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Two days after arriving back from Rio, it’s starting to hit me that I was at the Olympics. Some final thoughts on Rio, the Olympics and the experience.
Well, 24 hours of madness have resulted in us finding ourselves in Rio de Janeiro with an apartment right down the road from the Olympic Park. It’s all starting to set in now.
The rest of the first day in Rio resulted in credentials, a walk along a beach and a Brazilian steakhouse dinner. Also, here are some of my observations of Rio after the first day in the city.
Our second day in Rio saw us check out the media center and the massive Olympic Village. Only a few more days before it takes center stage for the world.
Well, we weren’t able to go to the Christ the Redeemer statue today, but we were still able to do a little bit more exploring.
Nothing happens fast around Rio. But we got to see the Christ the Redeemer statue, so there’s that at least.
The start of the women’s soccer tournament on Wednesday marked the unofficial start of the Olympics and the unofficial start of our work with Rio2016.com.
Thursday was the chill day we all needed. But sitting in on the IOC and USA Basketball press conference certainly made it interesting.
It’s finally here. After much anticipation, the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics went on as planned Friday night. Unfortunately we weren’t there, but we had the next best thing.
Always remember the sunscreen, especially if you’re covering rowing. Oh, and write the story first before trying to get back to the Olympic Park. Lessons learned on the first day of the Olympics.
So windy conditions equaled a no-go for rowing on Sunday. But watching Serena Williams in tennis was a blast.