10 August 2016

While many LDS Olympians have started to compete in their events, many other LDS Olympians are currently in Rio training for their events next week, checking out other sports, and taking selfies with famous athletes. Luckily for viewers, these LDS Olympians are sharing a behind-the-scenes peek of what it’s like to train and live in Rio’s Olympic Village.

Taking Selfies with Other Athletes


As an alternate for the U.S. gymnastics team, MyKayla Skinner found time to take selfies with the U.S. basketball team.


Casey Patterson and Jake Gibb, who have started competing in qualifying rounds for men’s beach volleyball, take time to visit other athletes and watch other sports in their spare time.


Posing with the Team


U.S. rugby player, Maka Unufe (right bottom), shared a picture of his rugby team.

Taylor Sander (back row, second from right) shared a picture of the U.S. men’s volleyball team at the Opening Ceremonies in preparation for their second qualifying round game against Italy on Tuesday.


Supporting Other Sports


Casey Patterson, U.S. men’s beach volleyball player, watched indoor volleyball and supported fellow LDS Olympian, Taylor Sander, in the match against Italy.

Race walker John Nunn, who competes for the U.S. next week, spends his spare time watching table tennis, women’s rugby, and women’s gymnastics.

Roommates Jared Ward and John Nunn will both compete next week in Rio.


Training Facilities

The facilities are not short on televisions. Olympics 24/7 here

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Weightlifter Sarah Robles shares a picture of the training facilities, which include televisions to watch other Olympic events.


What’s for Dinner?

John Nunn also shared a picture of the rib and chicken dinner at the Rio Olympic Village.


Look at That View

Marathon runner Jared Ward, who will compete during Week 2, shares his view of Olympic Village.

Valerie Adams, New Zealand shot putter, shares her eagle-eye shot of the Olympic Village. She is scheduled to compete on Friday, August 12.

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