Positive news from Rio where the development of aquatics facilities for the 2016 Olympics has hit some snags along the way. The main aquatics stadium has now been revealed (upper right corner in the photo) with organizers touting its artistic and design features.
Beijing 2008 had the Water Cube, London 2012 had the iconic wave-like roof, and Rio 2016 has now unveiled the idiosyncratic design that will adorn its main aquatics arena. Rio2016.com can reveal that the Olympic Aquatics Stadium that will host the world’s best swimmers and water polo players next year will be enveloped by a work of art by renowned Brazilian artist Adriana Varejão.
The shiny new building is “almost complete” according to The Rio Municipal Government – 96 per cent finished in November, they claim. A swimming test event is scheduled to take place in the stadium in April.