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  • By the Book: 2016 Olympic Fencing Venues


    09/10/09

    Three of the four bid cities have existing venues for fencing. In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at the venues planned by Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo for the sport of fencing.

    Chicago
    Chicago’s fencing venue will be located less than 5 km from the Olympic Village. (Chicago2016.org)


    • Lake Michigan Sports Complex West
    • 7,500 Capacity
    • $2.7 million for temporary construction
    • 2 km from Olympic Village
    • 7 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as convention center

    Madrid
    Madrid will spend $4.7 million for temporary construction of IFEMA Pavilion 4. (Madrid2016.es)


    • IFEMA Pavilion 4
    • 8,000 Capacity
    • $4.7 million for temporary construction
    • 6 km from Olympic Village
    • 10 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as IFEMA(event venue)

    Rio de Janeiro
    Rio will use its fencing venue as an Olympic Training Center after the Games. (Rio 2016)


    • Deodoro Arena
    • 5,000 Capacity
    • $41.1 million for permanent construction/ $4.98 million for temporary construction
    • 18 km from Olympic Village
    • 43 km from IOC Hotel
    • Construction has not started

    Tokyo
    Tokyo Big Sight Hall B will hold up to 8,000 spectators. (ATR/Panasonic:Lumix)


    • Tokyo Big Sight Hall B
    • 8,000 Capacity
    • $29 million for temporary cost (will also be the venue for taekwondo)
    • 2 km from Olympic Village
    • 7 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as exhibition center

    By the Book is a series of reports on the 2016 candidate cities, using information provided in the candidate file of each city.

    Edited by Utsav Yadav and Isia Reaves

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