How's training in Rio for our GB men?

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Great Britain's men's Olympic hockey team have had their first training session in Rio.

Having travelled on Tuesday from Heathrow to Brazil, the men's squad trained on Wednesday for the first time at the Deodoro hockey venue.

Men's coach Bobby Crutchley told from Rio, "The venue looks great and myself, the staff and players really like the pitch. We only arrived the evening before so it was a very light session.

"The village is looking really good and the BOA have done a great job getting the apartments ready. It's relatively quiet in the village at the moment but it will be very busy very soon!

"Overall Rio absolutely has the Olympic feel, but in Brazil's own special way which is great, and the volunteers are very friendly and always looking to see who they can help - they're like our own Hockey Makers in that respect!"

Crutchley's team play their first game on Saturday 6th August at 4:30pm UK time when they take on Belgium, and every game is live on BBC Sport online/red button, with selected matches also on network TV.

GB athlete Henry Weir tweeted an image of him and David Condon after the training session and was certainly impressed with what he'd seen.

He also shared a video and photos from inside his apartment in the village and was very happy with his surroundings in South America!