Athletes’ Instagram shots show what it’s actually like at the Rio Olympics for Team Canada

Athletes’ Instagram shots show what it’s actually like at the Rio Olympics for Team Canada

Team Canada has been doing a lot of Instagramming from Rio, and looking at the shots it’s hard to discern any trace of the “state of public calamity” that the city declared just a few weeks prior to the opening ceremonies. Here, some pictures of Canadian athletes enjoying their gruelling championship holiday to the max.

Swimmer Emily Overholt demonstrates the proper use of a hammock:

HANGING out and resting up!!! ? #rio2016??

A photo posted by Emily Overholt (@emilyoverholt) on

Apparently the Olympic Village has a salon. Penny Oleksiak took advantage:

When in doubt go to the salon and get a makeover? #easybreezybeautiful

A photo posted by Penny Oleksiak (@typicalpen) on

Tennis player Vasek Pospisil uses giant, boot-shaped sleeping bags (actually, some kind of fancy limb-squeezing athlete recovery system) to make his legs feel better after a match:

Got the Win in the doubles today! Doing a little late night recovery for tomorrow. ??#rio2016

A photo posted by Vasek Pospisil (@vasek.pospisil) on

Here, from volleyball player Steven Marshall, is what it looks like when you’re getting ready to walk out into the Olympic opening ceremonies:

Getting ready to walk out for the opening ceremony ? #rio2016 #olympics #canada

A photo posted by Steven Marshall (@stevenmarshall22) on

Swimmer Taylor Ruck warms up in some sort of specialized training pool:

olympic sized pool for an olympic sized dream ? #rio2016 #1day

A photo posted by Taylor Ruck (@taylor.ruck) on

So this is what rowers did after their events were cancelled on Sunday:

Cyclist Michael Woods checks in with Santa’s tropical doppelganger. Verdict: all good.

Where Santa goes in the offseason. #rio2016 #kriskringle

A photo posted by Michael Woods (@rusty_woods) on

The canoe course looks different up close:

And the Olympic Village looks different with nobody around:

With rowing events postponed, Chrstine Roper evidently had time for a lonely walk on Ipanema Beach:

It’s pretty windy in Rio right now, as Danielle Boyd and Erin Rafuse have discovered:

Charging downwind in Rio! #gametime #rio2016 #olympics #teamrafuseboyd #wavejumping

A photo posted by Danielle Boyd (@dannieboyd) on

Tennis star Genie Bouchard thinks this is the “cutest bed ever.” It’s also the most oppressively sporty bed ever:

Cutest bed ever

A photo posted by Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) on

The men’s volleyball team loves to post pictures of themselves making intense faces. Here’s Gavin Schmitt:

Huge 3-0 (25-23, 25-17, 25-23) win over USA in our #rio2016 opener!

A photo posted by Gavin Schmitt (@schmittygav) on

Justin Duff:

Nick Hoag:

And, best of all, Gord Perrin:

Game day! We're back in action tonight against Brazil at 9:30pm ET. You can catch the match live at #teamcanada

A photo posted by John Gordon Perrin (@gordperrin) on