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In Rio, USA Basketball teams will be staying on luxury cruise ship

Rio Olympics

The cruise liner Silver Cloud that will accommodate the U.S. basketball Olympic team is anchored at the renovated port area of Praca Maua in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 1, 2016. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games begin Aug. 5. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)


NBA players are used to staying in five-star hotels on the road, flying on charter planes, and generally having time away from home be as comfortable as possible.

The Olympic Village rooms in Rio don’t exactly live up to those standards if you ask Andrew Bogut.

Team USA will have no such concerns. Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams are staying on The Silver Cloud luxury cruise ship docked in the renovated harbor in Rio. The US Olympic delegation booked it and the rooms on a larger adjacent ship during the games where the “Olympic family” will stay. All of this will make the place a safe haven for players during the games (the ship has a special security detail to keep people not staying on the ship off it). All of the ships amenities will be at their disposal.

That said, expect to see the USA players at other venues and checking out other sports during the games, among other activities. That’s part of the Olympic experience.

The ship will be docked in the Maua port terminal, one of the areas revitalized in preparation for the games that the Brazilian government sees as part of the legacy of the games.