Friday , 23 April 2021


Fire in the main venue of Rio 2016

A small fire damaged a temporary office in Barra Olympic Park, the main venue cluster for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The fire was quickly controlled and nobody was injured, the Rio 2016 Organising Committee was informed by the Rio city government, which is project managing the park’s construction, and the on-site security teams.

Police Department in Rio de Janeiro announced that four people arrested on suspicion of sparking a fire inside the Olympic Park which is located in Rio’s western neighbourhood of Barra da Tijuca.

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