The Brazilian Ministry of Sport has released new images and a video showing the progress being made at Barra Olympic Park and Deodoro Olympic Park, the two largest venue clusters for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Captured in August, the images show the Olympic Parks taking shape as preparations enter the final straight with just under one year until the Opening Ceremony. The Brazilian federal government website for the Games also provided information on construction progress, based on information provided by the Rio city government, which is responsible for the construction.
Below are updates on venues where Paralympic sports will be held.
BARRA OLYMPIC PARK
Carioca Arena 1
Sports: wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby
The roof has been finished and work is being finalised on the permanent stands. Work on internal walls, elevators and changing rooms is ongoing.
Carioca Arena 3
The roof has been finished, as has the work on the natural lighting system and elevators. Guard rails, internal walls and temporary seating are being installed.
Olympic Tennis Centre
Sports: wheelchair tennis, football 5-a-side
Construction of the main concrete bowl has been completed and work on the metallic roof is in the final stages. The second layer of asphalt on the main court has been laid, leaving only the painting of the court.
Rio Olympic Velodrome
Sports: track cycling
The metallic structure and concrete levels are being mounted and access ramps are being finalised. Work on the plumbing system is progressing well.
The main structure is completed. Owing to the venue’s temporary nature, the seats will be rented and installed closer to the test event next year. The venue has already staged a goalball match, and after the Games the arena will be dismantled and its parts used to construct four public schools.
Olympic Aquatics Stadium
The metallic frame of the stands has been completed, while work on the roof and inner areas are ongoing. Construction of the competition pool is at an advanced stage.
Rio Olympic Arena (existing venue)
Sports: wheelchair basketball
The venue is ready and only requires some adaptations, which will start later this year.
DEODORO OLYMPIC PARK
Olympic Shooting Centre (existing venue)
Among the areas being renovated are the facade, bathrooms, public walkway, electric installations and stands. Olympic Equestrian Centre (existing venue)
The renovation of the covered ring and one of the training areas has been finished, while work on three more training courses is being finalised.
Sports: wheelchair fencing
Work on the metal structure, roof and pre-moulded stands has been completed. Work is ongoing on the pavements, ramps, floors, changing rooms and technical areas.
Sports: football 7-a-side
Earthworks are underway on this temporary venue.