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Rio 2016 Olympics in the Deodoro Zone

By Jack Whibley and Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporters

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Deodoro, a middle class neighborhood of Rio's Zona Oeste (West Zone) - will become one of the four 'Olympic Zones' in 2016 Games to be held in Rio. It is already being touted as the second Olympic Park (in addition to the main Olympic Park in Barra) as many different sports, such as the recently proposed rugby sevens and hockey, will be competing in Deodoro.

Located northwest of the city, the Deodoro neighborhood lies just south of the Avenida Brasil arterial road and to the west of Madureira . . .

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