Lago Rodrigo de Freitas
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. A feature of the design will be the installation of a temporary pontoon with 10,000 seats, ensuring a great atmosphere in the finish zone. 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 Olympic Games.