Work begins on Rio 2016’s Deodoro Olympic Park. This will be the second largest park of the 2016 Games.The site is divided into north and south regions, separated by a railway line. Today’s construction began on the north region. Construction in the south region will begin by August. Rio 2016 President, Carlos Nuzman, says
This is a very important day. We are very proud to see work start on Deodoro Olympic Park. It underlines the important legacy that the Pan-American Games left to Rio, and the new confidence in the success of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Today, Brazil has a highly positive image due to the FIFA World Cup, and I’m certain that our Games will be no different.
The park is slated to be completed in early 2016.