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As Rio Olympics Begin, Concerns Linger Over Zika, Security And Readiness

A Brasilian soldier stands guard near the Riocentro complex in Rio de Janeiro, on Aug. 3, 2016, ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)
A Brasilian soldier stands guard near the Riocentro complex in Rio de Janeiro, on Aug. 3, 2016, ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)
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The 2016 Summer Olympics officially begin tonight with the opening ceremony in Rio. But in the weeks leading up to the start, there have been health, security and other concerns looming.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with the BBC's Camilla Costa in Rio about the feeling there now, how worried participants are about Zika, what we should look forward to and more.

Hear more of Here & Now's 2016 Rio Olympics coverage.

Guest

Camilla Costa, BBC Brazil reporter. She tweets @_camillacosta.

This segment aired on August 5, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.

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