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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 22: Competitors jump into the waters of Copacabana beach as they take part in the Marathon Swimming Challenge - Aquece Rio Test Event for Rio 2016 Olympics on August 22, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 31: An aerial view of the Christ the Redeemer statue as Rio prepares for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games on July 31, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 06: April Ross of the United States dives for the ball during the Women's Beach Volleyball preliminary round Pool C match against Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Nicole Laird of Australia on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 07: Simone Biles of the United States competes on the uneven bars during Women's qualification for Artistic Gymnastics on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 07: (From top) Michael Phelps of the United States, Danila Izotov of Russia, Kyle Chalmers of Australia, Yuri Kisil of Canada and Jasper Aerents of Belgium compete in the Final of the Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Kazuyasu Minobe of Japan in action against Marco Fichera of Italy during the Men's Epee Individual against on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Joan Losada of Spain is tackled by Juan de Jongh (12) and Cecil Afrika of South Africa during the Men's Rugby Sevens Pool B match between South Africa and Spain on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Deodoro Stadium on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 19: Ivan Kljakovic of Croatia sails in the Finn class on the Niteroi course during the International Sailing Regatta - Aquece Rio Test Event for Rio 2016 Olympics on August 19, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 06: Peloton roll through a Grumari during the Men's Road Race on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Fort Copacabana on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Marcel Hacker (L) and Stephan Krueger of Germany compete against Marko Marjanovic and Andrija Sljukic of Serbia during the Men's Double Sculls Semifinal on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Lagoa Stadium on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MARCH 05: Maryoly Gamez of Venezuela battles for the ball against Victoria Rios of Uruguay during the International Womens Rugby Sevens - Aquece Rio Test Event for the Rio 2016 Olympics at Deodoro Olympic Park on March 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Cecil Afrika of South Africa breaks through to score a try during the Men's Rugby Sevens Pool B match between South Africa and Spain on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Deodoro Stadium on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 06: Paula Pareto of Argentina (blue) competes against Bokyeong Jeong of Korea in the Women's -48 kg Gold Medal contest on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MAY 14: Zulema Arenas #548 of Peru competes in the women's 3000 meter steeplechase during the Ibero American Athletics Championships - Aquece Rio Test Event for the Rio 2016 Olympics at Olympic Stadium on May 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Swimmer Michael Phelps poses for a portrait at the USOC Rio Olympics Shoot at Quixote Studios on November 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Australia's Madeline Groves competes in a heat of the women's 200-meter butterfly during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Serena Williams of the United States prepares to shoot an autographed ball into the tribune after defeating France's Alize Cornet in the women's tennis competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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Sandra Auffarth, of Germany, competes on Opgun Louvo in the equestrian eventing cross country phase at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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Mexico's Misael Uziel Rodriguez, left, fights Iraq's Waheed Abdulridha Waheed Karaawi during a men's middleweight 75-kg preliminary boxing match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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Australia's Madeline Groves competes in a heat of the women's 200-meter butterfly heats during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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France's Kevin Tillie (7) spikes the ball as Mexico's Daniel Vargas defends during a men's preliminary volleyball match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Congo's Mpi Anauel Ngamissengue, left, falls as he fights Algeria's Ilyas Abbadi fights during a men's middleweight 75-kg preliminary boxing match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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United States' Kevin Durant, left, and China's Ding Yanyuhang reach for a rebound during the first half of an exhibition basketball game Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Belarus guard Lindsey Harding (12) passes around the defense of France center Helena Ciak (16) during the first half of a women's basketball game at the Youth Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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Rio Olympics 2016: Best sports images

The eyes of the world turned to Rio de Janeiro last as the 2016 Olympics got underway

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