Sport Week: Boccia venue at Rio 2016

Spectators can watch the sport 10-16 September in the Carioca Arena 2 venue. 30 Mar 2016
View of the construction site of the Carioca Arena 1,2 and 3

View of the construction site of the Carioca Arena 1,2 and 3

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Boccia at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will be contested in the Carioca Arena 2, located in the Barra Olympic Park that is west of Rio de Janeiro.

The arena is conveniently located five minutes from the Olympic and Paralympic Village. During the Olympic Games, it will host judo and wrestling, then boccia during the Paralympic Games. After the Games, it will be part of the Olympic Training Centre (OTC).

The Barra Olympic Park has the largest concentration of Games venues among the four clusters, and is also home of the Athletes' Park and International Broadcasting Centre-Main Press Centre complex.

Boccia competition gets underway 10-16 September.


Helpful links

Rio 2016 venue map and how to get to the venue



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.