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Adeus, João Havelange Olympic Stadium.

The stadium that will host athletics during the Olympic Games was reopened yesterday with a soccer match between Botafogo and Bonsucesso.

The Olympic Stadium is now named: "Estádio Nilton Santos", still nicknamed "Engenhão".

For Rio 2016, the name will be only "Rio Olympic Stadium".

The press is not using João Havelange anymore:
http://www.lancenet.com.br/botafogo/Estadio-Nilton-Santos-Botafogo-Bonsucesso_0_1299470134.html

http://odia.ig.com.br/esporte/botafogo/2015-02-07/na-estreia-do-estadio-nilton-santos-botafogo-goleia-o-bonsucesso-por-4-a-0.html

Still, due law requirements, the city hall of Rio can not change the official name "João Havelange Olympic Stadium", but according to the mayor, the "naming rights" of the stadium now belongs to Botafogo soccer team who desired to change it and the city hall will use "Nilton Santos" and "Engenhão" in the media and publicity purposes, except in official bureaucratic documents where João Havelange will be there forever...
http://oglobo.globo.com/esportes/botafogo-ja-pode-chamar-engenhao-de-estadio-nilton-santos-15148351

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When will the extra seats be added?

The only information I got is that the stadium must be ready in February 2016.

Since the extra seat will be temporary, it won't take long to be assembled.

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So the mayor or Rio is suggesting that some companies give their employees holiday during the Olympic games to ease traffic congestion.

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/feb/25/rio-de-janeiro-asks-companies-to-close-during-olympics-to-ease-traffic-chaos

I find it amusing that he'd like them to be on vacation, yet he doesn't want them to leave the city. Yeah, no if I was living in Rio I'd take this opportunity to leave. I know some residents in London did just that during the games. No point in staying home during holiday if you're capable of leaving to enjoy it elsewhere.

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So the mayor or Rio is suggesting that some companies give their employees holiday during the Olympic games to ease traffic congestion.

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/feb/25/rio-de-janeiro-asks-companies-to-close-during-olympics-to-ease-traffic-chaos

I find it amusing that he'd like them to be on vacation, yet he doesn't want them to leave the city. Yeah, no if I was living in Rio I'd take this opportunity to leave. I know some residents in London did just that during the games. No point in staying home during holiday if you're capable of leaving to enjoy it elsewhere.

This news is wrong. The mayor wants holydays to schools and colleges. Not to industry and commerce.

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This news is wrong. The mayor wants holydays to schools and colleges. Not to industry and commerce.

Sydney had school and college holidays across Australia too during the Olympics too- to relieve traffic congestion, so people could go to the Games, so people could watch the Games on TV and to free up all the school buses across Australia for Olympic transport in Sydney.

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It is a shame that canoe slalom is not done on natural rivers- imagine the beautiful Brazilian rainforest as a venue - or the Australian rainforest... or the British wet-bits! :rolleyes:

would be it possivel? Make a nature venue to canoe slalom? Of course its not a possibility in Rio but i could imagine the media talking about the venues inside the jungle... haha

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would be it possivel? Make a nature venue to canoe slalom? Of course its not a possibility in Rio but i could imagine the media talking about the venues inside the jungle... haha

I think the requirements of the canoe slalom venue makes it extremely limiting as to where you can have a natural canoe slalom venue.

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I think the requirements of the canoe slalom venue makes it extremely limiting as to where you can have a natural canoe slalom venue.

Thats true, but when you think about it the sport started by people canoe/ kayaking down rivers and rapids, the concrete arena came later.

If surfing was introduced to the Games they wouldn't hold it in a concrete pool with a wave machine!

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Those Slalom venues are absurd. Hopefully they go with Agenda 2020.

Do it right, and there's nothing wrong with them

Lee Valley White Water Centre had - by Summer 2013 - attracted nearly 200,000 visitors, and is in daily use, with a number of successful legacy projects involving all levels, from complete beginners to elite athletes. Since opening, the centre with 46,000 people having rafted at the centre and over 16,000 participants have tried canoeing or kayaking.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/olympic-champions-witness-further-6-million-investment-in-2012-legacy-at-lee-valley-white-water-centre

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g3337108-d3229242-Reviews-Lee_Valley_White_Water_Centre-Waltham_Cross_Greater_London_England.html

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