A month to go until the highly anticipated Rio Olympic games

With just a month left until the Olympics opening ceremony, a number of issues still blight the event.

Rio 2016

CAPE TOWN - Today marks a month to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games with organisers in a race against time to assure sceptics around the world that everything will be in place for the showpiece.

With fears over the Zika virus, and now concerns over the water quality at one of the venues, the city is fighting off a wave of negative press as it looks to successfully host the 31st Olympiad.

While Rio de Janeiro readies itself for a huge influx of athletes, support staff and tourists for the Olympic, there are still a host of issues blighting the organisers.

The continued withdrawal of some of the world's top male golfers have kept the fears over the potential spread of the Zika virus front of mind for many, but authorities are confident they will manage to control the problem.

A recently released study by a group of scientists into the quality of the water at the Sailing venue shows contamination to have resulted in the presence of a super bacteria which is all due to Rio's so-called 'fragile' sanitation infrastructure.

While the completion of the public transport system is still in its final stages.

The Opening Ceremony is on Friday, 5 August with the first major events commencing the following day.