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  • By the Book: 2016 Olympic Taekwondo Venues


    09/21/09

    ATR) Three of the four bid cities propose taekwondo venues less than 10 km from the Olympic Village and IOC Hotel 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 taekwondo.
    Chicago’s taekwondo venue is currently used as a convention center. (Chicago 2016.org)
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    Chicago

    • Lake Michigan Sports Complex West
    • 6,000 Capacity
    • $3.5 million for temporary construction
    • 2 km from Olympic Village
    • 7 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as a convention center
    Madrid’s Palacio de Deportes will hold up to 14,500 spectators. (Madrid2016.es)


    Madrid

    • Palacio de Deportes (Sports Complex)
    • 14, 500 Capacity
    • $2.8 million for temporary construction (venue is also used for judo)
    • 8 km from Olympic Village
    • 4 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as an indoor sports hall

    Rio de Janeiro

    • OTC – Hall 2
    Rio’s taekwondo venue will be located less than 5 km from the Olympic Village. (Rio 2016)

    • 10,000 Capacity
    • $8.2 million for temporary construction / $195.2 million for permanent construction (OTC- Hall 1-4 will also be used for basketball, judo, wrestling and handball; OTC- Hall 2 will also be used for judo)
    • 4 km from Olympic Village
    • 30 km from IOC Hotel
    • Construction has not started

    Tokyo

    • Tokyo Big Sight (Hall B)
    Tokyo’s Big Sight Hall will be located just 7 km from the IOC Hotel. (Tokyo2016.or.jp)

    • 6,000 Capacity
    • $29 million for temporary construction (Tokyo Big Sight also will be used for wrestling and taekwondo)
    • 2 km from Olympic Village
    • 7 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as an 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 Isia Reaves

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