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The Sambodromo is getting very beautiful.


Some places will get even more amazing with the installed decoration .


Rio 2016 has beautiful arenas ! Far superior to London in 2012 .


The only thing that bothers me in 2016 , is that the seats always follow the same style in several arenas : a mixture of colors in the stands . It's beautiful , but repetitive .

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It looks very similar to London's, but without the low seating on the fourth side:

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http://www.designboom.com/cms/images/ridm/po02.jpg

- which sounds right given reports back in January that the capacity of the Rio venue was being reduced to save money.

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How strange. I can see the low seating in that last picture. And with that vip/tv boxes above the arena in Rio seems even bigger than London

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The Sambodromo is getting very beautiful.

Some places will get even more amazing with the installed decoration .

Rio 2016 has beautiful arenas ! Far superior to London in 2012 .

The only thing that bothers me in 2016 , is that the seats always follow the same style in several arenas : a mixture of colors in the stands . It's beautiful , but repetitive .

Really - don't think that they are any more "superior" than London 2012 - look on par if you ask me?!

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Really - don't think that they are any more "superior" than London 2012 - look on par if you ask me?!

Yes.
I do not say that London 2012 was not pretty , but I prefer the Rio 2016 .
Rio 2016 has test sites more ' ' live ' ' apparently. London had genuinely British locations.
Of course, some events like tennis, Equestrian and Marathon are way ahead of Brazil.
The idea of ​​using the ' The Mall ' was amazing. I love to see the 2016 , using the Quinta da Boa Vista for the Marathon or Archery .
Unfortunately they chose the Sambodromo only .
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In my opinion for the venues

Football - Rio

Athletics - London

Rowing - Rio

Equestrian - London

Gymnastics - London

Basketball - Rio

Volleyball - Rio

Beach Volleyball - Rio

Swimming - Rio

Water Polo - London

Tennis - London

Field Hockey - London

Slalom - London

Velodrome - London

Judo - Rio

Fencing - Rio

Wrestling - Rio

Boxe - Rio

Archery - Rio

Handball - Rio

BMX - Rio

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In my opinion:

Although overall the London sites stay ahead of Rio 2016 in my scores have to ponder.
In some cases I chose the location of symbolism if the Equestrian and Wimbledon.
In other cases it is not related to headquarters but the health issue as the Olympic Sailing .
Overall I think more alive Rio 2016. Although London 2012 will be organized.

LONDON X RIO

Olympic Park: London 2012

Ceremonys venues: London 2012
Athletics: London 2012
Basketball: London and Rio 2016
Boxing: London 2012.
Canoeing: 2016.
Fencing: 2016
Cycling:
BMX: Rather London 2012.
The Road: Rather London 2012.
The Track: Rather London 2012 (narrowly).
Football: 2016
Gymnastics: 2016
Weightlifting: London 2012
Handball: 2016
Equestrian: London 2012 (I put in Windsor)
Field Hockey: 2016
Judo: London 2012
Fights: London 2012
Synchronized Swimming: London 2012
Swimming: 2016
Pentlato Modern: London 2012
Water polo: London 2012
Rowing: 2016 (for some)
Diving: London 2012
Taekwondo: London 2012
Tennis: London 2012
Shot: 2016
Archery: 2016
Triathlon: 2016
Sailing: London 2012 (!!!)
Volleyball: 2016 (2012 London looked old)
Volleyball Beach: 2016
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LOVE a great beach and of course it's rios signature but NOTHING can be cooler than the Beach Volleyball @ Horse Guards Parade, an unforgettably beautiful and unique venue.

Also hard to understand how anyone can compare the far superior London Aqutic Center to this temp one with poles blocking sight-lines. I'm not a huge Zaha fanboy but credit where due. I do LOVE LOVE LOVE the amazing decorative scrim on the 2016 pool.

anyway it Rio's moment so obviously locals are excited.

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The Beach Volleyball Arena in London was really super cool. Very unique landscape.


But I think it's great that the beach volleyball will be played at an actual beach in Rio, like Sydney 2000.

The aerial shots from the arena (I heard that a camera suspended by cables will travel through Copacabana beach) will be iconic.

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