Category: Rio 2016

A volunteer dairies in Rio 2016 Olympic & Paralympic Games :-)

A Letter to Brazil

It’s been a week that my body is back and only few days that my mind finally decided to join it, or at least a part of it. I hate the fact that all what I have lived there is turning in memories. Because…

Day 49: What I will NEVER forget

I’m sitting at the airport waiting for my first flight. I don’t know neither how nor what I’m feeling. My brain froze and refuses to talk to me. I feel in denial. It’s like being stuck between two worlds. I keep looking at people…

Day 36: Volunteers for Volunteers, forever

It is coming to an end. All this experience, all those nice moments, all those great events are over, or almost. People around have started to feel nostalgic already. I was trying to enjoy those last days the most. I stayed in the village…

Day 32: About IPA, or Refugees Paralympic Team

I can already feel some sadness in the Paralympic village. It’s only 2 days before the games are over. Competitions are slowly coming to their end and some delegations have already started to walk around with their luggage. Volunteers as well, we are becoming fewer…

Day 27: Tunisia’s Paralympics gift for Tunisians

I hate to say this but as I already took part in Olympics, some routine has settled down during some Paralympic days. Especially that the rush and the stress of the second Opening Ceremony is behind us now. I litterally was dead the past…

Day 21: Why I am doing Paralympics

It’s 11:12 am and it’s the beginning of September. People say it’s Monday of the year but thank God I’m not having this feeling because I’m living a dream with great people here in a parallel world, the world of enthusiasm, positiveness and solidarity….

Day 17 – Olympics: What happens behind the Scenes

The last 2 Olympic days were among the most stressing ones in my volunteer journey. Athletics as a discipline is quite complicated to organize due to the high number of competing athletes in a short period of time. The Olympic Stadium is a huge venue and…

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