Arguably Rio de Janeiro's most famous neighbourhood, Copacabana is defined by its 4km-long crescent-shaped beach. It is here that the Beach Volleyball Arena will be located – at the sport's spiritual home in Brazil. The marathon swimming, triathlon and cycling road race will be held in the waters and land around Fort Copabana at the southern end of the beach.
A little further inland, the stunning Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, surrounded by mountains and gazed down upon by Christ the Redeemer, will be the site of Lagoa Stadium. This venue will stage the rowing, canoe sprint and paracanoe events. Maria da Glória, in the northern part of the Copacabana zone, sits alongside Guanabara Bay and Sugarloaf Mountain and will be the base for the sailing competitions.
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Fort Copacabana will provide the courses for the Olympic marathon swimming and the swimming sections of the triathlon events as well as the start and finish point of the cycling road races.
The spiritual home of beach volleyball in Rio, Copacabana beach will provide one of the most iconic locations during the Rio 2016 Games.
Close to the city centre and Flamengo Park, with Sugarloaf and Corcovado mountains providing picturesque backdrops, Marina da Glória promises to be a spectacular venue for the Olympic sailing events.