On August 5, all eyes will be on Rio de Janeiro for the opening ceremonies of the summer Rio Olympics. Though the games have already been plagued by issues like poisonous waterand Zika virus-prompted boycotts, the games promise to be three weeks of intense competition and inspiring performances from the world’s top athletes. As it draws near, we look at how the city is preparing to host this prestigious event, including the work of civil engineers who played a pivotal role in building the infrastructure and stadiums, and the challenges the city faces.

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