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RIO 2016:Games set for opening ceremony


The 2016 Olympic Games officially start in Rio on Friday with the opening ceremony at the Maracana Stadium.Athletes from 206 nations and a refugee team are in Brazil to compete in 28 sports and be watched by a global audience of billions.The build-up has been dominated by a Russian doping scandal, the Zika virus and issues with the city's security, infrastructure and venues. These are the Games of the 31st Olympiad but are the 28th to be held as those in 1916, 1940 and 1944 did not take place because of war.

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