Brazilian rower Arthur from Rio de Janeiro, center, prepares to enter the stadium for his first international gay sporting event, flanked by his two rowing teammates.
"I want to compete, I want to win, but this is not the most important part. The most important part is being here, surrounded by people from so many nations. It is difficult for us to come here, it is very expensive for us
but, wow, I am so enthusiastic and excited to be here."