LONDON – Milos Raonic really enjoyed his time in the Olympic athletes village, even if it was for only for a few days.
The Canadian tennis star, like a lot of athletes, moved out of the village the day after the opening ceremony to focus on his sport but not before finding out about other athlete’s lives.
“A lot of athlete’s came for the ceremonies and then left because their event might be late in the Olympics. I spoke with a few of the wrestlers, learning the way they’re events go. For example, if the wrestlers want to win gold, they have to fight six times in a day, with 10 minutes rest between each fight.
“I wouldn’t want to be a part of that, personally, but good for them. What I liked about the village was, you learn about their spotrt and what they did, how they grew up, how they became who they are. I think that’s a really special thing.”