Rio Olympic Games 2016 Preparations to Last 22 Test Events

Rio Olympic Games 2016 Preparations to Last 22 Test Events
In less than four months, seven new venues will stage their first events, providing a taster of the Olympic and Paralympic Games as organisers fine tune their preparations
There are six months to go until the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games,but this does not mean that sports fans need to wait until August to watch elite sports in the city. From February to May, Rio 2016 will stage a further 22 test events to warm up the city for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the two most exciting competitions will have tickets for sale.The first one, the FINA Diving World Cup, will bring together the sport’s global elite from 19 to 24 February at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre. 
There will be 272 athletes from 49 countries competing for 92 Olympic places, in18 individual events and five synchronised events. Tickets are on sale,costing R$30 (full-price) and R$15 (half-price).Become a diving expert with our interactive infographic In April, it will be gymnastics’ turn when the test event doubles up as the final qualifying competition: 284 athletes in the sport’s three disciplines (artistic, rhythmic and trampoline) will come together at Rio Olympic Arena from 19 to 22 April in pursuit of the last places at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.