Rio 2016 hosts NOCs for Olympic venue visit

For two days, National Olympic Committee representatives from all continents have visited the Rio 2016 Games venues.

Rio 2016 hosts NOC's for Olympic venue visit
Rio 2016 hosts NOC's for Olympic venue visit

The Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organising Committee has hosted the first Rio 2016 NOC Open Day.

From 2-4 December, NOC representatives received an overview of the Rio de Janeiro Games, showing the progress made to date by the organisation, and offering inspection visits to the competition and Olympic Village sites.

"This is a significant stage in our cooperation between the Rio 2016 Games Organising Committee and the National Olympic Committees. We are working so that this first meeting might be helpful to the committees in their initial planning. In the end, we hope that we will have made great steps in realising another edition in the best way possible of the world´s largest sporting event, presented for the first time in South America", said Carlos Arthur Nuzman, president of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee.

On Monday 3 December, around 30 members from the committees participated in presentations on the areas of Sports, Olympic Village, Accommodation, Transport and Security.

In the afternoon, they visited the venues located in the Copacabana region, which will host the Rio 2016 Games competitions, like the Glória Marina, Flamengo Park, Copacabana Beach where the beach volleyball arena will be built, Copacabana Fort and the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon.

Yesterday (4 December) saw a visit to sports venues located in Deodoro, Maracanã and Barra da Tijuca.

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