New Zealand team welcomed to Olympic village

New Zealand’s Olympic team has officially been welcomed to the Games village.
New Zealand’s national anthem was played and the country’s flag raised in a ceremony which chef de mission Rob Waddell said also highlighted the Brazilian culture.
“It was smart and well-co-ordinated and we felt 100 per cent welcome,” he said.
The Football Ferns were first to arrive in Rio, and have been living in the Olympic Village since July 24.
However, not all the New Zealand team has arrived yet. By the start of the games the number of Kiwi athletes will grow to 123.
Rio 2016 opening ceremony kicks off at 11am(NZT) on Saturday 6 August.
Olympic Village
An Olympic Village is an accommodation center built for the Olympic Games, usually within an Olympic Park or elsewhere in a host city. Olympic Villages are built to house all participating athletes, as well as officials and athletic trainers.

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Rizzy Jade
Rizzy Jade
4 years ago

Did they make a little village just for Olympians competing?

sreehari
sreehari
4 years ago

i like the olympics

pipes
pipes
4 years ago

welcome nz hope you all had a safe ride

Hannah
Hannah
4 years ago

Awesome! I’d like to go!

Lily Potter
Lily Potter
4 years ago

that is so cool its really nice that the Brazilians who live in Rio have welcomed them and on the news the Olympians have said that its really nice and the villagers are lovely people and just say hi so all the Olympians can just walk down the street without being pulled and pushed over by major supporters

Abbie
Abbie
4 years ago

So cool! I can’t wait for the Olympics to start!!!

JR
JR
4 years ago

It is cool I want to go

Tigersrock
Tigersrock
4 years ago

Wow. That is exciting I can’t wait for the Olympics to start lots of games to see. Its going to be fun to watch. Good luck NZ! I hope u do well!

trent
trent
4 years ago

cool

Breanna
Breanna
4 years ago

Did all the the Olympians go there or something

Joy
Joy
4 years ago

Thats wonderful for the NZ teams to rest in a newly renovated village!😀

SB
SB
4 years ago

Its great that New Zealand is welcomed to the Olympic village.

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