Following an energetic and culturally spectacular welcoming ceremony, the Jordanian flag has been officially raised in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro.
With the Opening Ceremony just hours away on Friday night, the Games organisers warmly welcomed the Jordan delegation who were joined for the event by HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, President of the Jordan Olympic Committee.
The Prince has been in Brazil attending high level meetings for the International Olympic Committee, which he is also a member of, and he was quick to praise the efforts made by the Organising Committee.
“They have provided us with a very warm welcome and the athletes tell me that they have been made to feel very much at home here in Rio,” he said.
“I would like to wish our friends well in organising this event. It is clear to see how much effort they have put in and I am sure we will all enjoy an exceptional Olympic Games.”
JOC Secretary General Lana Al Jaghbeer also attended the event.
Jordan has eight athletes competing in six sports with seven of them already in Rio. The final pone. Ahmad Abu Ghaush, will be joining them after the weekend.