International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said he expected an Olympic Games full of passion and joy.
Bach, who arrived here on Wednesday, was greeted by his counterpart at the Rio 2016 Organising committee, Carlos Nuzman, and a host of smiling volunteers at the airport, reports Xinhua.
“You can already feel the Olympic energy here in the airport, in the city, with all the smiling volunteers full of excitement,” Bach was quoted as saying by the Rio 2016 official website.
“There are high expectations because of the passion of Brazilians for sport, their joy of life, the fantastic venue we’re going to see – it will be a great Olympic atmosphere.”
The IOC president also expressed confidence that the final details are being well looked after as the world arrives in the host city.
“There is always one issue or another to be solved in the last days before the Olympic Games,” he said. “We’re looking forward to a great Games and we’ve always had confidence in Brazil and the Brazilians.”