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Brazil: Venues still under construction as Rio Olympics opening nears01:46

Brazil: Venues still under construction as Rio Olympics opening nears

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
July 30, 2016 at 00:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Construction works for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were in full force on Friday, one week before the games are set to kick off in the 'Marvellous City.'

In the footage, soldiers can be seen patrolling Copacabana, while construction workers are struggling to meet the deadlines for the various Olympic venues including the beach volleyball arena which is located at the beach. Speaking to journalists, a passerby noted that the work is progressing slowly and expressed doubt about whether the structures will be completed in time.

At least 11 construction workers were killed between January 2013 and March 2016, while working on Olympic facilities or Games-related projects.

The 2016 Summer Olympics are due to take place in Rio de Janeiro from 5 to 21 August 2016. Sporting events will take place at 33 venues in the host city and at 5 venues in the cities of Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasilia, and Manaus. The Games will be the first time a South American city has played host to the summer Olympics.

Brazil: Venues still under construction as Rio Olympics opening nears01:46
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Construction works for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were in full force on Friday, one week before the games are set to kick off in the 'Marvellous City.'

In the footage, soldiers can be seen patrolling Copacabana, while construction workers are struggling to meet the deadlines for the various Olympic venues including the beach volleyball arena which is located at the beach. Speaking to journalists, a passerby noted that the work is progressing slowly and expressed doubt about whether the structures will be completed in time.

At least 11 construction workers were killed between January 2013 and March 2016, while working on Olympic facilities or Games-related projects.

The 2016 Summer Olympics are due to take place in Rio de Janeiro from 5 to 21 August 2016. Sporting events will take place at 33 venues in the host city and at 5 venues in the cities of Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasilia, and Manaus. The Games will be the first time a South American city has played host to the summer Olympics.

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