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Lol. You guys are discussing if the olympics will be a success or a failure? We have to wait the handover to Tokyo to start to compare Rio with other olympics. The only thing I can say for sure now is

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8 minutes ago, neneu10 said:

Flamengo has plan to build an stadium with capicty between 45-50K in the Olympic Park... :wacko: 

 

Did he just wake up from a coma? The Olympics ended over 6 months ago. Let the park decay naturally like we expected Rio to let it.

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i wonder if they are going to relay the paving in Olympic Park? By the time i was last at Olympic park on 12th August it was already in very poor condition in some areas with areas already cordoned off due to lifting pavers. Can only imagine what conditions it is in now after Paralympics and the dismantling of temporary venues.

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On 16/04/2017 at 2:38 PM, Hobart said:

i wonder if they are going to relay the paving in Olympic Park? By the time i was last at Olympic park on 12th August it was already in very poor condition in some areas with areas already cordoned off due to lifting pavers. Can only imagine what conditions it is in now after Paralympics and the dismantling of temporary venues.

If you explore it in Terraserver, you can see some very strange things appearing in 2017 satellite imagery of the Olympic Park, not only random patches, but even something that looks like a football pitch in the middle of the main avenue.

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How sad :(

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The Velodrome used at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro was hit by a fire at dawn on Sunday (30).

The fire alert was given at 12:26 am and 20 men and four vehicles drove to Barra da Tijuca, site of the Olympic Park, to try to extinguish the flames.

According to the Minister of Sports, Leonardo Picciani, a balloon would have fallen on the equipment and caused the fire

The minister also published in his Facebook note from the Ministry of Sport on the incident:

"The Velodrome, legacy of the Brazilian Olympic Games, had been used by athletes and by the community of the State of Rio Grande do Sul. Rio de Janeiro.

We wait and trust in the investigation and punishment of those involved for destroying more than a public good, an equipment common to all. After the Firemen's expertise, we will assess the damages and measures to be taken to recover this important national asset. "

 


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some additonal info

 

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Agents from Aglo (the Olympic Legacy Governing Authority) concluded, based on preliminary results, that the fire was caused by external factors. The ceilings sustained the most damage.

According to the agency, internal damages "were linked to debris that fell from the ceiling as well as water that was used to put out the fire". The water and electric systems were not damaged. The refrigeration system, which is key to keeping the cycling track at the right temperature, was working normally.

 

http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/internacional/en/sports/2017/07/1905830-rio-olympic-velodrome-catches-fire-causing-damages.shtml

 

 

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Fire-hit Rio velodrome to be repaired in time for 2018 Para-cycling Track World Championships

 

Rio de Janiero has been awarded the 2018 International Cycling Union (UCI) Para-cycling Track World Championships after it was revealed damage caused by a fire at the Olympic Velodrome in July was not as bad as first feared.

The award was one of two editions of the Para Track World Championships made by the governing body, with Apeldoorn in The Netherlands handed the 2019 event.

A balloon was found to have caused the fire at the velodrome in Rio de Janiero in July, with damage caused to the roof and a section of the track.

The Governing Authority of the Olympic Legacy in Brazil confirmed the cooling system of the venue had not been affected after making their initial assessment, when they also confirmed a legal case had been opened.

Brian Cookson, the UCI President, confirmed the damage to the track was not as bad as first thought. 

The governing body have been informed repairs to the roof will shortly be completed.

"We are assured it will be up and running again, the damage was not as bad as some people reported," he told insidethegames here during the UCI Road World Championships.

"The damage to the track itself was quite superficial, it was really just soot from the roof.

"We are assured by the Brazilian Government that the repairs to the roof will be completed in the next couple of weeks.

"We are told the Velodrome will be back in action in good time."

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https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1055615/fire-hit-rio-velodrome-to-be-repaired-in-time-for-2018-para-cycling-track-world-championships


 

 

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Rio 2016 Velodrome track escapes undamaged after second fire in four months

 

There has been no damage has reported to the Velodrome built for last year's Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after a second fire at the venue in four months.

The Olympic Legacy Governance Authority (AGLO) confirmed the fire, which they state was caused by a balloon.

A balloon was also found to have caused the fire at the velodrome in the Brazilian city in July.

The releasing of balloons and lanterns is illegal in Brazil, but remains a common occurrence.

"The AGLO deplores the incident that occurred this morning at the Velodrome at the Olympic Park in Barra, Rio de Janeiro," an AGLO statement read.

"Just as it had already happened last July, a balloon struck a part of the roof of the Velodrome, which caught fire.

"The fire was immediately restrained by the Fire Department.

"Preliminary inspection indicates that there was no damage to the cycling track.

"AGLO has already taken the initial steps for the repair process, including cleaning the premises."

The Velodrome will host the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in March ©Getty Images The Velodrome will host the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in March ©Getty Images

The initial fire in July had caused damage to the roof, while photos also prompted concerns over a section of the track.

It was later revealed the cooling system of the venue had not been affected, while the damage to the track was not as bad as first thought.

Former International Cycling Union (UCI) President Brian Cookson told insidethegames the damage to the track was largely superficial, with soot from the damaged roof having prompted the concern.

He made the comments in September, when the UCI confirmed the velodrome would host the 2018 Para-cycling Track World Championships, having been informed repairs to the roof were set to conclude.

Competition is due to take place from March 22 to 25.

It will be the first World Championships staged at a venue used for Olympic and Paralympic competition since Rio 2016. 

Located at the Barra Olympic Park, the Velodrome is one Rio 2016 venue where concerns have been expressed about legacy.

The facility re-opened in May for the first time since the Games and hosted a three-day festival.

This included the Rio de Janeiro State Championship, BMX freestyle presentations and a business exposition.

Organisers hoped the event would promote the velodrome as a major training facility in the region.

 

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1058421/rio-2016-velodrome-track-escapes-undamaged-after-second-fire-in-four-months

 

 

 

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