Rio Olympic Park nears completion

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 17 (IANS) The construction work at Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympic Park complex has reached 92 percent completion, officials said.

The mountain bike and BMX courses are the only finished venues while the velodrome is in the least advanced stage of completion, said a release on Friday, Xinhua reported.

Eleven of the 16 venues are more than 90 percent complete.

Arena da Juventude is the least advanced venue at Deodoro Park – the Games’ second-largest sports cluster. The arena, which will host basketball and fencing, is 68 percent complete.

Construction of the athletes village and the main press centre is also nearing completion.

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