Rio’s Abandoned Olympic Park Disappoints Visitors

Following the first sports event held at the Olympic Park since the end of the Rio 2016 Games, visitors to the rarely used site describe the area that was once one of the Games' main attractions, as "abandoned."

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Six months after the Rio 2016 Olympics, the Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca finally hosted its first sports event since the end of the Games, and, according to local news reports, visitors were extremely disappointed in the condition of the site that once hosted many of Rio 2016's most memorable moments.

On Sunday, February 5th, Olympic Park hosted "Gigantes da Praia" (Giants of the Beach) a beach volleyball tournament headlined by a match between Olympic champions Alison and Bruno Schmidt and Americans Dalhausser and Lucena. The event was held . . .

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