Barra Olympic Park, heart of the Rio 2016 Games, 95 per cent complete

New images of two main venue clusters illustrate strong construction progress after year in which test events began. 01 Jan 2016
The Olympic Tennis Centre hosted the first competition in Barra Olympic Park.

The Olympic Tennis Centre hosted the first competition in Barra Olympic Park in December 2015.

ⒸRio City Government/Ricardo Sette Camara
By Rio 2016

The Rio City Government, which is project managing construction of two main venue clusters – the Olympic Parks in Barra and Deodoro - for the Rio 2016 Games, has announced they are both near completion.

Barra Olympic Park – which will be the heart of Games with its nine venues (seven new, two existing) hosting 16 Olympic and nine Paralympic sports, alongside the Main Press Centre and the International Broadcast Centre – is now 95 per cent complete. It staged its first competition, the tennis test event in December 2015 at the same time shining a light on the sporting, educational and social legacy that the Games will leave.

See where the sports will take place with our venues map.

To see more images of the park, please click here.

The Olympic and Paralympic Village, which will host nearly 15,000 athletes, is 97 per cent ready.

Deodoro Olympic Park has hosted six test events this year, including one each at the newly built BMX, mountain bike and canoe slalom venues that comprise the X-Park. Part of the X-Park was opened in December 2015 as a free public leisure facility, serving 10 underprivileged neighbourhoods close to Deodoro Olympic Park, where construction began in July 2014.

The city government said that work on the three X-Park venues is 100 per cent complete, while the Olympic Hockey Centre is 99 per cent ready and the Youth Arena (that will host preliminary basketball games, modern pentathlon and wheelchair fencing) is 75 per cent complete. Deodoro Olympic Park also features three existing venues (for shooting, equestrian and modern pentathlon swimming) and will have a temporary venue, the Deodoro stadium, which will host rugby sevens, modern pentathlon and football 7-a-side.

Check out the latest venue numbers and photos from the Rio City Government:

Barra Olympic Park: 95%

• Carioca Arena 1: 96%

• Carioca Arena 2: 97%

• Carioca Arena 3: 98%

• Rio Olympic Velodrome: 76%

• Olympic Tennis Centre: 90%

• Future Arena: 100%

• Olympic Aquatics Stadium: 96%

• International Broadcast Centre: 100%

• Main Press Centre: 92%

• Hotel: 88%

Olympic and Paralympic Village: 97%

Deodoro Olympic Park

• Mountain Bike Centre:100%

• Olympic BMX Centre: 100%

• Whitewater Stadium: 100%

• Olympic Hockey Centre: 99%

• Youth Arena: 75%

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will take place between 7-18 September. Tickets for the Games are now on-sale and 94 per cent of them are priced USD 23 or less. To buy, please visit Rio 2016's website or for those outside of Brazil please click here.