By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Welcome news for residents of Rio's Zona Norte and Zona Oeste (North and West Zone) this past weekend as one of the Rio 2016 Games' main competition venues, Parque Radical in Deodoro, reopened to the public after being closed for almost nine months.

At the park's reopening ceremony last week, city officials stated that, for now, the park will open to the public on Sundays from 9AM to 4PM. During the week, the site will be used for training, specifically BMX and canoeing athletes preparing for the

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