Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Sport week: Judo venue at Rio 2016

The sport will be contested in the Carioca Arena 3. 01 Jun 2016
Outside view of a venue

Carioca Arena 3 will be a central part of the post-Games legacy in Barra Olympic Park

ⒸRio City Government/Beth Santos

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games judo events will take place in the Carioca Arena 3, located in the Barra Olympic Park, the cluster with the largest concentration of venues.

The Carioca Arena 3 was unveiled on 6 March 2016 and has 10,000 seats, offering the highest standards of accessibility for athletes and spectators.

Once the Rio Games are over, it will become a sports-focused school with 24 classrooms, plus science and media labs, and space for 1,000 students.

Judo will be contested from 8-10 September, with seven men’s (-60kg, -66kg, -73kg, -81kg, -90kg, -100kg and 100+kg) and six women’s (-48kg, -52kg, -57kg, -63kg, -70kg and 70+kg) medal events and 132 athletes going into battle.

The Carioca Arena 3 will host fencing and taekwondo during the Olympic Games.

Editor’s note: Each sport on the Rio 2016 Paralympic programme will have a dedicated week of featured content published on Every week a new sport will be featured and the series will run until September’s Games, helping the public understand more about the 22 sports being contested in Rio.


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.