Team GB football manager Stuart Pearce has revealed his coaching staff and players are being inspired by the Olympic experience.
Pearce's 18-man squad are part of a 500 strong Team GB at the Olympics who are all living together in the village.
Team GB drew their opening game against Senegal 1-1 and will now face the United Arab Emirates on Sunday at Wembley.
A win in that fixture would nudge them a step closer to the quarter-finals and Pearce insisted they plan to enjoy the Olympic experience for as long as possible.
"Every single one of us, 18 players, myself and my coaching staff, will cherish this experience for the rest of their lives and want to extend it for as long as we can," he said.
"We are savouring every moment.
"Being part of this environment is fantastic exposure.
"Everyone is trying to help one another. It is awe-inspiring to be part of a team of over 500 athletes.
"It makes everyone appreciate there is a bigger picture than just football.
"There is a perception about our profession but that is a small minority. The vast majority are very hard working."