“StarHit” learned from what had to face the Russian team in Brazil. August 5 in Rio de Janeiro start of the summer Olympic games. The competition will be attended by more than 270 athletes from Russia.
Many of the Russian Olympic team arrived in Brazil at the end of July to have time to adapt. Online immediately articles began to appear about the discontent of the Russians living conditions in the Olympic village, there was no hot water in the rooms, the wiring sparks, the cockroaches in the dining room running around. “StarHit” messed with the athletes to find out how things really are.
Fear of poisoning
“I was satisfied with the conditions,” says the bearer of the Russian team volleyball player Sergei Tetyukhin. – We live in two people. In the room only the most necessary: beds, bedside tables, air conditioning, wardrobe”. Many expected that the conditions will be worse.
“Before coming to Rio I was horrified by the reviews online, shares his rider Viktor Manakov. – Of course, there are flaws – for example, in my soul slowly leaves the water, but it’s the little things”.
Outside of the rooms sportsmen also are satisfied at their disposal a computer room, Wi-Fi. “In my free time me and the guys from the team love to play consoles in the area,” says gymnast Ivan Stretovich.
According to tetjuhina, the day his team starts at 7am, and then players go in the food unit, which provides athletes around the clock food. “It’s huge, the size of several football fields – continues to athletic. Is not very convenient – have to be worn with plates, trays from one end to the other. Moreover, due to the large number of athletes are forced to stand in long queues, but this, of course, is not going anywhere. The selection of food is not so huge: eggs, sausage, cereal, yogurt. There are Asian and Italian cuisine – pizza, pasta, several types of meat. There is also a menu for vegetarians. A couple of days before the start of the competition the boys went to the so-called Russian house, where our rehabilitation center, which takes athletes to rehabilitation – massage, bandaging and so on. The cottage is 20 minutes drive from the Village we were fed soup and Olivier at home was.
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Not all athletes eat in the food unit. Athlete Tatyana Lebedeva, who cares for our native Volgograd, notes that in this competition, as in previous ones, many of the participants give preference to fast food: “This food is familiar, moreover, reduces the risk of poisoning, – says Tatiana. – Plus not all Olympic athletes live and train in the Village. For example, coach Irina Viner had taken on the rhythmic gymnastics team to a hotel near the base – so the girls are calmer, because in the Village a difficult psychological situation, all very nervous.”
A reprimand from the coach
The men’s team in volleyball, on the contrary, tries not to leave their habitat.
“The Olympic Committee warned us that in the Rio crime and theft, – says Sergey. – Plus disease and viruses – we try not to risk without need and not to go. Once I left, I saw that at every step there are soldiers, a feeling of martial law. Go everywhere the jeeps with three or four men, armed to the teeth”.
The only exception is a daily 15-minute journey to school: in her gym are hours of training volleyball – on the grounds of the Village time and place for classes is not enough.
But for security at the Olympic village athletes can not survive. “This is not to get, – says the boxer Konstantin Bogomazov. – The day before the visit should come to the Commission and submit documents that consider not less than a day, and then make the decision to let you go or not. The rules are strict: the administrator of our team forgot to specify one coach, and he was not allowed, I had to make a request to the administration. Not less strictly and with discipline: after 22.30 in the rooms should be quiet, if someone breaks a rule will receive a reprimand from the coach.”
Also keep an eye out for the health of competitors. “The athletes are observed in special medical laboratories – each has its own country – continues the boxer Konstantin Bogomazov. – Russian doctors has arrived in Rio along with the players. If caught a cold, got a dislocated, sprained ligaments – you medical treatment, doctors and equipment here enough – the lab occupies an entire floor.” Every morning the players tested for doping. “In previous games of the teams chose two or three people, and took from them analyses, but now they have to pass each divided Tetyukhin. – Such requirements only to the Russians: when you are sitting in the queue to the doctor, eight of the ten participants – our children”.
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$12.5 million was allocated to the Olympic Committee of Russia on preparation for the Games in Brazil is reported by the Executive Director of the ROC Vladimir Sengleev. The money went for equipment and payment of foreign coaches. $1 million spent by the Russian anti-doping Agency for the purchase of programs to identify illicit drugs in the blood.
$60 million the state will receive every Russian athlete, won gold at the Olympics, silver medal – 40 thousand, bronze – 25 thousand For comparison: the most winners will pay Singapore – $745 thousand, and the least the UK where there simply is no financial incentive for athletes.
450 thousand of free condoms will be given to Olympians Brazilian authorities. In other words, two pieces per person per day. For comparison: the Olympic games in London were allocated 150 thousand contraceptives. “Record” number of condoms provided by the management of the country, due to fears about fever Zeke.
In 3.5 times increased the price of a hotel room in Rio. 32 tons fish have been removed in the lagoon which will host rowing competitions on kayaks and a canoe.
41 years old Oksana Chusovitina – she’s the oldest athlete ever to be presented at the Games. The gymnast won the first medal at the Games in 1992. In Rio, at their seventh Olympic games, Chusovitina will represent his native Uzbekistan.