Rio 2016: Traveling to Rio [UPDATED]

Just about 24 hours to go until the lighting of the Olympic cauldron, and our Ivy Olympians are making their way down to Rio de Janeiro.  Fortunately for us, they decided to take some photos of their journey.

For Team USA, they had to head to Houston, Tex., prior to traveling to Rio for Team processing, where they meet their teammates and receive the official Team USA gear.  I’m guessing they get a LOT of gear based on Kate Grace’s tweet below; either that or she plans to bring home lots of Brazilian or Olympic souvenirs.

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At least they get to have some fun during the processing process:

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The Team USA gear is pretty sharp, or at least Donn Cabral makes it look sharp.

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Muhammad Halim is using Instagram’s new Stories feature to document his flight to Brazil.

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Spain’s Bruno Hortelano took the time to recognize some often forgotten people of Olympic travel – the pilots!

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(for those who are Spanish impaired: “A luxury feel the support so close! Here with the bosses that lead us to our first ‪#‎games‬.. Heading to ‪#‎rio2016“)

And once they get there, they will have time to relax in their rooms…

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… or explore the Athlete’s Village where they encounter their role models…

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… or check out the local landmarks.

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For more behind the scenes thoughts and images, follow your favorite Olympians on social media!

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Abbey D’Agostino @abbey_dags @abbey_dags Facebook Athlete Page
Adrian Durant @CornellTFXC @CornellTFXC Facebook School Team Page
Akua Obeng-Akrofi @ColumbiaXCTF @ColumbiaXCTF
Alexi Pappas @alexipappas Facebook Athlete Page
Bruno Hortelano @brunohortelano @brunjob Facebook Athlete Page
Conor McCullough @comccullough
Donn Cabral @donncabral @donncabral Facebook Athlete Page
Kate Grace @fastk8 @fastkate Facebook Athlete Page
Muhammad Halim @CornellTFXC @halimjumps Facebook School Team Page
Nathan Taylor @SPIREperformanc @spireperformance
Nikki Okwelogu @HarvardTrack_XC @HarvardTrack_XC Facebook School Team Page
Rudy Winkler @CornellTFXC @CornellTFXC Facebook School Team Page
Sean Furey @DartmouthTF Facebook School Team Page
Stephen Mozia @CU_moz @CU_moz

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