Deodoro Olympic Park will be the second largest concentration of competition venues during the Rio 2016 Games, promising a vibrant mix of traditional and newer sports. Located in the west of Rio, the neighbourhood of Deodoro played a prominent role in the 2007 Pan-American Games, when a number of new venues were built there. This resulted in increased participation of young people in several sports and the aim is to build on this achievement through the Rio 2016 Games. A sporting legacy will be left in the shape of the X-Park, which will include the Whitewater Stadium and Olympic BMX Centre, along with a 500,000m2 public leisure area, the second biggest in Rio.
The region has a strong military presence thanks to a large barracks and two of the venues built for the Pan-Am Games that will be renovated for the Rio 2016 Games – the Olympic Shooting Centre and Olympic Equestrian Centre – are used by the army.
Deodoro's nine venues will host 11 Olympic sports.
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The Deodoro Aquatics Centre, inside the Deodoro Olympic Park, will host the swimming section of the modern pentathlon.
Part of the Deodoro Olympic Park, Deodoro Stadium will host rugby sevens' Olympic debut as well as the riding and combined sections of the modern pentathlon.
Located within the Deodoro Olympic Park, the Olympic Shooting Centre was built for the 2007 Pan-American Games and is already used as an elite training facility.
The Olympic BMX Centre will be located in the X-Park section of Deodoro Olympic Park.
The Mountain Bike Centre is located in the X-Park section of Deodoro Olympic Park.
Built for the 2007 Pan-American Games, the Olympic Equestrian Centre – located within the Deodoro Olympic Park – is being refurbished and expanded for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, when it will host all the equestrian competitions.
Youth Arena – inside Deodoro Olympic Park – will host some basketball matches and the fencing section of modern pentathlon during the Olympic Games.
The Whitewater Stadium will be located within the X-Park section of Deodoro Olympic Park and will host the canoe slalom events.