Venues of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics

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The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the "Games of the XXXI Olympiad", was an international multi-sport event held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 to August 21, 2016.[n 1][1]

Events took place at eighteen existing venues (eight of which require some redevelopment), nine new venues constructed for the Summer Games, and seven temporary venues which will be removed following the games.[2] Each event was held in one of four geographically segregated Olympic clusters: Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro, Engenho de Dentro and Maracanã. The same was done for the 2007 Pan American Games.[3][4] Several of the venues are located at the Barra Cluster Olympic Park.[2] The largest venue at the games in terms of seating capacity is the Estádio do Maracanã, officially known as Jornalista Mário Filho Stadium, which can hold 74,738 spectators and served as the official Olympic Stadium, hosting the opening and closing ceremonies as well as football finals.[2] In addition, five venues outside Rio de Janeiro hosted football events, in the cities of Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Manaus, Salvador and São Paulo.[2]

For the first time since the 1900 Summer Olympics, the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the Summer Olympics aren't being held in the same place as athletics events, and all gymnastics events will take place in the same arena.


A Existing (no permanent work required)
B Existing (permanent work required)
C Additional temporary (Games dependent)
D New permanent
New competition venues
Venue Sports Capacity
Carioca Arena 1 D Pictogram. Basketball 16,000
Carioca Arena 2 Pictogram. Judo and Pictogram. Wrestling 10,000
Carioca Arena 3 Pictogram. Fencing and Pictogram. Taekwondo
Olympic Aquatics Stadium Pictogram. Swimming, Pictogram. Synchronized swimming (play-offs) and Pictogram. Waterpolo (play-offs) 15,000
Olympic BMX Centre Pictogram. Cycling (BMX) 6,000
Olympic Golf Course Pictogram. Golf 20,000
Olympic Hockey Centre Pictogram. Field hockey 15,000 (10,000 court 1, 5,000 court 2)
Olympic Tennis Centre (Main Court) Pictogram. Tennis 19,750
Deodoro Olympic Whitewater Stadium Pictogram. Canoe/Kayak (slalom) 8,000
Rio Olympic Velodrome Pictogram. Cycling (track) 5,000
Youth Arena (Deodoro) Pictogram. Basketball (women's preliminary round), Pictogram. Modern pentathlon (fencing) 5,000
Existing competition venues
Venue Sports Capacity
Deodoro Aquatics Centre A Pictogram. Modern pentathlon (swimming) 2000
Maracanã Stadium A Ceremonies and Pictogram. Football (semifinal 2, finals) 74,738
Olympic Stadium (Engenhão) B Pictogram. Football (8 x group), Pictogram. Athletics (track and field) 60,000
Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon B Pictogram. Rowing, Pictogram. Canoe/Kayak (sprint) 14,000
Maracanãzinho Arena A Pictogram. Volleyball 12,000
Maria Lenk Aquatics Center B Pictogram. Diving, Pictogram. Synchronized swimming (group matches), Pictogram. Waterpolo (group matches) 6,500
Marina da Glória B Pictogram. Sailing 10,000
Olympic Equestrian Center B Pictogram. Equestrian 14,000
Olympic Shooting Center B Pictogram. Shooting TBD
Rio Olympic Arena (HSBC Arena) A Pictogram. Gymnastics 12,000
RiocentroPavilion 6 A Pictogram. Boxing 9,000
Riocentro – Pavilion 3 A Pictogram. Table tennis 7,000
Riocentro – Pavilion 4 A Pictogram. Badminton 6,500
Sambódromo B Pictogram. Archery, Pictogram. Athletics (marathon) 36,000
Temporary competition venues
Venue Sports Capacity
Copacabana Stadium C Pictogram. Beach volleyball 12,000
Deodoro Stadium C Pictogram. Modern pentathlon (riding, combined running and shooting), Pictogram. Rugby 15,000
Fort Copacabana C Pictogram. Marathon swimming, Pictogram. Cycling (road races), Triathlon 5,000
Future Arena C Pictogram. Handball 12,000
Mountain Bike Centre C Pictogram. Cycling (mountain biking) 5,000
Pontal C Pictogram. Athletics (racewalking), Pictogram. Cycling (time trials) 5,000
Riocentro – Pavilion 2 C Pictogram. Weightlifting 6,500
Competition venues outside Rio de Janeiro
Venue Sports Location Capacity
Mané Garrincha National Stadium A Pictogram. Football (8 x group, quarterfinals) Brasília, Distrito Federal 69,394
Mineirão Pictogram. Football (6 x group, quarterfinals, W semifinal, M 3rd place) Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais 58,170
Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova Pictogram. Football (8 x group, quarterfinals) Salvador, Bahia 51,700
Arena Corinthians Pictogram. Football (6 x group, quarterfinals, M semifinal, W 3rd place) São Paulo, São Paulo 48,234
Arena da Amazônia Pictogram. Football (6 x group) Manaus, Amazonas 40,549


^ 1. Although the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics occurred on 5 August, football matches began on 3 August.[2]


  1. ^ Rio de Janeiro Elected As 2016 Host City, Copenhagen, Denmark: (IOC), October 2, 2009, retrieved December 2, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Sports and Venues" (PDF), Rio de Janeiro 2016 Candidate File (PDF), vol. 2, (BOC), February 16, 2009, pp. 10–11, archived from the original (PDF) on May 23, 2013, retrieved December 2, 2009.
  3. ^ "Introduction" (PDF), Rio de Janeiro 2016 Candidate File (PDF), vol. 1, London, United Kingdom: (BOC), February 16, 2009, archived from the original (PDF) on March 20, 2009, retrieved May 5, 2009.
  4. ^ Rio 2007 Pan Am Games Get Debriefed Ahead Of 2016 Bid, Toronto, Canada: (GamesBids), March 9, 2008, archived from the original on October 23, 2008, retrieved May 5, 2009.

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