Interactive: Take a look inside the Rio Olympic village

The Olympic Village stands ready in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 23, 2016. (AP)

The 31-building Rio Olympics Athlete's village compound should pamper the 10,500 athletes and another 7,000 staff members during the games.

It’s set among tennis courts, soccer fields, seven swimming pools — with mountains and the sea as a backdrop — and topped off by a massive dining-kitchen compound that’s as large as three football fields.

“I want to help all the athletes have a wonderful welcome to Brazil,” said Priscilla Antonello, a residence center deputy manager whose job is to help athletes find their accommodations. Will she be star-struck by so many Olympians?

(With AP)

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