Located in the southwestern part of the city, the Barra Zone will be the major centre of the Games, featuring Rio Olympic Park as well as the Olympic Village and the International Broadcast Centre/Main Press Centre.
Rio Olympic Park Venues
Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre
Built for the 2007 Pan American Games, it will host diving and synchronized swimming with a seating capacity for 5300 spectators. The facility was named in honour of Brazilian swimmer Lenk, who at Los Angeles 1932 became the first South American woman to compete at the Olympic Games.
Olympic Aquatics Stadium
Hosting swimming and water polo, it will accommodate 18,000 spectators in temporary seats within a permanent structure.
Rio Olympic Arena
Built for the 2007 Pan American Games, it is certified as Rio’s largest indoor arena with a seating capacity of 12,000 and will host artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline.
Rio Olympic Velodrome
The new track cycling venue with seating for 5000 will be an integral part of the Olympic Training Centre, one of the Rio 2016 legacies.
Olympic Tennis Centre
A total of 16 courts across a nine hectare site will be a legacy of Rio 2016. The Central Court will seat 10,000 with another 5000 seats on Court 1, 3000 seats on Court 2 and 250 seats on all other courts.
Olympic Halls 1-4
There are four halls that will be part of the Olympic Training Centre, which post-Games will offer 40,000msq of indoor facilities for 12 Olympic sports as well as nutrition, physiotherapy and medical facilities, unprecedented in South America. Hall 1 will host basketball with a seating capacity of 16,000. Hall 2 will host judo and taekwondo with a seating capacity of 10,000. Hall 3 will host wrestling with a seating capacity of 10,000. Hall 4 will host handball with a seating capacity of 12,000.
Non-Rio Olympic Park Venues
There are four pavilions in Rio’s premier convention centre that will each host a sport. Pavilion 2 will seat 9000 spectators for boxing. Pavilion 3 will seat 5000 spectators for table tennis. Pavilion 4 will seat 6500 for badminton. Pavilion 6 will seat 6500 for weightlifting.
Reserva Marapendi Golf Course
To be constructed in the Marapendi Environmental Protection Area, it will become a public facility post-Games to further develop golf in Brazil. It will accommodate 25,000 spectators during the Games.