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Deodoro Arena

Capacity: 5,000

Events: Fencing

National Equestrian Centre

Capacity: 14,000

Events: Equestrian

National Shooting Centre

Capacity: 6,850

Events: Shooting

Olympic BMX Centre

Capacity: 6,000

Events: Cycling (BMX)

Deodoro Modern Pentathlon Park

Capacity: 20,000

Events: Modern Pentathlon

Olympic Mountain Bike Centre

Capacity: 5,000

Events: Cycling (Mountain Bike)

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Deodoro seems to be the "less important" cluster of all. The sports events that will take place are the ones that are usually further from the city center, with the exception of fencing. I'm surprised Riocentro, in the Barra cluster, wasn't chosen for fencing.

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why is this section of Rio called the "DEODORANT" cluster? Is that where the deodorant factories are located? laugh.gif

In Portuguese sounds even more funny, believe me! laugh.giflaugh.giflaugh.gif

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Oh, is that like "Onedoro" (i.e., toilet or sewage)?

We say "Desodorante",

but Odor means smell, so Desodoro means "I take the smell off" Cluster!!! LOL!!! laugh.gif

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Deodoro seems to be the "less important" cluster of all. The sports events that will take place are the ones that are usually further from the city center, with the exception of fencing. I'm surprised Riocentro, in the Barra cluster, wasn't chosen for fencing.

Most of the venues in the Deodoro cluster are inside a big compound of training, housing and operational facilities of the Brazilian armed forces. It is known as the Military Village. The sports events which are going to happen there are exactly the ones which have more participants linked to the Brazilian army, such as fencing, equestrian and shooting, as well as modern pentathlon, which includes these events. These facilities are going to be used by the Brazilian army after the games, that's why fencing was put there...

Since it is also in a district which is distant from the city center and it has a lot of open space, with elevations, it is also a perfect spot to build facilities to BMX, Mountain Bike and Slalon Canoe and Kayaking.

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why is this section of Rio called the "DEODORANT" cluster? Is that where the deodorant factories are located? :lol:

Marshal Manuel Deodoro da Fonseca became the first president of the Republic of Brazil after heading a military coup that deposed Emperor Pedro II.

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Marshal Manuel Deodoro da Fonseca became the first president of the Republic of Brazil after heading a military coup that deposed Emperor Pedro II.

A peaceful coup, no war, no fights, no revolutions...

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Rio de Janeiro City Hall presents Deodoro’s conceptual design for the Games Competitions in 11 Olympic and four Paralympic sports will be held at the site. Construction begins in 2014

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On Wednesday, the 6th, Rio de Janeiro City Hall presented the conceptual design of Deodoro Olympic Park, where competitions in 11 Olympic and four Paralympic sports will be held at Games time. Construction is scheduled to start in 2014 and finish in the first half of 2016. Venues built for the Rio 2007 Pan American Games, like Lieutenant Guilherme Paraense National Shooting Centre, General Eloy Menezes National Equestrian Centre and the swimming pool used for Modern Pentathlon events will be adapted and used at the Olympics.
Three new permanent venues will be built: the Deodoro Arena (Fencing and Basketball), the BMX track and the Canoe Slalom course. The existing Hockey fields will be replaced to meet the requirements of the sport’s international federation. The Mountain Bike course and the Modern Pentathlon and Rugby Arena (where Modern Pentathlon’s equestrian events as well as the combined event of running and shooting will take place) will both be temporary.
Just like the other Olympic venues, the project was based on three criteria: economy, simplicity and practicality. Deodoro Arena, for instance, will have 5 thousand places at Games time, but only 2 thousand will be permanent and this will reduce maintenance costs. The venue will be built with a modular structure so that dismantling the temporary part will be easier.
So that Canoe Slalom competitions could take place at Deodoro Olympic Park, as initially planned, the venue’s area was reduced by 40% and the design has been simplified, reducing construction costs and, mainly, post-event maintenance. The project has been approved by the International Canoe Federation (ICF).
After the Games, the Canoe Slalom course and BMX track will be part of the future X-Park in Deodoro. The Park's facilities are expected to be used for both high performance athletes’ training and the general public’s leisure activities. The site may still include other sporting equipment.
The conceptual design also included environmental improvements, in the area of Marangá River, like sanitation, riverbank recovery and delimitation of reforestation areas in the surroundings.
Deodoro Olympic Park’s conceptual project was designed by Consortium Vigliecca Marobal, which was hired after a bidding competition held by Rio de Janeiro State Government. The group is also responsible for the preparation of the basic and executive projects that adapt the venues for the celebration and operation of the Olympic and Paralympic Games as well as for the legacy to the city. The Federal Government will be responsible for the investment.
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Work starts on Deodoro Olympic Park, the second largest Rio 2016 venue cluster Nine venues, including some built for 2007 Pan-American Games, will host 11 Olympic and four Paralympic sports

Rio’s city government announced on Thursday (3 July) that work has begun on the construction of Deodoro Olympic Park, the second largest cluster of Rio 2016 Games venues. Three of the nine venues in the complex already exist, a legacy of the 2007 Pan-American Games and the 2011 World Military Games. Deodoro will host 11 Olympic and four Paralympic sports when Rio stages the first edition of the Games in South America.

“This is a very important day,” said Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman. “We are very proud to see work start on Deodoro Olympic Park. It underlines the important legacy that the Pan-American Games left to Rio, and the new confidence in the success of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Today, Brazil has a highly positive image due to the FIFA World Cup and I’m certain that our Games will be no different.”

The three existing venues – the National Shooting Centre, National Equestrian Centre and Modern Pentathlon Aquatics Centre – will be renovated, while four new permanent venues – the Deodoro Arena, Olympic Hockey Centre, Olympic BMX Centre and Olympic Whitewater Stadium – will form part of the sporting legacy that the Games will leave for the city. Two other temporary structures will also be created – the Rugby and Modern Pentathlon Arena, and the Olympic Mountain Bike Park. Click on this map to see which sports will be in which venues in the Deodoro Olympic Park.

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Artists' impressions show how the Deodoro venues will look once work is completed (Photo: Rio 2016/Patricia da Matta)

After the Games, the Olympic BMX Centre and Olympic Whitewater Stadium will form the X-Park, an action sports complex that will be used by high-performance athletes and the general public.

For the tender process, the Deodoro site was divided into two regions, separated by a railway line. The works, coordinated by the Rio city government, have started in the north region, which includes eight venues – all except for the National Equestrian Centre. Construction in the south region, where the three equestrian disciplines (dressage, jumping and eventing) will take place, will begin by August. The Deodoro Olympic Park works are due to be completed in the first half of 2016.

With work well underway on the main Olympic Park, in Barra da Tijuca, preparations for the Games are gaining momentum with just over two years to go until the opening ceremony on 5 August 2016. Meanwhile, 38 per cent of the permanent venues are already in operation.

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I just came to post it, but Gotosy, as always, is the fastest mouse clicker in the west!

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Concepts for the Deodoro Park (60% ready)

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Well, FWIW the artist's impressions look really nice. Hopefully the venues turn out to look just as good.

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I figured you'd see work pick up on the Rio Olympics once the World Cup drew to a close. Deodoro plan seems logical especially incorporating the whitewater course into part of a larger X sports park. I suppose we could see an X Games in Rio's future. Two criticisms. First, 5,000 seats at the Deodoro Arena seems awfully small for basketball especially in a country where basketball has a following. Do they still plan to have basketball games at the Olympic Training Center in Barra or will they move those to the HSBC Arena? Second, was there not a stadium that could've been used for rugby? I remember a while back a discussion of holding rugby at the Joao Havelange Stadium after the athletics competition concluded.

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I figured you'd see work pick up on the Rio Olympics once the World Cup drew to a close. Deodoro plan seems logical especially incorporating the whitewater course into part of a larger X sports park. I suppose we could see an X Games in Rio's future. Two criticisms. First, 5,000 seats at the Deodoro Arena seems awfully small for basketball especially in a country where basketball has a following. Do they still plan to have basketball games at the Olympic Training Center in Barra or will they move those to the HSBC Arena? Second, was there not a stadium that could've been used for rugby? I remember a while back a discussion of holding rugby at the Joao Havelange Stadium after the athletics competition concluded.

Deodoro Arena is a secondary venue for the preliminary rounds I believe and will also be used for modern pentathlon. All other matches including the medal rounds will be at the OTC. And the athletics competition always ends in the stadium on the last Saturday, so rugby would have been held prior to the athletics. But I like the solution that they have because you get consistent use out of one venue for two sports that only have two day competition periods.

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Self explanatory video abour Deodoro Cluster

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I don't get why Deodoro Arena is gonna be used for Basketball, especially since they are also building a larger arena specifically for the sport in the Olympic Park. London hosted all the preliminary games at the Basketball Arena and It went well. I'm not sure having the tournament being split between two venues, including one quite far from the Olympic Village, is great for the athletes.

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I don't get why Deodoro Arena is gonna be used for Basketball, especially since they are also building a larger arena specifically for the sport in the Olympic Park. London hosted all the preliminary games at the Basketball Arena and It went well. I'm not sure having the tournament being split between two venues, including one quite far from the Olympic Village, is great for the athletes.

No, another venue is needed for most of the team sport. London was hosting games at 10:30 at night. An extra basketball arena, field hockey pitch and beach volleyball court will help prevent that.

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No, another venue is needed for most of the team sport. London was hosting games at 10:30 at night. An extra basketball arena, field hockey pitch and beach volleyball court will help prevent that.

London was hosting games at 10:30 because they wanted to have something to put on TV at that hour.

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Rio 2016 canoe slalom course undergoes innovative model testing in Czech Republic
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The model has allowed researchers to test the water's behaviour in relation to the obstacles (Photo: Whitewater Parks International)

A scale model of the Rio 2016 Olympic canoe slalom course, a key element of the X-Park that will be located within the Deodoro Olympic Park, has undergone extensive testing in a laboratory at Prague’s Czech Technical University. Commissioned by specialist whitewater designers John Felton and Bob Campbell, whose US-based company was behind the London 2012 slalom course design, the 1:13 model (one 13th the size of the real thing) has helped to confirm that the Rio course will meet Olympic technical specifications.

For the first time, obstacles were magnetically attached to the model’s metal base plates, allowing the research team, led by Czech world champion father-and-son canoeists Jaroslav Pollert Senior and Junior, to quickly reposition them and better observe the water flow in a range of scenarios (see a video of the project here). Obstacles will also be interchangeable, albeit not magnetically, on the finished course, enabling it to be tailored for different watersports.

“We’re always trying to improve on the previous version,” said managing director Campbell. “London was the best we had done up to then, but this time we have been able to slightly narrow the channels and reduce the overall height with no loss of performance, which will help reduce costs. We have introduced efficiencies that will help commercial viability for the legacy operator. It would be great to realise that same legacy for Rio.”

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Obstacles are magnetically attached to the model, allowing for testing of various scenarios (Photo: Whitewater Parks International)

Many of the successful elements of the design for the London 2012 venue at Lee Valley have also been applied to the planning of the Rio 2016 venue. “The London course shined during the 2012 Games, but it has also left a huge legacy for anyone wanting to experience whitewater rafting or canoeing, and even for training rescue teams,” said Campbell.

Sebastián Cuattrin, Rio 2016 Canoe Sport Manager, competed in four Olympic Games, finishing eighth in the K1 sprint competition at Atlanta 1996. “The testing in the Czech Republic is very important because it’s through this model that the International Federation can confirm that its technical requirements are being met. They are testing the behaviour of the water in relation to the obstacles. It’s crucial,” he said.

The Rio Olympic Whitewater Stadium will feature 280m of artificially created rapids, with all the water being pumped from a 25,000m3 lake nearby. Fully modular, man-made obstacles will be placed along the channel to simulate the rocks found on natural rapids, creating waves, pools and eddies through which athletes have to race on a designated route from top to bottom.

Preparative workstarted at the site in August, with earth clearing and the installation of construction infrastructure, and final construction drawings are due to be delivered in November. The finished project is set for delivery in February 2016, with a test event scheduled for November 2015.

“Test events are an opportunity to adjust and perfect the venue and its operations in order to have everything 100 per cent ready, without surprises, for the Games,” said Roberto Ainbinder, Olympic Project Integration Director at the Municipal Olympic Company (EOM) in Rio de Janeiro.

“The canoe slalom course is a complex venue, with sophisticated electrical and hydraulic equipment that need to be exhaustively tested before they enter regular use. This is true for the Games and for the legacy usage, when the canoe course, together with the Olympic BMX Centre, will comprise the X-Park, which will be open to the general public.”

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The X-Park, comprising the Olympic Whitewater Stadium and BMX Centre, will be left as a legacy (Rio Municipal Government/ Projeção)

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nothing like companies charging a fortune telling you how amazing they are.

Nah. That is actually a very analytic, methodical, prudent way to go about creating a venue like this. In the long run, that is a sum wisely spent.

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London was hosting games at 10:30 because they wanted to have something to put on TV at that hour.

What the hell? There is always good things on TV at that Time here in London, England. I don't know if You was joking or serious?

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