POSTED: July 31st 2016

Olympics: Rio 2016 Summer Games countdown on one hand now 5 days to go

The refugee team explores Rio de Janeiro © Getty Images
The refugee team explores Rio de Janeiro © Getty Images

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(SFC) With just 5 days to go to the Opening Ceremony of Rio 2016 the city is getting in the Olympic Spirit while security escalates and is up close and personal in official uniforms. Make no mistake the Brazilian troops are boots on the ground and in the sea attentively watching out for athletes and fans coming in from all corners of the world. From Olympic Rings on the beach to flambouyant flag waving fans, the city begins to dress in the official branding welcoming the world. 

The first Refugee team held their press conference on what it means to them to compete in Rio after overcoming immense pressure to deal with their situations back in their home countries.

Interim President Michel Temer and Rio de Janeiro Mayor Edoardo Paes are both enjoying a defining moment in their careers.

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