Rio de Janeiro, Dec 30 (IANS) Construction work at Rio de Janeiro’s Barra Olympic Park, the main venue cluster for next year’ s Olympic Games, is 95 percent complete, the organizers claim. The complex will comprise nine venues that will host 16 Olympic and nine Paralympic events, in addition to the main press center and international broadcast centre, reports Xinhua. 

Meanwhile the Olympic and Paralympic Village, which will host nearly 14,000 athletes next year, is 97 percent ready according to Rio2016.com on Tuesday. The Olympic Hockey Centre is 99 percent complete and the Youth Arena (for basketball, modern pentathlon and wheelchair fencing) is 75 percent finished. Work on the golf course and three X-Park facilities has already been completed. The least advanced venue is the arena, which will host basketball and fencing (75 percent) and the velodrome (76 percent).

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