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Religious accommodations at Rio Olympics: 5 major faiths to have their own space for worship

The Olympic Village is expected to host more than 17,000 people at peak time. (Miriam Jeske/Brasil2016.gov.br)

Jonah Hicap
30 July 2016

An estimated 17,000 athletes and officials will gather for the 2016 Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5 to 21 coming from different countries and faiths.The athletes and officials will be housed at the Olympic Village, Huffington Post reports.

The Olympics is expected to draw millions of tourists.

Besides preparing for the accommodation, the Olympic committee is also gearing up to serve the spiritual needs of the participants.

The Olympic and Paralympic villages have an inter-religious centre where representatives from Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism will be available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. from July 24 to September 21.


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