Venue masterplan of 2016 Rio Olympics finalised

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 29, 2013 03:37 hrs

Rio de Janeiro: Rio Olympics organisers confirmed Thursday that they and the international Olympic federations have signed off a venue masterplan after a two-day meeting.

The meeting assessed key areas, including accommodation, transport, sustainability, legacy, engagement and communications of the Games, reported Xinhua.

"(We are) working hand-in-hand with our colleagues from the three levels (municipal, state and federal) of the government. We have made important advances in our project. We are proud to have finalised the venue masterplan in record time, 1,000 days ahead of the Games," said Carlos Nuzman, the Rio 2016 President.

He added that hosting an Olympic and Paralympic Games was a hugely demanding project, with many challenges, but they were firmly on track and working every day with great focus, energy and commitment to deliver unforgettable Games in 2016.

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