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First seats installed at Olympic Park

Author imageAOC04 Jun 2015
First seats installed at Olympic Park
VENUES: With just over 14 months to go until the 2016 Olympic Games kick off in Rio the first seats have been installed at Barra Olympic Park.

VENUES: With just over 14 months to go until the 2016 Olympic Games kick off in Rio the first seats have been installed at Barra Olympic Park. 

Carioca Arena 3, which will host fencing and taekwondo during the Olympic Games and judo during the Paralympic Games, will have all its 10,000 blue and green seats in place by the end of June.

Shortly afterwards, the seating will be installed in Carioca Arena 1, which will host basketball, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby, and Carioca Arena 2, which will stage Olympic judo and wrestling, plus boccia during the Paralympic Games.

The metallic roof of Carioca Arena 3 is complete and installation of the 285 wooden beams that will form part of its facade began in January. The sinuous aluminium sections that interlock between the beams are also being installed.

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