The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are scheduled to kick off on August 5th, 2016. Fans of the Games are extremely interested in the 2016 game venues and zones where the action will be taking place during the Olympics. Although the majority of the sporting events will take place in Rio, there are several additional locations throughout Brazil that will be holding sporting events as well. All of the locations around the country also feature a number of things to do when not checking out the action to include hiking, checking out the beaches, or taking guided trips into the rain forests around the country. Brazil will be the first country in South America to host the Olympics, and if you are looking for the printable Olympics schedule, we have that posted here for you to use. We also have specific event schedules posted here for you to enjoy the Games.
What are the Rio Olympics Zones and Venues?
The Barra Zone is located in the western portion of Rio and is in one of the most affluent sections of the city. In addition to the amazing views of the mountains, large amounts of greenspace, and pristine beaches, the zone includes both the Olympic Village and the Rio Olympic Park. There will be 20 different sports disciplines to include diving, basketball, and swimming that take place in the venues located in the zone during the Olympics.
The Copacabana Zone is one of the more famously known areas in Rio. The area is known for its open-air cafes, nightlife, and its long stretch of beach. The zone includes the Copacabana Stadium that will be host of the beach volleyball games. It also includes: Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas for rowing and cayak/canoe sprint, and Fort Copacabana, where the rowing competitions will take place. Other sports that will take place in the zone include: cycling, triathlon, and swimming (open water).
The Maracanã Zone is located just north of Copacabana. It is near downtown Rio and the Rio de Janeiro State University. Other features in the area include the bicycle path and the promenade. Maracanã Stadium will be the site of the opening and closing ceremonies and also includes the João Havelange Stadium and Maracanãzinho Arena. Sporting events that will be held in the area will be athletics, football, and volleyball.
Located in the western part of Rio and north of the Barra Zone is the Deodora Zone. It is the most rural of all four sporting event zones and is popular with the younger population in Rio. Some of the notable venues in the zone include the X Park and National Equestrian Center. The zone will host equestrian and extreme sports events during the Olympics.
Rio Olympics Venues and Zones
|Reserva Marapendi Golf Course||Golf|
|Rio Olympic Park – Olympic Hall 1||Basketball|
|Rio Olympic Park – Olympic Hall 2||Judo|
|Rio Olympic Park – Olympic Hall 3||Wrestling|
|Rio Olympic Park – Olympic Hall 4||Handball|
|Rio Olympic Park – Olympic Tennis Center||Tennis|
|Rio Olympic Park – Rio Olympic Velodrome||Track Cycling|
|Rio Olympic Park – Maria Lenk Aquatic Center||Diving|
|Rio Olympic Park – Olympic Aquatics Stadium||Swimming|
|Rio Olympic Park – Rio Olympic Arena||Artistic Gymnastics|
|Riocentro – Pavilion 2||Weightlifting|
|Riocentro – Pavilion 3||Table Tennis|
|Riocentro – Pavilion 4||Badminton|
|Riocentro – Pavilion 6||Boxing|
|Lagoa Rodrigo De Freitas||Rowing|
|Copacabana Stadium||Beach Volleyball|
|Marina De Glória||Sailing|
|Flamengo Park||Race Walk|
|João Havelange Stadium||Athletics|
|Julio de Lamare Aquatic Park||Water Polo|
|National Equestrian Center||Equestrian Eventing|
|National Shooting Center||Shooting|
|Olympic Hockey Center||Hockey|
|Rugby & Modern Pentathlon Arena||Modern Pentathlon|
|X Park – Olympic Mountain Bike Park||Mountain Bike Cycling|
|X Park – Olympic Whitewater Stadium||Canoe-Kayak Slalom|
|X Park – Olympic BMX Center||BMX Cycling|
|Other Host Cities|
|São Paulo – São Paulo Stadium||Football|
|Belo Horizonte – Mineirão Stadium||Football|
|Brasília – Brasília National Stadium||Football|
|Salvador – Fonte Nova Stadium||Football|