With just 100 days to go until Rio de Janeiro hosts the 2016 Olympic Games, it looks like the city will be ready. Two years ago, Australian IOC member John Coates called the preparations for the Rio Olympics "the worst" in recent memory, but a lot has happened since then. Brazil's Sports Minister Ricardo Leyser says infrastructure is 98% complete with no major construction projects left.

The Olympic Park in the upmarket suburb of Barra da Tijuca looks spectacular. Television cameras will love the aerial shots above Copacabana beach, or views from the famous Christ the Redeemer statue as it peers over Sugar Loaf mountain and Guanabara Bay.

IBTimes UK presents aerial views of Rio, showing the state of the venues with 100 days to go until the games begin.

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An aerial view of Copacabana Beach, which will host the beach volleyball, marathon swimming, road cycling and triathlonRicardo Moraes/Reuters
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An aerial view of the 2016 Rio Olympic parkRicardo Moraes/Reuters
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An aerial view of the Vila Autodromo slum next to 2016 Rio Olympic parkRicardo Moraes/Reuters
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An aerial view of the Deodoro Olympic Park, home to venues for 11 Olympic sports, including hockey and shootingRicardo Moraes/Reuters
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An aerial view shows the X-Park at Deodoro Olympic Park, home to the BMX track, mountain biking centre and whitewater venueRicardo Moraes/Reuters
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An aerial view of an athlete practising canoe slalom at the X-Park at Deodoro Olympic ParkRicardo Moraes/Reuters
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An aerial view shows the Olympic Stadium which will host athletics, track and field events, and footballRicardo Moraes/Reuters
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An aerial view of men working on the Rio Olympic StadiumRicardo Moraes/Reuters
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An aerial view of Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, which will host rowing and canoe sprintRicardo Moraes/Reuters
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An aerial view of a new Olympic legacy cycling path that collapsed into the seaRicardo Moraes/Reuters
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An aerial view shows the Marina da Gloria, which will host the sailing competition at the 2016 Rio OlympicsRicardo Moraes/Reuters
rio olympics 2016 aerial photos
An aerial view of Copacabana Beach, which will host the beach volleyball, marathon swimming, road cycling and triathlonRicardo Moraes/Reuters
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Aerial view of the 2016 Rio Olympics golf venueRicardo Moraes/Reuters
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An aerial view of the Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de JaneiroRicardo Moraes/Reuters

Some problems still hang over South America's first Olympic games. President Dilma Rousseff is facing calls for impeachment and may have been suspended by the time the games begin on 5 August. Brazil is in the grips of its worst recession in decades, with 10% unemployment. Away from politics, the Zika virus threatens athletes and tourists. Ticket sales are lukewarm, and the alleged bacteria and virus-contaminated venues for sailing, rowing, canoeing and open-water swimming could put athletes at risk.

The deaths of two people when a new Olympic legacy cycling path collapsed into the sea have raised doubts about construction safety in the rush to build facilities. Eleven workers have died on Olympic-related projects since January 2013.