100 days to go: Olympic flame handover marks countdown to Rio 2016 Games

Torch relay, last test events, opening ceremony... final details are being completed ahead of first Olympic Games in South America.

From 2,499, we’ve made it to 100. That's how many days there are until the opening ceremony of Rio 2016 Olympic Games and most of the work has already been done. While the organising committee finishes up the last details, fans around the world are getting excited for the sports spectacle that is to come.

With the Olympic torch about to start the Brazilian leg of its relay – involving thousands of torchbearers in over 300 cities – Rio de Janeiro is stepping up its pace in the final months. There are five more test events to come, opening ceremony preparations and the fight for the last spots in 30 sports.

“In 100 days, the Olympic atmosphere will take over and the city of Rio will become one great sporting arena. We are almost there”

Rodrigo Tostes, Rio 2016 excutive director of operations