marathon and road cycling.
- Barra – Olympic: basketball; taekwondo and judo; wrestling; handball; tennis; track cycling; diving, water polo; swimming and synchronised swimming; gymnastics, artistic, rhythmic and trampoline; boxing; table tennis; weightlifting; and badminton. Paralympic: wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby; judo and boccia; sitting volleyball; goalball; wheelchair tennis; track cycling; swimming; wheelchair basketball; table tennis; powerlifting.
- Deodoro – Olympic: equestrian; shooting; hockey; fencing; modern pentathlon, mountain-biking, BMX and canoe slalom; Paralympic: equestrian; shooting; football; wheelchair fencing;
- Maracanã – Olympic: marathon; archery; athletics; rugby; football; volleyball. Paralympic: archery; athletics.
Football will also be held in cities across the country – São Paulo, Brasília, Belo Horizonte and Salvador.
The famous Maracanã football stadium, the venue for the 1950 World Cup, is being redeveloped for the 2014 finals, which Brazil is also hosting, and the Rio 2016 olympic opening and closing ceremonies.