Rio says three new Olympic venues ready

November 19, 2015 11:37 am 

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 19 — Rio de Janeiro's city government has announced the completion of construction work on three new Olympic venues.

The recently finished structures are Future Arena, which will stage handball and goal-ball, the canoe slalom course and the golf course, Rio's prefecture said in a statement on Wednesday.

The BMX and mountain bike tracks were completed earlier this year, taking the number of finished venues to five.

Meanwhile, work at the three Carioca Arenas — which will host basketball, judo, fencing and taekwondo in addition to Paralympic sports — surpassed 90 percent.

Overall work at the Rio Olympic Park was 94 percnt complete, the statement said.

The least advanced venues were the the velodrome (73%), Youth Arena (70 percent) and tennis center (85 percent).

The Rio 2016 Games, to be held from August 5 to 21, will be the first Olympics in South America.(PNA/Xinhua)

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