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May 6, 2021
International Sport

Countdown to Rio Olympics

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With just 20 days until the start of the Rio 2016 Olympics, Brazil and the city of Rio de Janeiro are rushing to get the beachside city and all its venues ready for the athletes and spectators who will flood the city in three weeks’ time.

More than 10,000 athletes from more than 200 nations are expected to compete in the Games, which will run from August 5th, through to the 21st.

The Olympics are also expected to attract as many as 500,000 foreign visitors.

Officials have said the city is ready, even as concerns swirl about unfinished infrastructure projects, pollution, crime, the Zika virus and security concerns which have been heightened following the truck massacre in Nice, France.

Meanwhile, Papua New Guinea will be sending a confirmed team of 8 athletes, to compete in Judo, Taekwondo, swimming, athletics, weightlifting, and boxing.

All the action of the Rio Olympics will be telecast live on EMTV.


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