Finally, there is the Deodoro district in western Rio. Home to several Olympic venues, it was supposed to become a recreational quarter after the Games ended. However, city authorities have closed it pending a change of management. What the future holds for the project is unclear.
Meanwhile, the few locals who have visited the Olympic park recently seem alarmed by its condition. “It’s an abandonment,” one visitor, Wanderson Wygers, told O Globo, a local newspaper. “[It’s] a disregard for public money for the visitors who come here and want to see it used.”