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Rio's Olympic Views

Rio 2016 Olympic Venues, Brazil

Story by UrtheCast Gallery August 16th, 2016

Check out these brilliant, crystal-clear images and videos of Olympic venues from space, captured from UrtheCast’s Iris and Deimos-2 sensors. You can even spot objects near the football pitches, within the stadiums.


Ola, Rio de Janeiro 🇧🇷

Brazil’s second-largest city is seen here in its entirety, imaged by Deimos-2, Aug. 5.

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Maracana Stadium, Rio 🏅

From UrtheCast’s Deimos-2 satellite, Maracana Stadium is seen here leading up to the Olympic Ceremonies, Friday, Aug. 5.

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OPENING CEREMONIES, STADIUMS, AND MORE 🎗🎉

In the video above:

ITAIPAVA ARENA FONTE NOVA ⚽

Located in Salvador (Brazil’s third-largest city), which is a short two-hour flight from Rio, Itaipava Arena is also part of the 2016 Olympic Games football action.

MINEIRAO, BELO HORIZONTE ⚽

From the archives: Mineirao Stadium, host to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, is this year host to 10 football matches during the Olympic qualifiers and the semifinals, which began Aug. 10.

São Paulo ⛹🏃🏻

From the archives: São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, is located a 5.5-hour drive from the heart of Rio de Janeiro. Shown here is Conjunto Desportivo sports venue, where pre-Olympic and Paralympic training camps are held.

Footnote: Go, Canada, go!
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil