Athletics - Olympics: Day 9
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Two weeks of incredible competition at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio has nearly come to an end. This Sunday, August 21st will be the Closing Ceremonies, which will officially declare the end of the 31st Olympiad. We have enjoyed all of the incredible athletic performances from Gymnastics to Swimming to Track and Field, and we can’t believe it’s almost over! As we get ready to say goodbye to sports like Synchronized Swimming until 2020, we have collected some of the most incredible photos from the Rio Olympic Games.

The Opening Ceremonies dazzled the night sky above Rio.

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The incredible photographs were a sight to behold as they erupted from around the entire stadium. It was a beautiful and breathtaking end to teh Opening Ceremonies.

Cycling goes so fast that the world kind of fades away.

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This photo is from the Men’s Indoor Cycling competition at the Rio Olympics. The incredible streaks of color create beautiful focus around the line of bicyclers as they blaze around the track.

These two athletes competing in Taekwondo move so fast, we can barely catch it!

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The martial arts aren’t always the focus of the Olympic games, but the skills of these athletes are incredible.

The Men’s 3,000-meter Steeplechase leaves us awestruck.

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The Steeplechase is one of the more unusual events in the Olympics, combining a long distance run with larger hurdles and a water jump. This shot really captures the athleticism of these runners as they jump over the hurdles.

And of course, we can’t forget this iconic Usain Bolt pic from his 100-meter win!

Athletics - Olympics: Day 9
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Bolt kills us with his cheeky grin as he crosses the finish line well ahead of his other competitors.

This stunning morning view of rowers practicing shows off the beauty of Rio.

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This pic makes us want to go for a long morning walk on along Rio’s incredible coast.

This photographer captured Katie Ledecky’s effortless swimming power.

USA's Katie Ledecky competes in a Women's 200m Freestyle heat during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 8, 2016. / AFP / François-Xavier MARIT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS-XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)

We loved watching Katie win all her Medals and totally smash her own world record in the 800-meter. Yet somehow, this photo makes the intense competition so beautiful and peaceful.

This horse and its rider makes a majestic leap over these barriers.

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This photo captures the grandeur and classiness of the incredible Equestrian sports. We love how the sun glints just over the rider’s head as they leap to clear the jump.

Simone Biles represents all the power and grace of Women’s Gymnastics in this beautiful flip.


Simone catapults herself over the balance beam, while showing off her incredible flexibility as she competes on the first night of Olympic Gymnastics.

This incredible underwater view of Synchronized Swimming shows how much is happening beneath the surface.


It’s incredible how this team has everyone in exactly the same position, and we love how the light glints off of their stunning suits.

This pic captures the power of the water during the Sailing competition.

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The photographer catches the water perfectly mid-splash, as above this kick ass team of ladies maneuver their boat toward the finish line.

This camera catches the powerful, billowing water beneath this diver competing in the Women’s 10-meter Platform.


This photo perfectly captures that all-important moment in diving – the entry. Look at the swirling foam of water that follows behind her as she finishes her dive.