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Airbnb offers rare chance to sleep in Rio Olympic stadium for a night

Most people only get to watch the Olympics but now a rare chance is being offered to sleep inside one of the Olympic stadia in Rio de Janeiro before this year’s Games get underway.

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Airbnb is offering a unique chance on its listings for occupants  to stay in one of  the Olympic Games’ stadia before the action gets underway  Image by Luiz Gadelha Jr. / CC BY 2.0

A really quirky listing from Airbnb offers the would-be occupants a unique position inside the arena that not even winners will experience this August.  The Evening Standard points out that the room in Barra Olympic Park will have gold medal themed surroundings. It is further decorated with rubberized floors, lamp rings as a fitness temptation and a hanging rope ladder. The bed is made of gold and sits higher up than normal which is why it is accompanied by a safety net-like hammock underneath.

Airbnb's offer will allow occupants to experience a night this week living in the Barra Arena in Rio
Airbnb’s offer will allow occupants to experience a night this week living in the Barra Olympic Park Arena in Rio

To capture the panorama of what’s outside, there are and floor-to-ceiling windows, which allow the occupants a bird’s-eye view overlooking the performance area.

The stadium will host the gymnastics during the Olympics. Following that, it will be the base during the Paralympics for the wheelchair basketball competitions. Airbnb’s competition will allow a lucky winner to spend a night in the room on Wednesday (April 20). Also included in the package is a guided tour of the arena.