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The VENUES

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THOUGH ALSO CONTESTED IN THREE OTHER CLUSTERS AROUND THE CITY, THE GAMES ARE CENTERED INOLYMPIC PARK,HOME TO 32 VENUES AND 42 SPORTS

RIOCENTRO

Badminton, boxing, table tennis, weightlifting

If you are looking for variety, this collection of six pavilions is the place to be.

AQUATICS STADIUM

Swimming, water polo

The arena has 15,000 tiny holes on its exterior to keep fans and swimmers cool.

FUTURE ARENA

Team handball

After the Games, this venue will be converted into four public schools.

ARENA CARIOCAS 1, 2 & 3

Basketball, fencing, judo, taekwondo, wrestling

The exteriors of the arenas were inspired by the mountains of Rio.

TENNIS CENTER

Matches will be played on 16 hard courts. Half, including center court, are permanent.

VELODROME

Track cycling

Due to a switch in contractors, this venue was the last completed (June). As a result it hosted no test events.

RIO OLYMPIC ARENA

Gymnastics

For the first time, all three gymnastics disciplines—artistic, rhythmic and trampoline—will be held under the same roof.

MARIA LENK AQUATICS CENTRE

Diving, synchronized swimming, water polo

Constructed for the 2007 Pan-Am Games, this building was renovated for the Olympics.

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COPACABANA STADIUM

Beach volleyball

If the sandy version of the sport wasn't born here, it should have been. A temporary structure, the arena will be dismantled after the Games.

DEODORO

BMX, equestrian, field hockey, modern pentathlon, mountain biking, rugby, shooting, whitewater

Linked to the Olympic Park zone by a new highway (the TransOlimpica), this cluster in the north is built at an army riding school.

FORT COPACABANA

Open water swimming, road cycling, triathlon

On the opposite end of the beach from the hotels of Copacabana, this old military base creates a striking setting.

LAGOA RODRIGO DE FREITAS

Canoeing, rowing

The best vistas of the Games will be had at this lagoon in the center of the city.

MARACANÃ

Opening and closing ceremonies, soccer, indoor volleyball

Opened in 1950, the fabled Brazilian soccer stadium will host another memorable occasion when the cauldron is lit on Aug. 5. A neighboring arena hosts indoor volleyball.

MARINA DE GLORIA

Sailing

Superbacteria, medical waste and human remains—the bay has it all, including stirring competition! Races will be near enough to shore for spectators to take them in.

OLYMPIC GOLF COURSE

Golf

The links-like track will open to the public after the Games.

OLYMPIC STADIUM

Track and field

Paul McCartney and Justin Bieber have performed here, but on Aug. 13 the stage will belong to Usain Bolt.

SAMBADROME

Archery, marathon finish

The centerpiece of Carnival, this venue can seat 90,000, as it does for the annual parade.