28 Jul 2016
IOC President Thomas Bach officially moved into the Olympic Village this morning.
The President made himself comfortable in his room before meeting dozens of athletes for lunch. He is due to sleep at the Village during the Games as often as possible. His room is in the same block at the Refugee Olympic Team just a floor below.
The President who won a gold medal at the Olympic Games Montreal 1976 said: "The Olympic Village is the heart of the Olympic Games and you can really feel the excitement growing as the Games approach. Here in the Village athletes from around the world can come together as competitors and share their experiences."
The Village which opened his doors on 24 July is already accommodating some 2000 athletes and officials.