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Kathimerini, April 28, 2016
"Greece hands the Olympic torch to Rio," writes Athens-based daily Kathimerini on its front page Thursday, featuring a picture of Wednesday's handover ceremony in Athens.
To mark 100 days before the start of the 2016 Olympic Games due to take place in Rio de Janeiro from Aug. 5 to 21, thousands of spectators gathered in Athens' Panathenaic Stadium to witness the passing of the torch to the Brazilian delegation.
The torch is scheduled to arrive in Brazil on May 3 and be carried around the country before the opening ceremony.
Answering concerns about the state of preparedness of the Brazilian city, Rio mayor Eduardo Paes told the BBC that the Olympic park is almost ready, though some other projects are indeed behind schedule.