Let the games begin! Rio de Janeiro, home to magnificent mountains, shimmering white sandy beaches and a multitude of luscious rain forests, has been chosen to host the 2016 Summer Games. With its reputation for impressively hosting some of the world’s most outstanding events, an atmosphere that is passionate about sports, and some of the most breathtaking natural beauty in the world, there is no better place for a sports fanatic to be than Brazil in 2016.

Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience as you tour some of the world’s most famous sandy beaches, entertain yourself with a multitude of attractions and events, and encounter a fascinating culture that is truly unique.

Exciting Events that You Can’t Miss at the Brazil 2016 Summer Games

Rio de Janeiro’s event venues have been divided into four zones for the Brazil 2016 Summer Games, with each zone offering a multitude of events that you simply can’t miss.

  • Barra Zone: The Barra Zone, with its breathtaking natural beauty, will be a spectacular host to a variety of popular events including basketball, swimming and diving. Rio Olympic Park, which is currently under construction, will be where most of the action is in 2016, featuring events including wrestling, handball and gymnastics to name a few. The Barra Zone is located in the western section of Rio de Janeiro, and is a rapidly growing community that is surrounded by magnificent mountains, beautiful parks, and a variety of lagoons. The Barra Zone will be home to the athletes during the Brazil 2016 Summer Games.
  • Copacabana Zone: One of Rio de Janeiro’s most famous communities, Copacabana is located in the southern area of the city, or Rio de Janeiro’s Zona Sul. Copacabana is home to a world-famous crescent-shaped beach that spans approximately four kilometers, and is the setting for numerous popular postcards. Visit the Copacabana Stadium to enjoy beach volleyball, which is one of the most popular events in Brazil, or slide on over to Flamengo Park for road cycling. Attend the swimming triathlon at Fort Copacabana, or visit Lagoa Rodrigo De Freitas for kayaking and rowing events.
  • Maracanã Zone: The Maracanã Zone is located in the Zona Norte, or northern area of the city, and is home to famous sights like the Sambódromo and the Maracanã Stadium. Spend some time in the Maracanã Zone as you attend the opening and closing ceremonies, football, water polo, archery, and volleyball events.
  • Deodoro Zone: With more than 60,000 servicemen and women in the region, Deodoro is home to Latin America’s largest military concentration and the largest military barracks in Brazil. A diverse blend of extreme sports enthusiasts and equine fans will fill Deodoro for the 2016 Summer Games. With everything from equestrian events to shooting and fencing, there is something for everyone in the Deodoro Zone.


The Games of the XXXI Olympiad, also known as the 2016 Summer Games, are the first Games ever to be held in South America. With thousands of people planning to attend the numerous events in this magnificent city during the 2016 Summer Games, accommodations will be limited. Ensure your place in sports history when you contact a Sports Travel Specialist and reserve your travel package today. Roadtrips offers completely customizable travel packages so you are certain to enjoy a once in a lifetime experience.

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