With all the talk of the upcoming Euros, it can be easy to forget that the Olympics is only just around the corner too. And if London 2012 is anything to go by, Rio 2016 should be a golden one for Team GB!

DFS and Team GB Rio Olympics 2016

To celebrate their official sponsorship of Team GB, furniture-aficionados DFS have been working with some of the team’s rising stars to give us an exclusive look at life away from the limelight and the importance of rest and relaxation in the run up to Rio Olympics 2016.

While we all know it takes an incredible amount of hard work, discipline and dedication to compete at the highest level as an athlete, it’s also the ability to switch off and enjoy those relaxation periods which have become an important part of any athlete’s routine. This is where DFS comes in.

DFS Team GB Olympics Rio 2016 Adam Peaty 2

As part of their sponsorship to Team GB, DFS have already unveiled The Britannia, a specially designed, limited edition sofa which provides a centre piece to British House: the home of Team GB in Rio.

To celebrate their collaboration with Team GB, DFS are giving regular Joes an insight into some of our most promising athletes ahead of Rio. One of which is 50m and 100m breaststroke world record holder, Adam Peaty. Yes, we have a world record holder in swimming..

For someone who was afraid of water when he was 8, it’s fair to say Adam Peaty has concurred his fear and then some! However, despite pushing the boundaries of his body on a daily basis with some 35 hours of training a week, Adam says he knows just how important a settled and relaxed home life has been for him and his career.

Adam still lives with his parents and even has his washing done by his number 1 fan, his Nan! But this gives him the time he needs to relax and repair and provides huge motivation for him ahead of Rio 2016. Head over to the DFS Website for more Team GB stories and find out more about Adam here. You can also watch his interview with DFS in the video below.

This post has kindly been sponsored by DFS.

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