THIS is the spectacular first image of how Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic park will look in 2016.
Designs for the stunning complex have been revealed by the UK architects who created 2012’s Olympic park.
The 300-acre waterfront venue, built on the old Brazil Grand Prix track, will host 15 sports, including swimming and hockey, and 11 Paralympic competitions.
However, the opening and closing ceremonies will take place at the famous football stadium the Maracana — also venue for athletics.
Rio’s bill for hosting the Games is expected to top £9billion — the same as London. The city will also host the 2014 soccer World Cup.
Bill Hanway, of London architects Aecom, revealed Rio’s Olympic park image and said: “We tried to reflect the beauty and spirit of the place.”