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  • By the Book: 2016 Olympic Rowing Venues


    09/17/09

    Rowing venues in all bid cities will require temporary and permanent construction. 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 rowing.

    Chicago
    Chicago’s rowing venue will be located just 1 km from the IOC Hotel. (Chicago2016.org)


    • Monroe Harbor
    • 20, 000 Capacity
    • $50.2 million for temporary construction / $37.6 million for permanent construction (venue also used for canoe/kayak, flatwater, aquatics: swimming (marathon 10 km)
    • 5 km from Olympic Village
    • 1 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as public park

    Madrid
    The rowing venue in Madrid will also be used for canoe-kayak (flatwater and swimming (marathon 10 km). (Madrid2016.es)


    • Madrid / Getafe Regatta Center
    • 17,000 Capacity
    • $7.2 million for temporary construction / $87 million for permanent construction (venue also used for canoe-kayak (flatwater), swimming (marathon 10 km)
    • 14 km from Olympic Village
    • 10 km from IOC Hotel
    • Construction has not started

    Rio de Janeiro
    Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas in Rio is currently used as a rowing/canoe venue and commercial space. (Rio 2016)


    • Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas
    • 14,000 Capacity
    • $18.3 million for temporary construction / $2.3 million for permanent construction (venue also used for canoe/kayak (flatwater)
    • 28 km from Olympic Village
    • 5 km from IOC Hotel
    • Currently used as rowing/canoe venue and commercial space

    Tokyo
    Tokyo’s Sea Forest Waterway will hold 14,000 spectators an additional 10,000 standing. (Tokyo2016.or.jp)


    • Sea Forest Waterway
    • 14,000 Capacity (+10,000 standing)
    • $43 million for temporary construction/$305 million for permanent construction (venue also used for canoe/kayak (flatwater)
    • 12 km from Olympic Village
    • 17 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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