Sport Week: Powerlifting venue profile

The Riocentro- Pavillion 2 will host 20 medal events between 8-14 September. 24 Jun 2016
Riocentro is the city's main exhibition and convention centre and it is located near the Olympic Park.

Riocentro is the city's main exhibition and convention centre and it is located near the Olympic Park.

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The Riocentro - Pavilion 2, which measures 11,500 square metres, was retrofitted for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

From 8-14 September it will host the world’s strongest Paralympians for powerlifting competition across 20 medal events.

Riocentro is a bigger zone consisting of six pavilions, three of which are being used for Rio 2016.

Normally an exhibition and trade show space, it is adjacent to the Barra Olympic Park and International Broadcast Centre.

It is a short journey from the fully accessible Riocentro BRT station. It is also near to the Centro Olimpico station.

During the Para powerlifting competitions the venue will arranged in an amphitheatre style setting, placing the lifting platform at centre stage and giving spectators a fantastic view of the action.

Sessions begin at either 10:00, 13:00 or 16:00 every day and each will feature medal events.

Riocentro – Pavillion 2 will open 1.5 hours before the start of each session. Entry during competition is allowed, but you may have to wait for a break before you can get in.

Useful links

Rio 2016’s spectator guide to powerlifting

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.