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In pics: Rio Olympics stadiums in all their glory

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games (XXXI Olympiad), taking part in Rio de Janeiro are fast approaching. From 5 August to 21 August, many athletes, from across the world, will be taking part in the games, competing against one another for glory. Plumbing and electrical concerns aside, the Games Village has opened to an influx of athletes from around the world.

"The battle for Olympic medals will take place in 32 venues in Rio de Janeiro, plus five football co-host cities: Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Manaus, Salvador and São Paulo."

Commonly known as Rio 2016, the city offers a number of stadiums for visitors and for the athletes. From archery at the Maracana, to athletics at the Olympic Stadium (Engenhao). From boxing at Rio Centre to fencing and wrestling at the Carioca Arena. The Rio Games has it all. India will be sending its largest ever contingent of 120 athletes and for them, not only the thrill f competing will excite them but also the venues.

For the first time since the 1900 Summer Olympics, the opening and closing ceremonies will be held in a different venue from the athletics events. Estádio do Maracanã will host the ceremonies.

"The competition venues will be clustered in four zones - Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro and Maracanã - and connected by a high-performance transport ring. Nearly half of the athletes will be able to reach their venues in less than 10 minutes, and almost 75 per cent will do so in less than 25 minutes."

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