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  • By the Book: 2016 Olympic Gymnastics Venues


    09/12/09

    Chicago proposes two gymnastics venues, while the other three cities propose just one for artistic, trampoline and rhythmic gymnastics for the 2016 Olympics. 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 gymnastics.

    Chicago
    Chicago will use a separate venue for rhythmic gymnastics. (Chicago2016.org)


    Artistic / Trampoline
    • Chicago Arena
    • 20,000 Capacity
    • $8.8 million in temporary construction
    • 10 km from Olympic Village
    • 5 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as indoor arena

    Rhythmic
    • Lake Michigan Sports Complex West
    • 6,000 Capacity
    • $5.3 million in temporary construction
    • 2 km from Olympic Village
    • 7 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as a convention center

    Madrid
    Madrid will invest over $98 million in its gymnastics venue. (Madrid2016.es)


    Artistic / Rhythmic / Trampoline
    • Olympic Pavilion
    • 15,000 Capacity
    • $95.4 million for permanent construction/$2.9 million for temporary construction
    • 1 km from Olympic Village
    • 10 km from IOC Hotel
    • Construction has not started

    Rio de Janeiro
    The Rio Olympic Arena will be located 5 km from the Olympic Village (Rio 2016)


    Artistic / Rhythmic / Trampoline
    • Rio Olympic Arena
    • 12,000 Capacity
    • $4.1 million for temporary construction
    • 5 km from Olympic Village
    • 28 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as a multi-purpose arena

    Tokyo
    Tokyo’s gymnastics venue will hold up to 12,000. (Tokyo.or.jp)


    Artistic / Rhythmic / Trampoline
    • Youth Plaza Arena C
    • 12,000 Capacity
    • $385 million for permanent construction/$11 million for temporary construction (Youth Plaza Arena also will be used for badminton, modern pentathlon and basketball)
    • 5 km from Olympic Village
    • 10 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as a multi-purpose arena

    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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