Photographer: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

Brazil's Stunning Olympic Facilities Are Somehow Almost Finished

In the early months of 2014, the preparations for Brazil's Summer Olympic games was declared by one senior Olympic Committee official as the worst he had ever seen. Construction delays were critical as executives were entangled in a nationwide corruption scandal that has the country's president facing possible impeachment. But now? Everything's seemingly cool as more than 95 percent of the venues are complete. Photographs by Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

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    The field hockey venue in Rio de Janeiro, on April 5, 2016. The track for the new velodrome still is behind schedule and is a concern. 

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    Workers install flooring on a handball court.

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    The majority of the venues are complete nearly four months ahead of the opening ceremony for the games, which takes place on Aug. 5, 2016.

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    Workers install fiber optic cables at the Olympic Village. Brazilians seem mostly disinterested. Only about half of the tickets for the events have been sold. 

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    The canoe and BMX fields near completion in the Deodoro neighborhood of Rio.

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    Workers walk beside the pool in the aquatic center.

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    Exteriors of venues at the Olympic village in the Barra da Tijuca neighborhood.

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    A construction worker stands on a walkway at the Arena da Juventude, a 5,000-seat multiuse venue in Deodoro.

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    The Arena da Juventude. Spending for the venues has largely remained under control. 

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    A worker walks past finished arenas at the Olympic village in Barra da Tijuca.