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Best Rio Olympics 2016 Photos

Rio Olympics 2016 Photos

The Rio Olympics 2016 will be remembered for so many spectacular moments: from Usain Bolt’s legendary smile to the Refugee Team competing in the Olympics for the very first time. New world records have been set, some careers ended, some new stars have risen, the history has been created. Going through the photos of the Summer Olympics is probably as exciting as watching the Games: so many terrific shots were made, so many beautiful moments were captured. We collected our favorite Rio Olympics 2016 photos to recap this summer’s most important sports event.


You can check out the best photos from the Rio Olympics 2016 by flipping the pages of an interactive book that we created: all the spectacular moments with captions are collected in one place. Browse it now or create your own photo book with your sports moments!


The first week of Rio Olympics: Christ the Redeemer looks down upon some windsurfers.

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Eventual gold medalists Aisen Chen and Yue Lin of China compete in the men’s synchronized 10-meter platform.

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Dancing with the gravity: Simone Biles of the United States competes on the floor during the women’s individual all-around final.

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We are equal and different: Doaa Elghobashy of Egypt and Kira Walkenhorst of Germany during the beach volleyball game.

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Silver medallists in synchronized 10-meter platform diving David Boudia and Steele Johnson of USA.

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Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters

 

Italy’s Pietro Zucchetti and Ruggero Tita are resting on the waves during the training windsurfing session.

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Adelinde Cornelissen of the Netherlands pulls out her horse Parzival from the team dressage to protect him after he contracted a fever from an insect bite.

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Ethiopian Etenesh Diro finished seventh in her steeplechase semifinal despite running the last 800 meters of the race with only one shoe.

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Shaunae Miller dives across the line to win 400m gold for the Bahamas.

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Joahnys Argilagos of Cuba is about to feel the pain in the Men’s Light Fly Quarterfinal fight against Peter Mungai Warui of Kenya.

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Divers plunge into the mysteriously green pool water.

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Matt Dunham/AP

 

Bronze medalist Kristi Castlin, Gold medalist Brianna Rollins and Silver medalist Nia Ali celebrate their sweep for the USA of the women’s 100m hurdles.

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China’s diver Qin Ki proposes to He Zi during the awarding ceremony, after she won a silver medal in the women’s three-meter springboard diving.

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Legendary picture of Usain Bolt smiling for the camera during 100m race.

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Katie Ledecky leads the United States to a gold medal in a semifinal of the women’s 200-meter freestyle.

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Marathon runners Leila, Liina, and Lily Luik from Estonia create history becoming the first triplets to compete in the Olympic games.

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Ints Kalnins/Reuters

 

Shiwen Liu of China defeats Petrissa Solja of Germany in the women’s table tennis team match.

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Australian track cyclist Anna Meares shakes hands with her conqueror Wai Sze Lee of Hong Kong.

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South Sudanese refugee Rose Lokonyen competed as part of the Refugee Olympic Team in the Women’s 800 m race.

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Michael Phelps of the United States leads Chad le Clos of South Africa in the men’s 200m butterfly final.

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David Katoatau of Kiribati dances after his final unsuccessful lift in the men’s 105kg weightlifting event.

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There is something surreal and magical in epee fencing: Russia’s Safin defeats UK’s Richard Kruse, winning a bronze medal.

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New Zealander Nikki Hamblin and American Abbey D’Agostino helped each other cross the finish line after falling together in the middle of their 5, 000 meters race, scarifying their chances for medals. Later, the runners were awarded a prize for embodying the Olympic spirit.

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Dancers at the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics.

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No doubt, Olympic athletes are incredible, the whole world followed their brilliant performances and admired their outstanding skills. But to be honest, we think that any kind of achievements should be celebrated, that’s why we encourage you to create a photo book with your very own sports records! The photo book will serve as a great reminder of your achievements – for the generations to come!

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