Estonian delegation welcomed to Rio Olympic Village (1)
The Estonian flag was raised and the Estonian delegation officially accepted to the Rio Olympic Village in the Barra da Tijuca neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro during a welcoming ceremony that took place on Monday evening.
Representatives of the Estonian team's athletes, trainers as well as support personnel took part in a traditional welcome ceremony in Rio's Olympic Village on Monday night.
The Estonian delegation was greeted by the mayor of the Olympic Village, basketball champion and two-time Olympic medalist Janeth Arcain. "All those hours spent training have helped you make your dreams come true," said Arcain. "On behalf of Rio, I say from my heart — welcome! We love sports and you have our support."
Arcain gifted the Estonian delegation a symbolic souvenir. Martti Raju, head of the Estonian Olympic delegation, presented the Olympic Village mayor with a bronze Estonian "Kristjan" award identical to those presented to Estonia's athletes of the year.