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  • By the Book: 2016 Olympic Weightlifting Venues


    07/31/09

    ATR) Three of the four bid cities have existing venues for weightlifting 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 weightlifting.
    Lake Michigan Sports Complex North will hold up to 10,000 weightlifting spectators. (Chicago2016.org)


    Chicago

    • Lake Michigan Sports Complex North
    • 10,000 Capacity
    • $1.3 million for temporary construction
    • 2 km from Olympic Village
    • 7 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as convention center
    Madrid’s IFEMA Pavilion 3 is currently used as IFEMA, an event venue. (Madrid2016.es)


    Madrid

    • IFEMA Pavilion 3
    • 5,500 Capacity
    • $4.8 million for temporary construction
    • 6 km from Olympic Village
    • 10 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as a IFEMA (event venue)

    Rio de Janeiro

    • Riocentro – Pavilion 6
    • 6,500 Capacity
    Rio’s weightlifting venue will be located less than 5 km from the Olympic Village. (Rio 2016)

    • $17.9 million for temporary construction
    • 2 km from Olympic Village
    • 31 km from IOC Hotel
    • Construction has not started

    Tokyo

    • Tokyo International Forum
    The Tokyo International Forum will be located less than 10 km from the IOC Hotel. (Tokyo2016.or.jp)

    • 5,000 Capacity
    • $1 million for temporary construction
    • 18 km from Olympic Village
    • 7 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as a multi-purpose conference 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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