New drone video takes viewers inside Barra Olympic Park, the heart of the Rio 2016 Games
Images show main venue cluster, which is almost complete and has been hosting test events since the end of last year23 Feb 2016
The Future Arena in the foreground, with the Carioca Arenas and Rio Olympic Velodrome behind, Olympic Aquatics Stadium to the left and Rio Olympic Arena top right.
By Rio 2016
Want to see what the main Rio 2016 Olympic Park looks like? A new video, shot by drone, takes you above and around Barra Olympic Park, the heart of the Games, even showing the inside of some of the newly constructed arenas.
The video, released by the Rio City Government, which is responsible for the construction works, shows the seven new venues that have been built at the main venue cluster: Carioca Arenas 1, 2 and 3; the Rio Olympic Velodrome; Olympic Tennis Centre; Future Arena; and the Olympic Aquatics Stadium. There are also two existing venues in the park: the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre and Rio Olympic Arena.
After the Games, the park will leave an important sporting, social and educational legacy to Rio, with facilities for high-performance sport, community use, a special Olympic high school and venues that can host major international events. The Future Arena, which will host handball and goalball during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, will be deconstructed and its parts used to build four public schools in the Rio. The Olympic Aquatics Stadium will also be dismounted and its parts used to build two swimming facilities in other parts of Brazil.
The video also shows the Main Press Centre (MPC) and International Broadcast Centre (IBC), the latter of which will be transformed into commercial buildings and accommodation for athletes using the legacy facilities, the city government said.
Sport fans from around the world can now buy their Paralympic tickets for Rio 2016 from authorised ticket resellers (ATRs).
The IPC’s Global ATR is Jet Set Sports, and Rio 2016 tickets and packages can be purchased on the CoSport website.
Residents of Brazil can buy 2016 Paralympics tickets directly from the Rio 2016 website.