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PHOTOS: US basketball teams stay on luxury cruise ship at #Rio2016 Games #RioGoldRush

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2016 | 11:39 AM
A federal police officer walks past the the Silver Cloud cruise ship before the U.S. men's basketball team arrives for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil.

The United States men's and women's basketball teams will stay aboard a luxury cruise ship for the duration of the Olympics in Brazil. 

Players from both basketball teams arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.

The men's team was taken to the Port of Rio, where the players boarded a cruise ship, Silver Cloud, their home for the duration of the Games.

The US men's basketball team is made up of 12 highly compensated NBA stars.

Meanwhile, Olympic organisers have been dealing with complaints of incomplete or malfunctioning facilities in the dormitory-style apartments set up to house the more than 10,000 athletes at the games.

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Porters descend a staircase to help carry the luggage of the United States men's basketball team as they board the Silver Cloud cruise ship.

 

 

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Women aboard the Silver Cloud cruise ship look off a balcony as Paul George, of the United States men's basketball team, boards the ship upon arriving for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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DeMarcus Cousins  (center), and Carmelo Anthony, of the United States men's basketball team, board the Silver Cloud cruise ship.

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Members of the United States women's basketball team board the Silver Cloud cruise ship upon arriving for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.