The 2016 Rio Olympics are fast approaching, with the opening games occurring on August 5. Although there are reports of incomplete facilities, many of the stadiums and sporting locations are indeed finished—in fact, 15 of the venues already existed in some form.
With more than 30 locations spread over five different cities, this year's Olympics are incredibly expansive. To ease the navigation of this extraordinary event, or to give some geographic context as you spectate from your couch, we mapped every venue that will be used for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
While the stadiums for the soccer games are spread across the country, the venues within Rio are clustered in four areas: Barra Olympic Park will be the center of the games, with nine venues, plus the golf course and Olympic Village; The section in Deodoro, in the western part of the city, features five venues, including a new park area; the Copacabana zone will show off Rio's waterfront beauty, hosting beach volleyball, sailing, and other water sports; and the Maracanã area will host the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as soccer matches, in its eponymous stadium.
Points are ordered geographically, with sites in the four Olympic zones grouped together.Read More