About Regatta Venue
The rowing will take place on the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas which is located in the heart of Rio with a spectacular backdrop of mountains, the Tijuca Forest and Christ the Redeemer statue at Corcovado. Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas hosted the rowing during the Pan-American Games in 2007 which was also the Olympic Qualification Regatta for the Beijing 2008 Olympics. The 2015 World Rowing Junior Championships are also held there as a test event for the Paralympic Games.
About Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is located at the Southeast Region of Brazil. It is the second largest city in Brazil and the 26th largest in the world. Rio is the most visited city in the southern hemisphere and is known for its breathtaking landmarks, amazing landscapes and for the unique spirit of its people. The population of Brazil is 203,429,773 (July 2011 est.) with approximately 6.1 million living in Rio de Janeiro.
Rowing in Brazil
The Brazilian Rowing Confederation was founded in 1895 to represent five rowing clubs in Rio de Janeiro. It was not until 1977 that the Brazilian Rowing Confederation was established.
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