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The Best Rio 2016 Olympics News Bloopers Compilation That Should Win Gold

Now that the Olympic Games have ended, let's re-watch the funniest bits the news have brought us.

This was Rio 2016: the Olympic Games in numbers

The Rio 2016 closing ceremony has ended and the first Olympic Games to be held in South America has officially come to a close. The last 19 competition days (including football) have seen some incredible performances, with records broken and new sporting stars born. Here are some numbers to ponder from what has been a marvellous few weeks in Brazil.

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Biles, Bolt, Phelps, that kiss... 16 magic moments from the Rio 2016 Games

After the curtain fell on the first edition of the Olympic Games in South America, take a look back at some of the best moments

Opening ceremony sets joyful tone

It seems a long time ago now, but on 5 August the curtain came up on the first Olympic Games to be staged in South America. And what a show it was. A joyful sashay through Brazil's extraordinary musical heritage was infused with a social message and a warning over the dangers of climate change. The athletes were cheered to the rafters, none more so than the refugee team, while Brazil's diversity and natural beauty were celebrated with style.

Scene-by-scene: understand the opening ceremony

Phelps wins 200m butterfly

Michael Phelps cemented his status as the most successful Olympian of all time by winning five golds and one silver at Rio 2016, taking his tally to 28 medals (23 gold). The one that seemed to mean the most to the great American swimmer was the 200m butterfly. It allowed him to avenge his London 2012 defeat by Chad le Clos, who had since said he would break Phelps's world records in Rio, and Phelps's celebrations afterwards suggested he had enjoyed putting the younger man in his place.

A very honourable mention also goes to Phelps's compatriot Katie Ledecky, who won four golds and a silver at Rio 2016, setting new world records in the 400m and 800m freestyle events.

At peace with the world, Olympic legend Michael Phelps bids goodbye to the pool

Rafaela Silva wins Brazil's first gold

The host nation's first gold is always a key moment, but the victory of Silva, who was born in the infamous City of God favela community and fought against poverty and prejudice, was particularly poignant. It prompted ecstatic scenes at Carioca Arena 2 and across Brazil.

Meet the 'Judoka of God' who made Brazil proud

Refugees get rapturous reception at Village

The 10-strong refugee team that competed under the Olympic flag were welcomed to the Olympic Village in classic Brazilian style: warmly and with plenty of music and dancing. Hundreds of athletes from other countries were there to greet them, and Syrian swimmer Rami Anis even showed off his samba steps.

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Bolt completes 'triple-triple'

He was the man of the Games, from the moment he touched down at Rio International Airport, until hecompleted an unprecedented 'triple-triple' by winning the 100m, 200m and 4x100m titles at a third successive Olympics. He charmed Brazil and its people, and when he said "I'm the greatest" it was impossible to disagree.
Usain Bolt: nine golden moments at Rio 2016

Monica Puig wins tennis and becomes breakout star of Games

Few people had heard of Monica Puig before Rio 2016. The Puerto Rican tennis player had never been beyond the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament, but her sunny demeanor and surprise charge to the Olympic gold medal made her an internet hit, with even Ricky Martin tweeting his support. She won Puerto Rico's first Olympic gold medal and melted hearts across the globe. 

Who is Monica Puig?

D'Agostino and Hamblin help each other finish
The true Olympic spirit shone through when the USA's Abbey D'Agostino and Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand fell to the ground during their 5000m heat. D’Agostino managed to get up, but rather than speeding off, she stopped and helped Hamblin to her feet. But the American was injured and had difficulty completing the race, so Hamblin supported her and the pair finished the together. They were awarded The Pierre de Courbertin prize for sporting behaviour.
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Records tumble
High-tech tracks and pools at Rio 2016 helped runners, cyclists and swimmers to deliver their best performances, with 65 Olympic and 19 world records being broken. Hard work and talent combined with technology to produce some truly amazing moments, such as Wayde van Nierkerk's incredible run in the 400m final, where his time of 43.03 seconds bettered the 17-year-old mark of 43.18 set by USA legend Michael Johnson.

The fastest men in the world: Rio 2016 features three world record holders in athletics

Olympic cauldron becomes star attraction in revitalised port area

After the lighting of the Olympic cauldron in the Maracanã at the opening ceremony, the flame was transported to the second cauldron, in Rio's rejuvenated port zone, where it became the jewel of the 'Olympic Boulevard' live site. An extraordinary artistic creation by American sculptor Anthony Howe, it became a star of social media and selfies in its own right.
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Icho stands out alone

Japanese wrestler Kaori Icho become the first woman to win an individual gold medal in four straight Olympic Games in any sport, when she took the 58kg women's freestyle title. She also became the first wrestler in Olympic history to win four gold medals, and afterwards it was lumps in throat time as she honoured the memory of her late mother.

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Last year Kaori ICHO  lost her mother.

Tonight she honored her memory w/a fourth  in 

Elaine Thompson's 'double-double'
When it came to Jamaican sprinters, it wasn't all about Usain Bolt. Elaine Thompson superceded Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce as the Caribbean island's queen of the track, the 24-year-old beating her elder compatriot in the 100m and then adding the 200m to her haul.

Elaine Thompson  wins  in the Women's 200m and completes the sprint double at !!  👏👏👏

Skelton does it for the older generation

Nick Skelton proved that some things just get better with age, winning an astonishing gold medal in individual jumping after a six-person jump-off. He became Great Britain's oldest gold medallist since 1908, and the oldest medallist in Olympic equestrian history.

This afternoon, Nick Skelton and Big Star took the first ever  in an  Individual event 👏

Mo does the distance 'double-double'

Mo Farah was one of the stars of the London 2012 Games, when he won the 5000m and 10,000m titles. He went on to triumph in the same events in two successive world championships and repeated the feat in Rio, emulating Finnish great Lasse Viren at the 1972 Munich and 1976 Montreal Games.

Tonight @Mo_Farah took to the  for  in the 5000m final, completing his 'double-double' (5000m & 10000m) 👏

Brazil get the gold they really wanted

Anyone who doubted the value of Olympic football just needed to look at Neymar's face after he scored the winning penalty in the final against Germany. The Barcelona star had delivered a national obsession and helped, in some small way, avenge the terrible 7-1 defeat at the 2014 World Cup.
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That kiss

When Marjorie Enya, manager at Deodoro Stadium, proposed to her partner, Brazil player Isadora Cerullo, at the end of the women's rugby sevens tournament, their celebratory kiss became a symbol for the Rio 2016 Games, which always stressed love and inclusion among their key elements.

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MY HEART!!! Volunteer Marjorie Enya kisses rugby player Isadora Cerullo after proposing 🌈 🌈 🌈 

Simone Biles

The US artistic gymnast came to Rio as one of the most popular stars, with a huge social media following, and left with five medals – four gold and one bronze – from her first Olympic Games, to confirm her place among the greatest names of her sport.

Astonishing Simone Biles leads USA 'final five' to Olympic gold

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Faith Kipyegon wins 3rd Olympic gold for Kenya in 1500m 

Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon upstaged Ethiopia’s world record holder, Genzebe Dibaba, to sensationally bag a gold medal in the women’s 1,500m race that the Ethiopian appeared to control before being soundly beaten.

True to her word after qualifying for the final, Kipyegon delivered that special something that she had promised with a winning time of 4:08.92. Dibaba settled for silver in 4:10.27.


U.S. finally finds its game with emphatic win over Argentina

Here is some at-the-buzzer analysis from press row at the Carioca Arena 1 after Team USA booked a spot in the semifinals of the Rio Olympics with an emphatic 105-78 victory over Argentina on Wednesday:
How it happened: Remember what Argentinean sage Luis Scola said the other day?
It's Scola's contention, after a lifetime in the international game, that no one has a bigger say in how the United States fares than the United States itself.
"It's pretty much up to [them]," he told me early in the tournament.
Three sluggish showings from the Yanks against Australia, Serbia and France certainly tested Scola's theory. But this quarterfinal reunion with the rugged Argentines brought it back into focus because Team USA snapped out of its weeklong funk with a strong display of team ball that enabled the Group A winners to reintroduce themselves to the concept of winning comfortably with this 27-point triumph.
And they did so emphatically after falling into an early 10-point hole.
With the Argentines passing and cutting their way to a quick 19-9 lead in what is widely believed to be the Olympic swan song for the likes of Scola and Manu Ginobili, Team USA awoke at last, rediscovering the determination on D that was so lacking for half of group play.
The Americans also stopped settling for every 3-pointer that presented itself and gradually got the ball moving, too, which led to a stunning 38-8 run that made it 47-27 before the Argentines and their famously raucous fans had much chance to celebrate.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski also made the notable tactical choice to briefly divert from his reliance on Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant by taking Irving off the floor and surrounding Durant with more defensive-minded players, such as Paul George, Kyle Lowry and Jimmy Butler.
All those changes sped the game up to a pace that the aging Argentines -- 12 years removed from their unforgettable upset of Team USA in the semifinals of the 2004 Athens Olympics -- simply couldn't cope with.
The game was a non-contest throughout the fourth quarter ... but it was lively in the building nonetheless because Argentina's passionate supporters used the occasion to serenade their '04 heroes for all they've done in the new millennium in a fashion that had awestruck Team USAers cheering from their bench.
The brutish play inside of DeMarcus Cousins (15 points and two blocks) was another positive development in support of Durant's team-leading 27 points (7-for-9 on 3s), enabling Team USA to look almost as dominant as it did in a 37-point exhibition trouncing of Argentina on July 22 in Las Vegas.
"I don't really think anybody's putting pressure on themselves," Cousins told before the game. "We know we got a lot of expectations coming into this tournament. We're expected to win a certain type of way we haven't in the last few games. But we are winning.
"It's funny," he continued. "Because you hear some of the fan reactions or the media, and it's like, we're 5-0, but there's people complaining about how we're winning. I've never experienced that. But that's the kind of expectations you have playing for Team USA."
For the first time in about a week, those expectations didn't look like a burden for the tournament's heavy, heavy favorites.
The streak: Make it 74 wins in a row and counting for Krzyzewski. That includes 22 consecutive victories in Olympic play, 19 in FIBA World Cup tournaments, 10 in Olympic qualifiers and another 23 in exhibition games. The Americans previously tasted defeat in the semifinals of the 2006 FIBA World Championship against Greece. They launched this streak on Sept. 2, 2006, with a 96-81 victory over Argentina in the bronze-medal game in Japan.
Play of the game: Durant needed 17 points Wednesday to move past Michael Jordan for fourth in all-time scoring for the United States in the Olympics,Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James and David Robinson. He got there by halftime in Kyrie Irving-esque fashion.
Isolated with the ball at the top of the 3-point arc, Durant shook Andres Nocioni twice, first with a crossover to the right then with another to the left that got KD into the lane with ease. When Ginobili charged out at him, Durant simply sidestepped him with a long stride to the left and calmly dropped a fallaway jumper that gave him 18 points en route to a total of 27.
The current leaderboard:
(Honorable mention for Top Play: Nocioni's impressive -- and highly unlikely -- rejection of a DeAndre Jordan dunk attempt at the rim early in the third quarter. Jordan got loose for a makeup dunk seconds later, but Nocioni is 36 and stands just 6-foot-7, which should explain why Argentina fans were serenading "Chapu," as they call him, with a chant in celebration of the swat.)
Numbers game: Only three players who represented the United States in its 2004 Olympic loss to Argentina are still active in the NBA: LeBron, Dwyane Wade and Richard Jefferson. Melo was on that Olympic squad but did not play in the Argentina game.

Anthony is the only U.S. player who has appeared in all 23 Olympic Games that the Americans have played -- and won -- since the loss to Argentina in Athens. Melo had 14 Olympic points to his name at the time of that loss and has since scored 308 in the 23-game win streak to become the all-time leading U.S. scorer in Olympic hoops.

Here's a detailed look at Team USA's nine consecutive wins over Argentina since the semifinal loss in Athens:

What's next: After meeting Spain in the past two gold-medal games, Team USA has to face its fiercest international rival one round earlier than normal here in Rio.
To complicate matters, Spain heads into Friday's semifinals suddenly playing arguably the best basketball of any team in the tournament, having rung up lopsided victories over Lithuania, Argentina and France in its past three games by a combined 94 points.
The resurrection started with a 50-point hammering of Lithuania and has completely transformed the reigning European champions, who opened this tournament with losses to Croatia and Brazil. That left Spain at an uncharacteristic 0-2, followed by an unconvincing win over Nigeria.
Spanish coach Sergio Scariolo explained after Wednesday's 92-67 rout of longtime rivals France that a slow start was actually no surprise, given what he described as "terrible" preparations for the Olympics, thanks to injuries plaguing multiple key players, most notably Pau Gasol and Sergio Rodriguez.
But the Spaniards have rebounded emphatically and, even without Marc Gasol, appear poised to push the Americans as hard as they ever have. Team USA won the past two Olympic showdowns by a combined 18 points, 118-107 in the championship game at Beijing 2008 and 107-100 in London in 2012. -Source: ESPN 

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Kenya’s David Rudisha smashes world record again

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The 27-year-old has once again broken the world 800 men’s he set himself 4 years ago in London. David Rudisha ran 1:40.91 to break the world record. It was the only time in history a human being has broken 1:41.

Before his heat, this years’ race was thought to much more open, which makes a normally chaotic event even harder to predict.

American Gymnast Loses Gold Medal

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America’s 19 year old gymnast Simone Biles who took the 2016 Olympics by storm has been stripped off her 2 all-around gymnastics gold medals by the IAAF few days after her triumphant entry into the Olympic world.

Biles, competing at her first Olympic Games, made a mockery of those who doubted her ability to cope with the occasion and added pressure of being the outstanding favorite. Biles took gold ahead of US teammate Aly Raisman and Russia’s Aliya Mustafina after finishing off with a dazzling floor routine.
Canada’s Hilary Caldwell Sets New World Record in Women’s 200m Backstroke Swimming in 2016 Rio Olympics

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25-year-old Hilary Caldwell has set a new world record to triumph in the women’s 200m backstroke with a record time of 2:03.56, breaking the previous record by 50 seconds to clinch her first Olympic Gold and Canada’s third gold medal in the 2016.

World Record: South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk Smashes 17 Year Old Record

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The 24-year-old South African has broken a 17 year record held by Michael Johnson in the world men’s 400m race during his round 1 heat at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Wayde van Niekerk ran 43.11 sec to break the world record to break the previous world record of 43.18 sec by Michael Johnson in 1999.

Chad le Clos Wins First Gold for South Africa in the Men’s 100m Butterfly at the Olympics

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Chad le Clos has done it in Rio de Janiero, becoming the first athlete from South Africa to win gold medal in the 2016 Olympic Games.

The 24-year-old defeated the likes of Michael Phelps in the final of the men’s 100m butterfly an event he tied with Russian Yevgeny Korotyshkin for silver in the 2012 Olympics.

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The moving story that took her to the Olympics.

Medals as of August 13, 2016 / Saturday

Throw Back - NBC Olympics 26 June 

"That was the best routine of my life."

Chris Brooks says it all.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: A furious DP Ruto confirms that Kenyan coach arrested after he was expelled from Rio over ‘fake urine samples’

A sprint coach in the Kenyan track and field team for the Rio 2016 Olympics has been expelled from the Summer Games in the second doping scandal to rock the decorated athletes on the eve of action.

Retired sprint legend, John Anzrah, has been thrown out of Brazil after he posed as an athlete and gave out a urine sample having worn the accreditation badge of men 800m runner and last year’s Beijing IAAF World Championships fourth finisher, Ferguson Rotich.

“The problem with John Anzrah is he took possession of an identity card (accreditation) of an athlete who was in the list of WADA for out of competition dope testing and went to the dining hall.

“He was picked and taken to the doping control station purportedly as Ferguson Rotich and subjected to produce the sample and he signed. The crime he has committed against Team Kenya and that is why we are sending him back home is because he could have impersonated himself as an athlete.

“Secondly it was wrong for him to produce sample and have him even signing samples as Ferguson Rotich,” Stephen Arap Soi said from Rio on Thursday.

Anzrah is the second Kenyan official to be kicked-out from Rio 2016 after retired Major Michael Rotich who was the Team Manager for track and field was sent home after being caught on tape by undercover reporters asking for bribes to inform a bogus British running team when DCOs were expected to come to camp for drug tests.

Deputy President, William Ruto who had just landed in Rio for the Games issued a stern warning to officials saying action would be taken on any caught putting the country’s runners into disrepute.

“Let us not talk about rumours let us talk about what has happened. One sports administrator has been sent home, Mr Rotich is in incarceration. We have made sure we protect our sports status to ensure Mr Rotich and any other person found on the wrong side will face the law,” Ruto told Citizen TV.

Sources inside the Village reveals that Anzrah and five other officials have not been accredited since setting foot in Rio on Sunday evening.

Rotich, who finished second at the Kenyan Trials for Rio 2016, came in handy to assist him get food after staying outside the village without any assistance.

Rotich and teammate, men 5000m runner, Isaiah Kiplangat Koech are expected to make a statement over the matter in Rio.

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It's got electrolytes!

Everyone! After me... GATORADE

More like Gatorade. oh wait... who actually remebers that ancient drink!? lol

Captain here! It's algae caused by lots of sunshine and lack of cleaning chemicals.

Olympic Schedule

Usain Bolt in the Olympic Games 100m and 200m: What time are the Jamaican sprinter's heats, semi-final and final at Rio 2016?

Usain Bolt begins his attempt on that unprecented Olympic Games triple triple on Saturday

When is Usain Bolt running the 100m at Rio 2016?

The fastest man in the world, who holds the world record in the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m relay and won gold in all of those events at Beijing 2008 and London 2012, is attempting to pull off an unprecedented 'triple triple'. If he does achieve this feat, he will cement his name as the greatest sprinter in history.

Bolt will be competing, just as before, in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m at the Olympic Games. His closest rival is USA's Justin Gatlin who has posted some fast times this season and has largely been free of injury.

The man who has run the fastest 100m time this year (9.80 seconds) and has consistently snapped at the big Jamaican’s heels in major competitions, is part of a fascinating rivalry on track, even if there is lots of respect off it.

Then there is the second fastest man of all time, Bolt’s countryman, Yohan Blake, who is something of an enigma. Plagued with injury, he has not run competitively since 2014. But Blake, who boasts a 100m best of 9.69, is certainly capable of causing an upset at Rio 2016.

Usain Bolt's 100m races (local time)

100m first round: Sat 12pm
100m semi-final: Sun, 9pm
100m final: Sun, 10.25pm

Usain Bolt to fans: come and watch me make history at Rio 2016

Bolt has been preparing for 100m in style

Natural showman Bolt perhaps holds the record for the only person to turn a press conference into a samba show.

When is Usain Bolt running in the 200m?

Bolt’s main rival in the 200m is LaShawn Merritt of the USA, who shocked the athletics community with an incredible 19.74 earlier this year and has clocked under 19.80 three times already in 2016. But Bolt has said on several occasions that he is aiming to break the world record he set of 19.19. Can Bolt dip below the 19-second barrier? 

The answer will come on Thursday 18 August.

Usain Bolt's 200m timings

200m first round: Tues, 16 August 11.50am
200m semi-final: Wed, 17 August 10pm
200m final: Thu, 18 August 10.30pm

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Japan's Kohei Uchimura just beats Vernaiev to repeat as all-around champion

Sam Mikulak, the top American, finished seventh.

He did it again: In a nail-biting finish that may have come down to a stuck landing, Kohei Uchimura of Japan repeats as gymnastics all-around champion — the first man to win back to back all-around Olympic gold in 44 years.

It was a close race to the end, with Ukraine's Oleg Verniaiev leading going into the event's final
rotation, the high bar.

Stunning photos from Day 4 of the Summer Olympics

Top 10 Hottest Pole Vault Girls at 2016 Olympics

Desire Russian gorgeous female athletes in Rio earnestly

Medals As of August 9, 2016 / Tuesday

Medal Count

Hottest Athletes at 2016 Olympics in Rio

Nigerian Athletes beg for Money in Rio 2016 Olympics

Some athletes who are to represent Nigeria in track and field events at the Olympics have been begging for financial support. They launched GoFundme account to raise money from the public

Michael Phelps is great, but he is not the greatest - 'The Herd'

Is Michael Phelps the greatest Olympian ever? Nick Wright and Colin Cowherd debate.

Dick Ebersol's take on the Rio 2016 Olympics - 'The Herd' (FULL INTERVIEW)

An Olympic weightlifter's grandmother died during his medal celebration

A Thai weightlifter's grandmother collapsed amid the hysteria of his performance.

Sinphet Kruaithong became the first male Thai weightlifter to medal at the Olympics when he captured bronze in the 56-kilogram division in Rio this week. It was a proud moment for his country and family, but the celebration turned to heartbreak when the weightlifter's grandmother passed away shortly following the triumph.

According to the AFP, the 84-year-old Subin Khongthap was with a crowd of supporters watching her grandson perform on a projector in their rural hometown in Thailand when she collapsed amid the hysteria.

Though she did not get to see Kruaithong win bronze, she reportedly regained consciousness before dying at the hospital.

Why don't horses receive their own equestrian medals?

It's a travesty!

There was an injustice at the Olympics on Tuesday - one that's been happening without protest for more than a century and will occur a half-dozen more times before the flame gets snuffed in Rio. And now, more than any other time in history, feels like the moment to right this wrong: Horses should totally get medals in equestrian events.

In the various medal ceremonies for equestrian, including the first two on Tuesday, the only mammals with medals around their necks are humans. The horses who they rode to glory - who carried them with one set of hoof prints and onto that podium - get no medal. No recognition (maybe slight, if you go back to look for it). No playing of the Mr. Ed theme song. Nada except, perhaps, a ribbon, a rub on the belly and a few "atta boys."

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There's the horse's name, right there. Rumour Has It, which sounds like a early-90s Phil Collins album. And then there's the start list, which also includes the names of the horses.

So, it's recognized that these horses are a major part of the equestrian deal. They're identified and acknowledged. It's great. But when it's time to show the results:

Not even a shout-out to Sam FBW, Piaf de B'Neville and Mighty Nice, the three horses good enough to get their riders medals but not good enough to get one of their own. (Also, those are some horrible names. But if horses were on the official lists we'd be able to celebrate Olympic medalists Jagermeister II, Canadian Club, The Freak, Gigolo and The Rock (Yeah, The Rock - silver medal with Piero D'Inzeo in the 1960 individual jumping competition. He really can do it all.).
But no.

The Olympic movement has determined that horses are important enough to be identified during the competition, just not after. Their official website proves it. MALARKY!

Gabby Douglas pays tribute to USA's 'Magnificent Seven'

Douglas and Team USA will go for team gold Tuesday.

20 years ago in 1996, the "Magnificent Seven" of Shannon Miller, Kerri Strug, Dominique Moceanu, Dominique Dawes, Amy Chow, Amanda Borden, and Jaycie Phelps became the first American women's team to take gold in the Olympic all-around. On Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro, the United States women's team is heavily favored to win their third all-around gold, after the Fierce Five accomplished the feat in London four years ago.

Reigning Olympic individual all-around champion Gabby Douglas paid tribute to that groundbreaking American team just hours before the team competiton got underway.

These girls showed us how to get it done in #Atlanta1996 and we hope to follow in their footsteps in #Rio2016. Thank you #Magnificent7 for inspiring us and being great examples‼️ You will always be our role models! 😍 Let's do this ladies!! 
#TeamFinals #BacktoBack #London2012 #Rio2016#HistoryMadeAgain


Opening Ceremony Rio 2016

during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Filipina Hidilyn Diaz with Olympic silver medal

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Filipino weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz gave the Philippines its first silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games early Monday morning.

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God bless the Filipinos representing our country in the 2016 RioOlympics.

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Cannot wait to watch these women make history

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 07: Silver medalist Jazz Carlin of Great Britain poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 400m Freestyle Final on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

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Michael Phelps wins record-extending 23rd Olympic medal as US swimmers take gold in men's 4x100m relay at Rio 2016.

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Michael Phelps will set his sights on a record-extending 20th Olympicswimming gold on Tuesday when he tries to wrest back the 200m butterfly title from Chad le Clos.

Ana Ivanovic : What an honour to be part of the Olympics 2016 and represent my country in the Games. Tough match against Carla. Unfortunately I was not able to close it and win but I am excited about the potential opportunity to play mixed doubles with Nenad Zimonjic.

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Olympic tattoos: the coolest body art at Rio 2016

Many of the world's best athletes have powerful stories of triumph, loss, perseverance and love painted on their skin

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Breaking News: Katie Ledecky broke her own world record in the 400-meter freestyle, the first major gold medal for the U.S. at the Rio 2016Olympics.

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They look powerful and beautiful in their sports outfit

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"The answer should be a no-brainer for the Olympic organizers too. Putting sentimentality aside, clearly the Rio 2016 Games must not proceed."

A number of world-class athletes have voiced their concerns over going to Brazil this summer for the 2016 Olympics as the Zika infection continues to spread, and doctors warn that such a gathering of people in Rio could have devastating worldwide consequences.

Brazil is the epicenter of the Zika virus, a difficult to detect infection in adults which causes microcephaly and other abnormalities in newborns. In a report written by Dr. Amir Attaran for the Harvard Public Health Review, Attaran reasons that that staging the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro could lead to a "full-blown global health disaster."

Gymnast Dipa Karmakar became the first Indian to make the cut for the individual vault finals in her debut Olympic Games after finishing 8th in the qualifying round.

Meet the U.S. basketball team's competition in Rio

The U.S. men’s basketball team has dominated the competition during exhibition play in the run-up to the 2016 Olympics, winning games by an average of 43 points. But the U.S. hasn’t really played anybody yet, as four of the five games were against the three teams with the worst odds of winning gold (China, Venezuela and Nigeria are 500-1), according to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, and the other game was against an Argentina team in the bottom half of the odds.


Sports A to Z 


A fascinating test of nerve and accuracy, archery made its Olympic debut at Paris 1900, with women joining in four years later. At Rio 2016, both genders will compete in individual and team events, aiming for that perfect score.

Artistic Gymnastics

Balance beam, pommel horse, parallel bars, rings... in artistic gymnastics the athletes compete on different apparatus in individual and team events, eight for men and six for women. This traditional sport has been in the Games since Athens 1896.


Running, jumping and throwing. One of the most traditional Olympic sports, athletics has been part of the Games since Athens 1896, the first of the modern era. Today, no other sport offers more medals: 141, 47 of which are gold.


With shuttlecocks travelling at up to 400 km/h, badminton requires fast reflexes from the players and the audience’s full attention. It has been in the Games since Barcelona 1992. Men and women compete in individual and doubles events, and mixed doubles.


A magnificent spectacle of dribbling, slam-dunks and three-pointers. At Rio 2016, basketball is celebrating 80 years in the Olympic Games – its debut was at Berlin 1936. Twelve teams of each gender will be battling for medals.

Beach Volleyball

Perhaps no other sport is more closely associated with Rio de Janeiro than beach volleyball, which has been in the Olympic Games since Atlanta 1996. The men’s and women’s competitions will take place on the famous sands of Copacabana beach.


Jabs, crosses, uppercuts... a single punch can make all the difference in boxing. The sport made its Olympic debut at St Louis 1904 and women entered the fray at London 2012. At Rio 2016, there are 13 categories – 10 for men and three for women.

Canoe Slalom

Get ready for white-knuckle drama on the whitewater rapids. Inspired by slalom skiing, this sport has been in the Games since Munich 1972. Competitors navigate the course on board kayaks or canoes, in singles or doubles events.

Canoe Sprint

Competitors race on flat water in kayaks or canoes in this sport, which made its Olympic debut at the Berlin 1936 Games. Twelve gold medals – eight for men and four for women – are up for grabs on Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.

Cycling BMX

Cycling’s most recent Olympic discipline (it debuted at Beijing 2008), BMX is an exciting sport which mixes intense racing, big jumps and plenty of crashes. In Rio there are men’s and women’s individual events.

Cycling Mountain Bike

A sport for fans of adventure and adrenaline, mountain bike challenges competitors with steep climbs, fast descents and natural obstacles. Twenty years after its Olympic debut at Atlanta 1996, there are individual events for men and women in Rio.

Cycling Road

A test of endurance and a race against the clock. Be it the road race or time trial, road cycling events will be contested against the background of Rio’s stunning scenery. The sport has been in the Olympic Games since Athens 1896.

Cycling Track

This adrenaline-fuelled sport has been in the Olympic Games since Athens 1896, the first of the modern era. It combines speed, tactics – and bikes that have no brakes! There are three individual and two team events for men and women.


When diving made its Olympic debut at St Louis 1904, athletes aimed for the longest jump. Now their spectacular aerial acrobatics are judged to the minutest detail. In Rio, men and women compete in four events, individually or in duos, from 10m and 3m.


The only Olympic sport in which men and women compete against each other on a level playing field, equestrian has three disciplines: eventing, dressage and jumping, all of them with individual and team competitors.


Choose your weapon: épée, foil or sabre? In the Olympic programme since Athens 1896, the first Games of the modern era, fencing comes to Rio 2016 with three individual and two team events for both men and women.


Gooooal! Football became an Olympic sport at the Paris 1900 Games, with women joining in at Atlanta 1996. In Rio, 16 countries will battle for the men’s title and 12 for the women’s gold medals. Matches are played in seven stadiums across the country.


This is a historic moment for golf: after 112 years, it is again an Olympic sport. Before that, it was part of the programme only in Paris 1900 and St Louis 1904. In Rio, men and women will compete individually on the new Olympic Golf Course.


Fiercely contested, tactical, skilful and with goals galore, handball is an exciting spectacle. Field handball made its Olympic debut at the Berlin 1936 Games, but the sport has been played indoors since Munich 1972. There are men’s and women’s events.


With its team ethic, high-octane action and plenty of goals, hockey has been thrilling the Olympic audience since London 1908, with women’s teams joining in at Moscow 1980. In Rio, there are men’s and women’s competitions.


Ippon, wazari, yuko... the successful delivery of a single move can swing the match. Judo made its Olympic debut at Tokyo 1964, with women’s competitions being added at Barcelona 1992. In Rio, there are seven men’s and seven women’s events.

Marathon Swimming

A 10km race in open-water, this is another adventure sport. It entered the Olympic Games at Beijing 2008, as part of the swimming programme. But in Rio, at Copacabana beach, it is a discipline on its own, with men’s and women’s competitions.

Modern Pentathlon

A classic contest played out in five acts: fencing, swimming, horse riding, shooting and running – with all the events taking place on the same day. Part of the Olympic Games since Stockholm 1912, modern pentathlon has men’s and women’s competitions.

Rhythmic Gymnastics

A spectacular show in which gymnasts use apparatus to wow the judges, this graceful women-only discipline made its Olympic debut more than 30 years ago, at the Los Angeles 1984 Games. Accompanied by music, athletes perform in individual or team events.


Rowing, which made its Olympic debut at the Paris 1900 Games, has more than a century of tradition in the waters of Rio de Janeiro. There are eight men’s and six women’s events in boats for one, two, four or nine (including the coxswain) competitors.

Rugby Sevens

Although the 15-player version of the sport appeared at the Olympic Games between 1900 and 1924, Rio 2016 marks the debut of rugby sevens, a faster, shorter adaption. Bravery, skill and speed will be in abundance in the men’s and women’s tournaments.


Sailing was supposed to make its Olympic debut at Athens 1896, but due to bad weather it was postponed until Paris 1900. Now one of the most celebrated Olympic sports, in Rio there will be five men’s, four women’s and one mixed event on Guanabara Bay.


A supreme test of accuracy, shooting made its Olympic debut at Athens 1896, the first Games of the modern era. In Rio, competitors will battle to reach the podium in nine men’s and six women’s events, all individual.


A breath-taking sport, swimming has been in the Olympic Games since Athens 1896. Men and women participate in 16 events, including relays and individual competitions in four strokes – freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly and backstroke.

Synchronised Swimming

An aquatic ballet, synchronised swimming has been delighting Olympic audiences with its grace and rhythm since Los Angeles 1984. It’s a women-only discipline with duet and team competitions.

Table Tennis

Part of the Olympic Games since Seoul 1988, table tennis is the most popular racket sport in the world. Devilish spin and incredible reflexes make it a spellbinding spectacle. Men and women compete individually and in teams.


“The way of the feet and hands” is the meaning of the Korean word taekwondo, a martial art included in the Olympic Games since Sydney 2000. At the Rio 2016 Games, there are four weight classes for men and women.


Point by point, game by game, set by set, tennis is both fiercely contested and delightfully graceful. Men debuted in the Olympic Games at Athens 1896, women at Paris 1900. There are men’s and women’s singles and doubles, plus mixed doubles.

Trampoline Gymnastics

A stunning exhibition of somersaults and aerial acrobatics, trampoline has been part of the Olympic Games since Sydney 2000. Men and women compete individually, bouncing up to heights that can surpass eight metres.


Since making their Olympic debut at Sydney 2000, triathletes have been pushing themselves to the limit in swimming, cycling and running, with the first to the finish line taking gold. There will be men’s and women’s individual events in Copacabana.


Bursting with electrifying rallies, blocks and spikes, volleyball has been thrilling Olympic audiences since Tokyo 1964. In Rio it will be held at the famous Maracanãzinho, the spiritual home of the sport in Brazil.

Water Polo

The first Olympic team sport, water polo has been in the Games since Paris 1900, when it was a men-only competition – women joined at Sydney 2000. Physical, fast-paced and with lots of goals, it’s a thrilling spectacle.


The ultimate test of strength, athletes can lift up to three times their body weight. Weightlifting was part of the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896, with women joining in at Sydney 2000. There are eight men’s and eight women’s events.


A fascinating mix of primal hand-to-hand combat and complex tactics, wrestling has been in the Games since Athens 1896. There are two disciplines: freestyle, with six different events for men and women, and Greco-Roman, only for men.

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