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Samba, Sun and Sport in Brazil
The first Olympic Games in South America will be held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. The biggest sporting event in the world will arrive in Rio just two years after the Football World Cup has swept through the nation, and the raw Brazilian energy that comes with large events is sure to make the 2016 Olympic Games the most enjoyable for spectators that there has ever been. Four years after the London Olympics, Rio will provide a huge contrast, allowing the best sportsmen and women to compete in the heat and beauty of Brazil’s most celebrated city; the Rio Olympics promise to be an unmissable event.
Rio is a breathtaking city in its own right, colourful and energetic, surrounded by beautiful scenery, some of the world’s most famous beaches and attractions which are iconic around the globe. With events planning to be hosted on the stunning Copacabana Beach and the opening and closing ceremonies to be held in the vast Maracanã Stadium, the Rio Olympics Games 2016 are sure to be one of the most memorable ever hosted.
There are four main areas within the city around which the Olympic Games will be based; Barra, to the West of the city, which will host basketball, hockey, judo, wrestling, cycling, swimming, boxing and gymnastics, Copacabana Beach, which will host triathlon, rowing, canoeing and sailing, Maracanã, which will be the athletics centre, as well as rugby, archery and some football and finally, Deodoro to the North of Rio, which will host the equestrian events, the modern pentathlon, shooting and cross country cycling. There will also be a whole host of football stadiums across south east Brazil which will host games. These stadiums are located in Brasilia, Salvador, Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte. All of the main Rio Olympic venues are within easy reach of the city itself, so if you would like to view a range of events during your Olympic holiday, the possibilities are endless
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Rio Olympic Accommodation in Copacabana
Copacabana, the most famous destination in Rio de Janeiro, and certainly the most famous, is home to Copacabana Beach, which is regularly cited on lists of the world’s best beaches. During the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, it will become one of the best Olympic venues ever created, hosting a range of aquatic sports in unrivalled scenery.
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Rio Olympic Accommodation in Barra de Tijuca
Barra de Tijuca, or Barra, will be host to the largest variety of Olympic sports during the Rio Olympics, especially the team events. It is a little outside central Rio, and is known as one of the most luxurious places to rent accommodation in Rio, and one of the most natural and scenic of Rio’s districts: a perfect base for Rio 2016.
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Rio Olympic Accommodation in Ipanema
Ipanema is a favourite part of Rio at the best of times, and during the 2016 Olympic Games, it will be even better than normal. Famous for its mix of beaches and culture, Ipanema is a beachside neighbourhood which has excellent links to the whole of the city. It is located next to Copacabana and Barra, and has great access.
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Rio Olympic Accommodation in Macerata
To be close to the main stadium, where the athletics events will be held, as well as the huge opening and closing ceremonies, an apartment in Macerata is the perfect option. Accommodation here is likely to be put at a premium, but you will be right in the heart of the action for the whole Olympic Games.
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The dates for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games are from the Opening Ceremony on the 5th August 2016 until the Closing Ceremony on the 21st August 2016, promising over two weeks of spectacular sport. There are still plenty of properties available for rent in Rio for the Olympic Games, but they are going fast, and the longer you leave it, the less choice will be available, and the risk of price increases goes up. Tickets for the Rio Olympic Games are not yet on sale, but keep an eye out, and you will be set for the holiday of a lifetime, and it is rare that is said and genuinely meant!