– Rio 2016 Venues: Riocentro

Riocentro_001Event: Table Tennis

Capacity: 2.000 – 4.500

General Information:
Riocentro is an exhibition and convention center located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is the largest exhibition center in Latin America and was built in 1977.

In 1992, Riocentro hosted the United Nations Earth Summit.

In 2007, Riocentro hosted a variety of events for the Pan American Games in several pavilions. Capacity of the pavilions ranges from 2.000 people to 4.500 people. When Rio was bidding for the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics which it won in October 2009, four of its six pavilions were proposed as venues. Pavilion 2 will host Olympic boxing, Pavilion 3 will host Olympic Riocentro_002and Paralympic table tennis, Pavilion 4 will host badminton, and Pavilion 6 will host Olympic weightlifting and Paralympic powerlifting events. During the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Riocentro was utilized as the headquarters of the International Broadcast Centre (IBC).

Location: Barra da Tijuca

Adress:Av. Salvador Allende, 6555 – Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22783-127, Brasilien

Transport (BRT):
RIOCENTRO STATION
– ESPECIAL RECREIO X VILA MILITAR
– ESPECIAL VIC. CARVALHO X CENTRO OLÍMPICO
8min walk/550m

CENTRO OLÍMPICO/MORRO DO OUTEIRO STATION
– ESPECIAL JD. OCEÂNICO X CENTRO OLÍMPICO
18min walk/1.300m

ACCESSIBILITY – Riocentro station is accessible.

 

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