Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Client: Rio Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Overview

Rio de Janeiro was awarded the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2009, which was a first for South America.

More than 11,000 athletes from 207 National Olympic Committees took part, including first time entrants Kosovo, South Sudan, and the Refugee Olympic Team.

These sporting events took place at 33 venues in the host city, and at five in São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasília, and Manaus.

RLB provided budget advice and cost estimates for all the temporary venues and temporary overlay required for games time.

The Details

Many temporary venues were in iconic locations such as Beach Volleyball on Copacabana Beach; Rowing in Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, in the shadow of Christ the Redeemer; Triathlon and Road Cycling at Fort Copacabana; Rugby 7’s at the Deodoro Stadium and Archery at the Sambodromo.

With expertise gained from the Sydney 2000 Olympics through to London 2012, our event cost managers became a part of the Rio 2016 venues team in their offices in Rio de Janeiro.

Working closely with overlay project managers and designers, they determined where cost efficiencies could be incorporated into the designs while identifying risks and mitigation measures.