Olympic village for Rio 2016 event inaugurated

Published on : Friday, June 17, 2016

Olympic villageThe Olympic Village for Rio 2016 was inaugurated by the organisers in Rio de Janerio, Brazil’s Sport Ministry said.

 
The complex in Rio’s western Barra de Tijuca neighbourhood is built to house 17,950 people in 3,604 apartments, spread over 31 buildings, and is LEED certified by the Green Building Council.

 
International Olympic Committee chair Thomas Bach presided over the ceremony, calling the housing for athletes competing in the Olympic and Paralympic Games “one of the most beautiful Olympic Villages I have ever seen,” according to a press release issued by the government’s sport authority.

 
“Athletes will face one of the toughest competitions of their lives and at the same time, will live together in peace,” Bach said.

 
The complex in Rio’s western Barra de Tijuca neighbourhood is built to house 17,950 people in 3,604 apartments, spread over 31 buildings, and is LEED certified by the Green Building Council.

 
The summer Olympic Games will be August 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro. The Paralympic Games take place September 7-18.

 
During the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Brazil expects to receive more than half a million foreign tourists.

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