Rio's unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge | Inquirer Sports
Close  

Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge

/ 04:58 PM January 17, 2020
RIO OLYMPIC PARK

(FILES) File photo taken on August 09, 2016 of a general view of the Olympic Park during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. – Authorities ordered on January 15, 2020 all facilities built for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games be closed within 48 hours until security certificates are presented. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP)

SAO PAULO — A Brazilian judge has ordered the closing of Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Park in the next 48 hours due to a lack of safety licenses.

Judge Eugenio Rosa de Araújo said in his ruling published late Wednesday that Rio’s city hall has not provided safety assurances for the Olympic Park to hold public events.

ADVERTISEMENT

The Olympic Park of the 2016 Games has staged music festivals and e-sports tournaments, among other events.

According to the judge, who followed suggestions by local prosecutors in his decision, the area is “progressively battered by the lack of care” and “ready for tragedies.”

FEATURED STORIES

Rio’s city hall has not responded immediately to a request for comment by The Associated Press.

Get the hottest sports news straight into your inbox

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Brazil, Olympics, Rio Olympics, Sports
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.