Para rowing events at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games will be contested at the Lagoa Stadium, located in the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, one of the city’s famous landmarks in the south of the city centre.
The lagoon is overlooked by the famous Christ the Redeemer statue and the Tijuca forest.
The Lagoa Stadium can be reached via the Jardim de Alah station (about 830m from the venue) or Nosa Senhora da Paz station (1,400m). Both stations are accessible. There is also an accessible auxiliary shuttle service available that departs from Nossa Senhora da Paz Station.
Previous events hosted by the venue include the 2007 Pan-American Games and the 2015 World Rowing Junior Championships which served as a Test Event for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. A new finish tower was also constructed for the 2016 Games. The venue is shared by the Olympic rowing and canoe competitions, and will also host the Para canoe events.
Para rowing events will be held Friday to Sunday (9-11 September).
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