A worker puts the finishing touches on the Sambodromo archery venue in Rio de Janeiro on the eve of the opening of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
A worker puts the finishing touches on the Sambodromo archery venue in Rio de Janeiro on the eve of the opening of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. JEWEL SAMAD AFP/Getty Images
A worker puts the finishing touches on the Sambodromo archery venue in Rio de Janeiro on the eve of the opening of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. JEWEL SAMAD AFP/Getty Images

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