With the Olympic opening ceremonies on Friday, 5 August, athletes from all around the world are arriving in Rio de Janeiro to get ready for the games.
Thousands of athletes will come to take part in 306 events at 37 different venues around the host city of Rio de Janeiro. The Olympic Village has 31 buildings and 3604 apartments and it set to host more than 17,000 athletes and officials during peak times.
Athletes are preparing for the games and settling into the Olympic Village, but many are also taking the time to show off the city’s amazing sights on their social media accounts. Here are a few posts from athletes that have already arrived in Rio.
Mahe Drysdale – Team New Zealand
We are in Rio! Already taken ownership of the Village being the very first Athlete from any country to arrive and get through the gates! @zoe_stevenson @evemacfarlane were of course there by my side as usual. All is good, few finishing touches still to be made but when you arrive at 5am on opening day you can’t expect it to be perfect. Next stop the Rowing Venue. Exciting to think racing gets way in under 2 weeks. @nzolympics #roadtorio
Joe Clarke – Team Great Britain
A photo posted by Joe Clarke (@joeclarkek1) on Jul 3, 2016 at 11:39am PDT
Kassidy Cook – Team USA
Adventuring around the village today 🇺🇸🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/nb8UZdRNgR
— Kassidy Cook (@KassidyCook1) July 27, 2016
Lisa Darmanin – Team Australia
— Lisa Darmanin (@Lisa_Darmanin) July 16, 2016
Nelson Évora – Team Portugal
Kieran Behan – Team Ireland
A photo posted by Kieran Behan (@kieranbehanirl) on Jul 27, 2016 at 7:56am PDT
Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel – Team Netherlands
Hannah Wilkinson – Team New Zealand
A photo posted by Hannah Wilkinson (@hwilkin17) on Jul 25, 2016 at 9:34am PDT