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Rio Olympic Village Opens Officially

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The Olympic Village for the Rio Games officially opened on Sunday with some 3,600 apartments ready to welcome athletes and officials from all over the world. The 47-year-old retired basketball player Janeth Arcain, also the mayor of the village, joined Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Eduardo Paes and head of the Organizing Committee Carlos Nuzman at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The village consists of 31 apartment buildings with 3,604 apartments, which will be home to more than 17,000 athletes and team officials during the Olympic Games and 6,000 people during the Paralympic Games. Some foreign athletes including some of the refugee athletes have already moved in to the village, which also includes a 24-hour gym, multi-faith center, florist, convenience stores, bank, post office, hairdresser and beauty salon, as well as a vast food hall that will serve more than 60,000 meals a day during the games. "I feel it's very good. The facilities are complete and we feel very comfortable here. All these are for the athletes, and I think that our efforts are being respected," said Marcos Pasin, a Brazilian athlete. In the meantime, some delegations have seen some minor problems in the apartment like water leakage and exposed electric wire. The host, however, has promised to resolve the problems as fast as possible. "All the Olympic villages will experience minor problems, but the important thing is to have the problems fixed before the Olympic Games. We need to provide comfortable accommodation, delicious food and we could achieve all these before the Olympic Game starts," said Arcain. The Olympics will be held from August 5 to 21 and the Paralympics from September 7 to 18. More on: http://www.cctvplus.com/news/20160725/8027937.shtml#!language=1 Subscribe us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CCTVPlus CCTV+ official website: http://www.cctvplus.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cctv-news-content Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewsContent.CCTVPLUS Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTV_Plus