Judge Orders Closure of Rio Olympic Park Due To Safety Concerns

A Brazilian Judge has ordered the closure of the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, citing safety concerns as the reason behind the decision. The park, which includes the aquatics complex, velodrome, tennis courts as well as other sporting arenas, has been used for concerts and other events since the games concluded.

Located in the Barra da Tijuca neighbourhood, many of the buildings in the park have been poorly maintained and been allowed to fall into disrepair. Judge Eugenio Araujo has ruled that until local authorities can certify the buildings are safe for use, they are to be shut down. The aquatics complex itself was a temporary build which was dismantled after the Olympics finished and used to construct two other pools.

The aquatics complex played host to the world’s elite swimmers and divers in August 2016. The diving pool memorably turned green during the first few days of competition, and later had to be drained and re-filled. According to local media, the Brazilian Government are said to be planning an appeal against the decision.


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Woke Stasi

Michael Phelps seems to be having bad luck with the Olympic swimming venues where he had so much glory. The Athens pool is now drained and filled with garbage and rainwater. The Rio pool is a mess and off limits. Perhaps others can comment on the current status of the Sydney, Beijing, and London swim venues. So much for him taking his family on return trips to show them the places where he electrified the world. Sad!


Not sure how this is even bad luck to Michael Phelps. Lochte, Czeh, and many others have competed in both these pools. Hes had so much glory in london and beijing, the most glory being in beijing. If any, he’d have the most memorial value at the beijing pool. To answer your question, the Beijing pool is still up. It is used for many other things than swimming though (will be used in the 2022 olympics for curling). The london pool is still up, too. It was just used in the ISL london stop


Sydney Olympic pool is much loved and much used


The London pool is still in incredible condition – just as beautiful as in 2012. I swam a practice there when I was in London over the summer.


Actually I was in Athens two years ago, the competition pool appeared to be in use by a local swim club. The rest of the Olympic park is abandoned and overgrown, however.


Brazil is a sh–hole in sunshine. The Conger Curse will haunt Brazil for the next thousand years.


Place was already a dump in 2016