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Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 16:11

The Olympic city from above, from Maracana to Copacabana

By Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO — The Olympic city of Rio de Janeiro is picturesque, particularly from the air with stunning views of the famous Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugar Loaf Mountain and miles of sandy beaches running from Copacabana to Ipanema and beyond.

Part of the lure in choosing Rio seven years ago for the Olympics was for these stunning views. Television networks from around the world will take advantage of the breathtaking landscape, flying high over Guanabara Bay to record sailing races and other events.

Viewers will love it and the world's sailors are thrilled, being in the middle of the action in an Olympics instead of hidden hundreds of miles away in a small harbor.

AP Rio de Janeiro-based photographer shot many of the venues from a helicopter Monday.

The Olympic city from above, from Maracana to Copacabana
The Christ the Redeemer statue stands above Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Photo 1 — The famous Christ the Redeemer statue towers high over the city, offering a perfect view of the Maracana Stadium – the venue for the soccer finals and the Olympic ceremonies. You can also see "The Little Maracana", which will host indoor volleyball.

The Olympic city from above, from Maracana to Copacabana
Aerial view of the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug 1, 2016. The Summer Games start Aug 5. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Photo 2 — Rio's Olympic Park, the largest venue cluster for the games. The venue in the lower right will host gymnastics. Above that is the cycling velodrome, followed by the three Carioca arenas, the largest which will host men's basketball and the women's medal round. To the left of the Carioca arenas is the handball venue, which is just below the main swimming venue. Above the velodrome is the main tennis stadium.

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