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Rio Olympic village

 

 

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach described the Rio Olympic village as "one of
the most beautiful" he had seen during Wednesday unveiling of the 835 million US-dollar complex.
The village comprises 31 buildings covering 200,000 square metres of space.

It will accommodate almost almost 18,000 athletes, officials, staff and volunteers during the August 5-21
Games.

"It's one of the most beautiful Olympic villages I have ever seen," Bach said. "It is the heart of the
Games and it's from here that the Olympic message will be spread to Brazil and the world.

"Athletes will be taking part in the most difficult competitions of their lives and, at the same time, will live
together in peace and with respect for the entire world."


The site will be transformed into a residential complex in 2017, with apartments to be sold to private
investors.

Athletes are expected to start arriving at the village on July 24.

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