There may just be a few short weeks remaining before the opening ceremony, but a mix of Zika nerves and safety concerns in Rio has meant that for the first time in decades a last-minute trip to the Olympic Games is not entirely out of the question.
How to get the best last-minute deals for Rio de Janeiro
From event tickets to accommodation, there is still room in Rio for a few more procrastinating travellers.
Tickets for the events
First things first, you should probably bag yourself a ticket before booking anything else. Tickets are still popping up regularly online, as more and more people bow out at the last minute. Keep an eye out on reputable internet sites such as StubHub and CoSport, the latter of which sells both single events tickets and accommodation packages.
Try to arrive a few days before the start of the games for the cheapest airfares. Rio has three airports so check prices to each one with a comparison tool to ensure you get the best deal. You could also consider stopping off in other destinations to keep the price of your ticket as low as possible.
With a distinct shortage of hotel rooms in the Brazilian city, Airbnb stepped in as the official 'alternative accommodation' partner. Options are still available for private apartments, especially in areas such as Glória, Flamengo, and Botafogo, which are further from the Olympic arenas.
Traffic will most likely be difficult to navigate but Rio has also released an Olympic Card which allows users unlimited access to buses, ferries and trains around the city. Organisers have also set up a website with helpful transportation advice, including the best routes to sporting venues and road closure warnings.