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  • By the Book: 2016 Olympic Wrestling Venues


    09/25/09

    (ATR) All four cities will have wrestling venues located less than 10 km from the Olympic Village 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 wrestling.
    Chicago’s Lake Michigan Sports Complex East will require $4.2 million for temporary construction. (Chicago2016.org)


    Chicago

    • Lake Michigan Sports Complex East
    • 9,800 Capacity
    • $4.2 million for temporary construction
    • 2 km from Olympic Village
    • 7 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as convention center
    Madrid’s wrestling venue is currently used as IFEMA, an event venue. (Madrid2016.es)


    Madrid

    • IFEMA Pavilion 12
    • 9,000 Capacity
    • $4.4 million for temporary construction
    • 6 km from Olympic Village
    • 10 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as IFEMA (event venue)

    Rio de Janeiro

    • OTC – Hall 3
    • 10,000 Capacity
    OTC-Hall 3 in Rio will hold up to 10,000 spectators (Rio 2016)

    • $195.2 million for temporary construction
    • 4 km from Olympic Village
    • 30 km from IOC Hotel
    Tokyo’s Big Sight Hall A will be located less than 10 km from the Olympic Village and IOC Hotel. (Tokyo2016.or.jp)

    • Construction has not started

    Tokyo

    • Tokyo Big Sight Hall A
    • 10,000 Capacity
    • $29 million for temporary construction (Tokyo Big Sight also will be used for fencing 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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