Team Singapore athletes and officials at the Rio Olympics received a special guest yesterday, as President Tony Tan Keng Yam paid a visit to the Singapore House.
He was accompanied by Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin, who is also the Singapore National Olympic Council president.
The Singapore House, set up by the Singapore Sports Institute, is a temporary three-level facility offering round-the-clock holistic care for the 25 national athletes in Brazil for the duration of the Aug 5-21 Summer Games.
The President met the 18-man staff that included physiologists, psychologists, trainers, a sports science team and a doctor and a nurse.
Today, he will visit the Olympic Village, the official residence for many of the 10,500 athletes competing in Rio, as well as meet several of the Republic's representatives.
During his five-day trip in Brazil, Dr Tan will also meet the Singaporean community tomorrow during a National Day reception organised by the Embassy of Singapore in Brazil at the Grand Hyatt.