Joao Havelange stadium
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Rio's Olympics 2016 stadium remains closed

A stadium in Brazil that was due to host athletics at the 2016 Olympics has been closed indefinitely because of structural problems with its roof.

The Joao Havelange stadium in Rio de Janeiro was built only six years ago. Known as the Engenhao stadium in Brazil, it has been used as Rio's main football venue while the iconic Maracana stadium is renovated for the 2014 World Cup.

The Havelange stadium will remain shut as a safety measure until further notice.

The BBC's Julia Carneiro reports from Rio de Janeiro.

  • 28 Mar 2013
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