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Barra da Tijuca: The Olympic Neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Located in the city’s Zona Oeste (West Zone) Barra da Tijuca is the newest of Rio de Janeiro’s neighborhoods, with much of it only having been developed as recently as the 1980s. It was also home to over half of the Olympic activity in 2016, and has benefited in both new accommodations and infrastructure.

Being one of the larger and more affluent bairros (neighborhoods) in Rio, Barra da Tijuca has an abundant array of facilities and venues, including the biggest olympic village in the world, now the location of . . .

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