China's Water Cube, Zahah Hadid's London Aquatics Centre … contractors for those Olympic aquatic venues had big jobs. That won't exactly be the case for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Swim Swam's Braden Keith reported, host city Rio de Janeiro has officially opened a bidding period for construction contracts. However, plans for the temporary center were downsized. "Originally, the plan was to leave the outer structure in the pool intact for use as an Olympic Training Center, but that too has been scratched." Rio de Janeiro already has more than one large capacity aquatic venue. Read More