Rio Olympics 2016

The Olympic and Paralympic Games come to Brazil in 2016

Rio Olympics 2016

The Olympic Games

In 2016, The Olympics Games, the biggest sporting event on the planet comes to Brazil.

Hot on the heels of the the hugely successful World Cup in 2014, Brazil promises to deliver another sporting spectacular. Unlike with the World Cup the Olympic games will be mainly located in Rio de Janeiro.

It will be the first time that the Olympic Games will be held in South America.

There will be 42 different sports being contested in Rio 2016 including 2 new additions to the Games; golf and rugby, neither of which have appeared at the Olympics for over 90 years.

When are the games?

The Rio Olympics 2016 will last from 5th – 21st August 2016.

The Venues

There will be 33 competition venues during the games which will be spread across four different regions of the city. The football tournament will also take place in Sao Paulo, Salvador, Brasilia and Belo Horizonte.

Barra

Located in the west of the city, Barra da Tijuca is an upmarket neighbourhood which will host the majority of the games and most of the new infrastructure is being built here. The sports taking place in Barra are as follows;

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Diving
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics (Artistic)
  • Gymnastics (Rhythmic)
  • Gymnastics (Trampoline)
  • Handball
  • Judo
  • Synchronised Swimming
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Track Cycling
  • Trampolining
  • Water Polo
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling

Copacabana

Located in the heart of the Zona Sul, the world famous Copacabana will host a number of water based events and of course the beach volleyball which it is perhaps infamous for. The sports taking place in Copacabana are as follows;

  • Athletics
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Canoe Spring
  • Open Water Swimming
  • Road Cycling
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Triathlon

Deodoro

Deodoro is in the north of Rio de Janeiro where a number of new purpose built areas are being built. The sports taking place in Deodoro are as follows;

  • Basketball
  • BMX Cycling
  • Canoe Slalom
  • Equestrian Dressage
  • Equestrian Eventing
  • Equestrian Jumping
  • Hockey
  • Modern Pentathlon
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rugby
  • Shooting

Maracanã

The Maracanã is world famous as a football stadium where the final of the 2014 World Cup was held. It is here that the showpiece 100 metres final will take place and in the neighbouring sports centre a number of other events will be contested too. The sports taking place in Maracanã are as follows;

  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Tickets

Tickets to the Olympic Games have been on sale through an online ballot via the official ticket re-seller in your region of the world. In the UK this is Co-Sport which is the only official agency which can sell individual tickets.

You can find out about ticket prices here.

Accommodation

Tickets and hotels in combination can be bought through us. These can be viewed on the Co-Sport website.

The majority of other hotels are under the control of the International Olympic Committee which is due to release its allocation of rooms in October.

Prior to that time we do have access to a few hotels with very specific check-in / check-out dates which can be found here.

 

The Paralympic Games

When are the games?

The Rio Paralympics 2016 will last from 7th – 18th September 2016.

There will be 23 different sports being contested in Rio 2016 including 2 new additions to the Games; paracanoe and paratriathlon.

The Venues

There will be 20 competition venues during the games which will be spread across four different regions of the city.

Barra

The Paralympic sports taking place in Barra are as follows;

  • Boccia
  • Five-a-side Football
  • Goalball
  • Judo
  • Paracycling (track)
  • Powerlifting
  • Sitting Volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Wheelchair Rugby
  • Wheelchair Tennis

Copacabana

The Paralympic sports taking place in Copacabana are as follows;

  • Athletics
  • Paracanoe
  • Paracycling (road)
  • Paratriathlon
  • Rowing
  • Sailing

Deodoro

The Paralympic sports taking place in Deodoro are as follows;

  • Equestrian Dressage
  • 7-a-side Football
  • Shooting
  • Wheelchair Fencing

Maracanã

The Paralympic sports taking place in Maracanã are as follows;

  • Archery
  • Athletics

Tickets

Tickets to the Paralympic Games 2016 will be sold in an online ballot and available for sale in early 2015.

 

Tours to the Olympic Games

It will be a great time to visit Rio de Janeiro on a holiday to Brazil during the Olympic Games.

Unlike the World Cup when the events were spread all over Brazil and caused a few logistics headaches, with the Olympics being focussed in Rio it should make travel elsewhere in Brazil a lot more accessible.

We will be able to arrange a number of tours around Brazil at this time as well as hard to find accommodation in the Olympic city, including luxury hotels and private villas.

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