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We've arrived: Irish have no problems with 'unsafe' Olympic Village as medal hopefuls land in Rio

View of an athlete's room at the Olympic and Paralympic Village for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: AFP/Getty
View of an athlete's room at the Olympic and Paralympic Village for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: AFP/Getty

Harry Clarke

Despite all the controversy surrounding the Olympic Village in Rio, the Irish swimmers and gymnasts have arrived at their base as they prepare for the Games to begin.

The Australian Olympic team released a statement this week saying they were delaying their athletes' arrival at their accommodation in the Olympic village because of plumbing, electrical and gas problems. 

Argentina and Belarus then expressed concern over the state of the athletes' village, indicating it will seek to house a number of its contingent of athletes and officials elsewhere.

Speaking to Independent.ie this week, an Olympics Ireland spokesperson revealed that the Irish team had no issues with the village and this stance was reaffirmed last night.

"The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) is today delighted to confirm that the first Team Ireland athletes arrived last night at the Rio 2016 Olympic Village," read a statement from the OCI.

"The gymnastics and swimming teams arrived last night and are the first Team Ireland sports to spend a night in the Olympic Village.

"With 31 buildings and 3,604 apartments, the Village will host more than 17,000 athletes and officials during its peak times."

Welcoming the first group of athletes, Team Ireland’s Chef de Mission for Rio 2016 Kevin Kilty said: “We are delighted to welcome our first athletes to the Olympic Village. This marks the start of their Rio 2016 Olympic Games experience.”

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