The Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will house the arenas for 14 Olympic sports and nine Paralympic sports.
Racing toward 2016
EVEN BEFORE THE START of the 2012 London Olympic games, construction work began in Brazil to prepare for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games. The heart of the games is the Barra Olympic Park, being constructed on the site of the Rio de Janeiro’s old Formula 1 racing circuit at Jacarepaguá.
THE OLYMPIC PARK will house the arenas for 14 Olympic sports and nine Paralympic sports, including water sports, judo, basketball, tennis and wheelchair rugby.
SUPORTE EQUIPAMENTOS LTDA is leasing Atlas Copco equipment to the Olympic Park management.
The company’s Luiz Gustavo Tavares Mendes explains the choice of Atlas Copco equipment: “Atlas Copco supplies state-of-the-art equipment, has a worldwide reputation and provides outstanding technical support. Atlas Copco compressors are already hard at work powering jackhammers for site preparation, and we are also providing generators that will power a wide range of contractors’ machinery throughout the site.”
The Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro will include the Olympic Village, sports arenas, a media center, a 400-room hotel and three pavilions to accommodate the future Olympic Training Center.