They'll arrive late and have to borrow a boat and oars but the Australia women's eight are up for the challenge of their call up to replace the banned Russian crew.
The eight - Fiona Albert, Olympia Aldersey, Molly Goodman, Alexandra Hagan, Jessica Morrison, Lucy Stephan, Charlotte Sutherland, Meaghan Volker and cox Sarah Banting - had been hanging out for the good news they received overnight.
"We all called in to a hotline and the head of rowing Australia said 'It's happening girls, pack your bags you are going to Rio'," said Hagan on Wednesday.
"We all kind of screamed and cried and I can't quite remember what happened, but here we are, unbelievable."
All of the crew except 2012 Olympian Hagan will be making their Games debuts in Rio after the world rowing body ousted the Russian crew because one of them - Anastasia Karabelshchikova - had a doping history.
In all 22 of the 28-strong Russian rowing squad was ruled out.
The Australian eight had disbanded after missing out by just one second when their third placing at the qualifying "regatta of death" in Switzerland in late May left them as first reserve for Rio.
They only reassembled in Melbourne at the weekend after the possibility of a Rio call arose with Russians facing expulsion following the damning WADA report into their country's systemic doping.
Fortunately they had been keeping fit in various ways including marathon training, cross country skiing and footy.
Hagan, from Perth, said they tried to stay calm until before the call came but now the scramble was on to prepare for Rio.
"There was something underlying (about the Russians) but it was really only in the last few weeks that we thought it was a possibility," she said.
"It's not an ideal preparation but at the same time it's pretty exciting," Hagan said.
They will arrive on August 5, just three days before their first heat and, with their boat sent home from Switzerland, will have to race in an unfamiliar boat using borrowed oars.
Banting said at least they felt mentally fresh and they took confidence from their near-miss at qualifying.
"When we get over there the racing's going to be tough but we're prepared for that and we're hoping that we can still touch on the fine racing that we know we've got the potential for," Banting said.
Banting's family are changing a holiday to be in Rio while Hagan's mother recently cancelled her Rio accommodation, believing the crew wouldn't compete.