Olympics 2016: What are your favourite athletes up to in Rio?


With T-minus two days until the Opening Ceremony, excitement for the Olympics is at fever pitch.

However, with no sports actually happening yet, we have a lot of nervous energy and nowhere to channel it.

So if you're as desperate to keep up with the action as we are, we've done a bit of social media snooping and compiled an insider's view of what team GB is currently up to in Rio.

Warning: very little of it is actually sports-related.

It's been blood, sweat and tears for the 366 British athletes on the road to Rio, but that doesn't mean they can't have a bit of fun now that they've made it.

(Martin Rickett/PA)
(Martin Rickett/PA)

Sailor Luke Patience doesn't seem to be letting the pressure get to him, instead sharing snaps of the British sailing team playing beach volleyball against the Dutch hockey squad.

Sprinter Harry Aikines-Aryeetey is similarly relaxed, using Twitter to share a video of his, ahem, impressive pec pulses.

Elsewhere he can be spotted in Jamie Fox's photo enjoying a bit of gaming, while sprinter Dina Asher-Smith has a cheeky nap in the background. Bless.

Gymnast Brinn Bevan is well and truly appreciating the views from GB tower.

Whilst some of the female gymnasts take time out of training to strike a pose.

It's not all training, and eventer Kitty King shares a selfie soaking up the sights and sounds of Rio.

Cyclists Joanna Rowsell Shand and Laura Trott shows their patriotism through her nails.

It's not just team GB who have touched down in Rio - so what are some of our other favourite sportspeople up to?

Usain Bolt, the athlete that needs no introduction, shows his softer side as he visits the Brazilian favelas.

US gymnast Simone Biles shows how athletes can come in all shapes and sizes, judging by the height difference between her and volleyball player David Lee.

US gymnast Nastia Liukin poses with Shawn Johnson on their balcony.

Canada have managed to personalise their corner of the Olympic village

And finally, no list is complete without seeing what the Lithuanian basketball is up to, right? Never fear - basketball player Domantas Sabonis tweeted this snap of him enjoying a bit of sightseeing in Rio.