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.
Unforgettable night #Openingceremony #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/kHAb9jKkhU
— Micah Christenson (@MChristenson5) August 6, 2016
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.
This is the craziest sport I have ever seen live!!! #Rio2016 #tabletennis pic.twitter.com/2OHzUxarUN
— John Nunn (@johnnywalker04) August 10, 2016
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.
Hanging at Women's Rugby medal matches w @jwardy21 #Rio2016 #OlympiansWatchinOlympians pic.twitter.com/lR3nUEaJGP
— John Nunn (@johnnywalker04) August 8, 2016
Roommates Jared Ward and John Nunn will both compete next week in Rio.
Weightlifter Sarah Robles shares a picture of the training facilities, which include televisions to watch other Olympic events.
What’s for Dinner?
Olympic update for @Lesdoggg – today after training we had ribs and chicken. Yo, u gotta get down here! #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/kqTvlwPSEn
— John Nunn (@johnnywalker04) August 9, 2016
John Nunn also shared a picture of the rib and chicken dinner at the Rio Olympic Village.
Look at That View
View of the Olympic Village from my bedroom window. Beautiful here. #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/L2EeN7ZpTb
— Jared Ward (@jwardy21) August 8, 2016
Marathon runner Jared Ward, who will compete during Week 2, shares his view of Olympic Village.
Rio #TeamAdams has settled in and completed our first session. #excitingtimes #TeamAdams #RoadToRio #countdown pic.twitter.com/V3hgwxoWVR
— Valerie Adams (@ValerieAdams84) August 8, 2016
Valerie Adams, New Zealand shot putter, shares her eagle-eye shot of the Olympic Village. She is scheduled to compete on Friday, August 12.