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Indeed, test events are vital - Day 1 of the Olympic Games there will be 19 World Championships happening SIMULTANEOUSLY across Rio..... with only one chance to get EVERYTHING right. That includes IT, transport, facilities, crowds, officials, competition, conditions etc....

On Day 2 it happens all over again.

The thought of getting every detail right for every sport at every venue without a test event is playing with fire.

Torchbearer Sydney,

It is very frustrating when we realize that some people here do not understand this forum's purpose and start posting childish nationalist comments on observations about Rio's preps for 2016, as if posters here were against the Games in Rio and wanted it to be a disaster. Very often their interpretation is biased, not neutral nor objective or candid.

You mentioned a very serious matter. As I said a few days ago, I am very concerned about IT and urban mobility. National and International Press - how can I say that without insufflating certain people minds? - witnessed Maracanã had not internet signal up to fifteen minutes before Fifa WC Final Match broadcasting last year. It is simply unthinkable to happen during the Games Opening Ceremony. I insist on this and other questions just to alert the Organising Committee. And I think your observations have the same aim.

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Great to see that fiery passion- combine that with beautiful Rio and I think the 2016 Games will be the best ever.

I don't think anyone here wants the Games to fail- we are all just concerned about the pace of progress, and that is fair enough. It happens before most Games.

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Interesting... what aspect of urban mobility? I study urban planning and am fascinated by South American transport systems - some of the most innovative in the world.

As for the venues - they do appear very behind. I'm not concerned that they can't be knocked together between now and mid 2016 - but more that they won't go through an appropriate level of testing before the big event. It seems like for many of them the Olympics will be the first event entirely - not the best.

Not to knock the Brazilian organisation, but this does appear to be the most worrying preparation since Athens.

Metro/Subway Line 4 is my major concern among all. The pace of the works are fast but, there is a lot to do in 1 year. Probably this line will work for the Olympic, and get closed again to have finished its works.

The rest of transportation plan is not concerning me.

About venues, it's a movie we are tired to see, Brazil will deliver the venues 10 minutes before the deadline... Just like in the world cup, with tons of bad mood from foreigners about pictures and shining stadiums in the day it was needed to have them built... I don't like this (about last minute delivering), but that's a fact about Brazil. Get used to it or live complaining.

About comparing preparations, this is totally waste of time, since technologies for building things changed a lot in the last 10 years... Engineers can build strcutures in amazing short time period compared to mid-2000s.

I'm not sure if its a language barrier thing - but labelling someone 'ignorant' when they are asking a question (directly) to another person is redundant and rude. I'm not ignorant - as a Masters student of urban planning (with particular interest in transport) I was curious to know what Monteverde's perspective was - given that person raised it.

In Portuguese "ignorant" can also means "stupid" or "idiot" in a rude way...

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Metro/Subway Line 4 is my major concern among all. The pace of the works are fast but, there is a lot to do in 1 year. Probably this line will work for the Olympic, and get closed again to have finished its works.

Anyone know if there's a backup plan if Line 4 isn't ready? A lot of tourists will be in staying in the south beach areas. Not a lot of good options to get from these to the Barra cluster.

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Anyone know if there's a backup plan if Line 4 isn't ready? A lot of tourists will be in staying in the south beach areas. Not a lot of good options to get from these to the Barra cluster.

If you are in the south (Copacabana, Ipanema, Botafogo, etc) you could take the Metro Line 1, the extension Japeri (rail line) and the Transcarioca BRT (bus line). In fact this would be very complicated and time consuming, especially for tourists who do not know the city.

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Anyone know if there's a backup plan if Line 4 isn't ready? A lot of tourists will be in staying in the south beach areas. Not a lot of good options to get from these to the Barra cluster.

What's the current situation with that line , anyone know how it's going?

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What's the current situation with that line , anyone know how it's going?

Under construction. It is said Line 4 will be ready at next year's first semester.

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New pictures from Olympic Park in late April.



- The main sidewalk seems 80% ready

- Auxiliary tennis stadiums are already well developed

- Arena 3 roof metallic structure is complete.

- All gardens of the structures are ready

- Pool heating box is ready


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Looks like a lot of work still to do and just under 450 days to go!

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It's a bit like Athens 2004 - but they raced to the finishing line and pulled it off (ok the legacy as been less successful)! It'll be alright on the night! Should be a great games!

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It's a bit like Athens 2004 - but they raced to the finishing line and pulled it off (ok the legacy as been less successful)! It'll be alright on the night! Should be a great games!

Is possible to see that the works are delayed and there is still much work to do, but nothing impossible. This will be like the Pan 2007 and the World Cup in 2014.

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Every render I have seen seems to include little to no greenery. It just looks like it will be a brick and pavement wasteland with no grass or trees to soften it up. I would expect there should be all kinds of palms and flowering plants incorporated in the design, but I'm seeing very little of that. Am I missing something?

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Every render I have seen seems to include little to no greenery. It just looks like it will be a brick and pavement wasteland with no grass or trees to soften it up. I would expect there should be all kinds of palms and flowering plants incorporated in the design, but I'm seeing very little of that. Am I missing something?

I agree that the urbanism Olimpico Park is not good. I really like to see more grass and plants.The grass in a tropical country grows very fast, it would generate very high maintenance costs in a so large olympic park.

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Where will be held the Water Polo competitions? I just the read that the original plan for the pool close to the Maracanã was cancelled due to a dispute between the city of Rio and the company that was supposed to upgrade the pool. 15 months to go....ouch.

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^^Water polo matches can be moved to the main swimming venue at the Olympic Park or the Maria Lenk centre, no worry.

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