Here’s what Rio’s ‘uninhabitable’ Olympic Village looks like less than 2 weeks before the opening ceremony

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On Sunday, athletes, coaches, and team officials from around the world began to move into the Olympic Village ahead of the opening ceremony, which take place on August 5. The move-in did not go swimmingly.

Team Australia called the village uninhabitable, as problems with plumbing, electricity, gas, and overall cleanliness caused them to quickly move into hotels. A small fire broke out in the Dutch living quarters. Only 12 of the 31 buildings have passed safety inspections.

Rio officials have promised to put the finishing touches on the village over the next two weeks. But when the Olympics do start, more than 11,000 people will call the Olympic village their home.

In the meantime, take a tour of the village below:


Rio’s Olympic village is expected to host over 17,000 athletes from across the world.

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Source: The New York Times


The village has plenty of tennis courts, soccer fields, and other room for outdoor activities.

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Signs outside the buildings make it easy to tell which country is staying where.

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Australia’s rooms are unoccupied, however. Its members are staying in hotels until Olympic officials can fix some plumbing problems.

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The village looks quite nice from the outside.

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Just make sure not to get lost.

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Inside, the apartments are a little drab, though there do appear to be beanbag chairs.

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The beds look a bit narrow.

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There has reportedly been flooding in the bathrooms.

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Read more: 11 days before the Rio Olympics, athletes are refusing to move into the ‘uninhabitable’ Olympic Village


At least most of the suites have balconies, which look nice.

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Another view of the village from a balcony:

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You can see the kitchen on the left-hand side of the apartment. A small fire broke out in the Dutch building. Not a great start!

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Another view of the bedrooms. They aren’t too spacious!

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The rooms feature welcome pillows.

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You can work on your tan outside Portugal’s rooms.

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Because this is an athletic event, there are plenty of workout options.

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Some treadmills to go with the stationary bikes.

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Cool off with an ice bath.

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In case you need a trainer.

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If you get more badly injured:

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These feet will lead you to the cafeteria:

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It looks pretty massive.

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Another view of the cafeteria, with a different color of seats.

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A nice fountain outside.

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Better safe than sorry.

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The Olympics begin August 5.

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