Gallery - Six Pictures That Exemplify Rio

Today BBC Radio 5 Live will be broadcasting from Rio in Brazil as part of their assessment of whether Rio is ready to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.

Talking Rugby Union will be covering the build up for the inaugural Olympic Rugby Sevens.

We have a team based in Brazil who will be giving us exclusive images and thoughts about the city, to prepare us for the rugby news from Rio. Here is our first glance at Rio.

Pictures from Frederic Wale