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  • By the Book: 2016 Olympic Sailing Venues


    09/18/09

    Three of the four bid cities have existing venues for sailing 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 sailing.

    Chicago
    Chicago’s Olympic Island Sailing Center will be located less than 5 km from the Olympic Village. (Chicago2016.org)


    • Olympic Island Sailing Center
    • 5,000 Capacity
    • $15.2 million for temporary construction
    • 4 km from Olympic Village
    • 5 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as a public park

    Madrid
    Valencia Port in Madrid is currently used as a port. (Madrid2016.es)


    • Valencia Port
    • 7,000 Capacity
    • $3.5 million for temporary construction / $57 million for permanent construction
    • 361 km from Olympic Village
    • 367 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as port

    Rio de Janeiro
    Marina de Gloria will hold up to 10,000 spectators for sailing. (Rio 2016)


    • Marina de Gloria
    • 10,000 Capacity
    • $12.6 million for temporary construction / $9.5 million for permanent construction
    • 42 km from Olympic Village
    • 10 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as a marina

    Tokyo
    Tokyo will spend nearly $90 million on its new sailing venue, Wakasu Olympic Marina. (Tokyo2016.or.jp)


    • Wakasu Olympic Marina
    • 2,000 Capacity
    • $16 million for temporary construction / $70 million for permanent construction
    • 9 km from Olympic Village
    • 14 km from IOC Hotel
    • Construction has not started

    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 Isia Reaves

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