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  • 2020 By the Book -- Sailing Venue


    08/13/13

    Two of the three bid cities have existing venues for sailing for the 2020 Olympics. In this installment of By the Book, Around the Rings presents a look at the venues planned by Istanbul, Madrid, and Tokyo for the sport of sailing.

    Istanbul
    A rendering of Atakoy Marina (JTA)

    • Atakoy Marina
    • 5,000 Capacity
    • $16.7 million for temporary construction / $16.8 million for permanent construction
    • 25 km from Olympic Village (2012), 22 km from Olympic Village (2020)
    • 14 km from Main Hotel Area (2012), 14 km from Main Hotel Area (2020)
    • Currently used as a Marina

    Madrid
    Valencia Port in Madrid is currently used as a port. (Madrid2016.es)

    • Valencia Port
    • 10,000Capacity
    • $15 million for temporary construction
    • 361 km from Olympic Village
    • 367 km from Main Hotel Area
    • Currently used as a Marina

    Tokyo
    Wakasu Olympic Marina (Tokyo 2020)

    • Wakasu Olympic Marina
    • 2,000 seating Capacity, 5,000 gross Capacity
    • $9 million for temporary construction / $105 million for permanent construction
    • 11 km from Olympic Village (2012), 10 km from Olympic Village (2020)
    • 18 km from Main Hotel Area (2012), 13 km from Main Hotel Area (2020)
    • Construction has not started

    By the Book is a series of reports on the 2020 candidate cities, using information provided in the candidate file of each city.

    Written by Aaron Bauer

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