The Most Epic Photos From the 2016 Rio Olympics

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

 

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.

An underwater view of Britain’s Thomas Daley competing in the men’s 10m platform semifinal.A helping hand

a helping hand

 Zhong Tianshi of China waits to compete in the women’s keirin second round cycling event

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.

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

Katie Ledecky of the United States (center) totally wiping out her competition

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South Korea and North Korea

south korea and north korea come together

Oscar Albeiro Figueroa Mosquera of Colombia celebrates win

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

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.

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

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.

Egypt’s Doaa Elghobashy and Germany’s Kira Walkenhorst approach the net at a beach volleyball event.

Usain Bolt 100m sprint semifinal

usain bolt 100m sprint semifinal

Michael Phelps

michael phelps

 

Brazilian rugby player Isadora Cerullo kisses her girlfriend Marjorie, a volunteer, after accepting her marriage proposal .

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 contestMathlynn 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.

Kosuke Hagino of Japan takes the gold in the men’s 400m individual medley final.