The 2016 Rio Olympics came to a close yesterday, but what a two weeks it was! There were tears of joy, tears of sadness, some unbelievable athletes, and an all-around amazing and unforgettable 2 weeks. While we’re sad for the Olympics to end, at least we have some amazing photographs to look back on and these next photos are nothing short of EPIC!
Athletes rest after finishing the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase final
An underwater view of Britain’s Thomas Daley competing in the men’s 10m platform semifinal.
A helping hand
Zhong Tianshi of China waits to compete in the women’s keirin second round cycling event
Cyclists ride past an eco barrier along a polluted canal in the Leblon neighborhood during the women’s road race.
Katie Ledecky of the United States (center) totally wiping out her competition
South Korea and North Korea
Oscar Albeiro Figueroa Mosquera of Colombia celebrates win
Chad le Clos of South Africa looks over to his arch rival, USA’s Michael Phelps, during the men’s 200m butterfly final
Spain’s Andres Eduardo Mata Perez lifts during the men’s 77kg weightlifting contest.
Brazilian water polo players yell to their teammates during a match against Russia
Egypt’s Doaa Elghobashy and Germany’s Kira Walkenhorst approach the net at a beach volleyball event.
Usain Bolt 100m sprint semifinal
Brazilian rugby player Isadora Cerullo kisses her girlfriend Marjorie, a volunteer, after accepting her marriage proposal .
Mathlynn Sasser of the Marshall Islands in jubilation during the women’s 58kg weightlifting contest
Kosuke Hagino of Japan takes the gold in the men’s 400m individual medley final.