Right in the middle of it all

Since the Sydney Games in 2000, Olympic sailing venues have been on the fringe of host cities, and in the past have been far enough removed to even warrant a flight from the Olympic center to the regatta.

In Rio, the sailing venue is a one-hour drive from the Olympic village, but the Marina da Gloria is smack-dab in the middle of the city itself. On the north side of Flamengo Park, a local favorite for biking and beach-walking, Olympic sailing will be impossible to ignore in Rio.

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