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  • By the Book: 2016 Paralympics


    (ATR) Chicago and Tokyo have plans to begin the Paralympics in August, while Madrid and Rio have plans to begin in September. In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at plans of Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo for the 2016 Paralympics.


    • Dates: Wednesday, August 17 to Sunday, August 28, 2016
    • Games Budget: $187.7 (in USD millions)
    • Opening/Closing Ceremony: Paralympic Stadium, 80,000 capacity
    • Paralympic Village: lower floors of the Olympic Village
    • Paralmypic IBC / MPC Location: McCormick Place (same as Olympics)


    • Dates: Friday, September 9, 2016 to Tuesday, September 20, 2016
    • Games Budget: $176,058,000 (in USD)
    • Opening/Closing Ceremony: Olympic Stadium, 65,000 capacity
    • Paralympic Village: International Zone of the Olympic Village and part of the adjoining Residential Zone
    • Paralympic IBC/ MPC Location: IFEMA (same as Olympics)

    Rio de Janeiro

    • Dates: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 to Sunday, September 18, 2016
    • Games Budget: $170,063 (in USD thousands)
    • Opening/Closing Ceremony: Maracana Stadium, 90,000 capacity
    • Paralympic Village: Olympic Village
    • Paralympic IBC/ MPC Location: Rio Olympic Park Precinct (same as Olympics)


    • Dates: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 to Sunday, September 11, 2016
    • Games Budget: $126,353,000 (in USD)
    • Opening/Closing Ceremony: Olympic Stadium, 100,000 capacity
    • Paralympic Village: six floors of the Olympics
    • Paralympic IBC/ MPC Location: Tokyo Big Sight (same as Olympics)

    *Note: Budget figures listed as in bid books.

    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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