Rio prepares for next wave of Olympic test events

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 11 (IANS) An international boccia tournament will start the next wave of Rio 2016 test events this week, Rio 2016 organisers have said.

The event will feature 22 para-athletes from Brazil, Britain, Portugal, Russia and Israel. It will run from November 12 to 14 at the Riocentro Pavilion 4 in Rio de Janeiro’s west, reports Xinhua.

“Rio 2016 will use the event to assess various operations, with a special focus on the transport of athletes,” the official Rio 2016 website said on Tuesday.

“Arrivals and departures services – featuring airport and hotel transfers – will be closely analysed, as will anti-doping operations, volunteer activities and the playing surface.

The Rio 2016 accessibility team will play a key role in the event, the organisers added.

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