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The 13 fiercest photos of Simone Biles' all-around performance

The 13 fiercest photos of Simone Biles' all-around performance Bow down to the G.O.

Grandparents' pure elation at Kyle Chalmers' gold medal win is adorable

Grandparents' pure elation at Kyle Chalmers' gold medal win is adorable Suffice it to say, not many people thought 18-year-old Australian swimmer Kyle Chalmers had a big chance of taking home a gold medal.No wonder grandparents Malcolm and Julie Bagnell, at home in Port Lincoln, South Australia reacted the way they did.

Oops. CBC announcers mix up Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte during race.

Oops. CBC announcers mix up Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte during race. But CBC viewers might be forgiven for thinking Lochte won.Except the CBC announcers got their lanes mixed up and thought it was Ryan Lochte who was blowing everyone else out of the water.

Think you uld cut it as an Olympian? A new app allows you to find out

Think you uld cut it as an Olympian? A new app allows you to find out Did you ever watch the Olympics 100m final in 1896 and think that you could have done it faster?However, now you can find out for sure whether you would have been able to do your country proud with a new app called Cadence Olympus-trials.

The Baltimore Ravens stopped their game to watch Michael Phelps swim

The Baltimore Ravens stopped their game to watch Michael Phelps swim On Thursday night, the NFL preseason (finally) began and one of the games featured the Baltimore Ravens hosting the Carolina Panthers.So, in the fourth quarter of the game, the two teams paused just long enough to watch Phelps swim, albeit on a slight delay.

12 times British athletes were true heroes at the 2016 Olympic Games

12 times British athletes were true heroes at the 2016 Olympic Games At the time of writing, Team GB has wracked up a total of 50 medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.After earning her first gold medal of the 2016 Olympic Games, Trott shared the above picture on Instagram the following morning.

Despite IOC ban, Rio crowds get their political messages across

Despite IOC ban, Rio crowds get their political messages across The Olympics aren't meant to be a place for political expression — the International Olympic Committee (IOC) makes that abundantly clear.However, as the events have progressed over the last week and a half, many people have managed to get their messages across.

7 most incredibly unexpected finishes in Olympic history

7 most incredibly unexpected finishes in Olympic history Though each Olympic finish is impressive in its own right, throughout the years there have been some truly magical and downright unexpected moments in the games.In the last seconds of the extremely close race, Miller dove across the finish line at 49.

People are losing their minds over the world's most successful Olympic couple

People are losing their minds over the world's most successful Olympic couple LONDON — With a total of 10 Olympic gold medals between them (five of which they've earned at the 2016 Olympic games), Laura Trott and Jason Kenny are currently the world's most successful Olympic couple.At the time of writing, if they happened to form their own country together, they'd be sitting thirteenth in the medal table — right above Spain, New Zealand, Brazil, Kenya and Canada.

Olympics presenter awkwardly explains what couple behind him are doing on live TV

Olympics presenter awkwardly explains what couple behind him are doing on live TV LONDON — It's only been a few days since BBC presenter Dan Walker had to deal with a hen party invading his broadcast — and he's already had an even more unusual situation crop up since then.During an update on the Olympics, Walker stands in front of the beach and addresses the camera.

Usain Bolt flipbook perfectly captures the world's fastest man

Usain Bolt flipbook perfectly captures the world's fastest man The Flippist's flipbooks are usually very detailed.However, his flipbook of Usain Bolt is lacking a lot of details – in the best way.

Ryan Lochte has now been dumped by four of his major sponsors

Ryan Lochte has now been dumped by four of his major sponsors This was an especially bad Monday for Ryan Lochte.Olympian after he finally admitted that he (sort of) lied about being robbed during a night out in Rio, Brazil.

John Oliver tears down Ryan Lochte as no longer 'America’s favorite idiot'

John Oliver tears down Ryan Lochte as no longer 'America’s favorite idiot' Perhaps the tragedy of Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte wasn't that he lied; it was that America's lovable doofus is no longer lovable.While John Oliver spent the majority of the Last Week Tonight episode tearing down charter schools, he was able to spare a moment for Lochte, suggesting that no one should be surprised at the Olympian's behavior after he's given so many interviews worth of frat-speak, brah.

Here's how Team Refugees fared at the Olympics

Here's how Team Refugees fared at the Olympics It was a feel-good story that came out of the worldwide strife that forced these athletes to become refugees in the first place.And they were undoubtedly among the heroes of this Olympics, no matter where they finished in the standings.

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The story behind one brave Olympian's protest

The story behind one brave Olympian's protest Some 400 have been killed since November 2015 by security forces during anti-government protests, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports.“Ethiopian security forces have fired on and killed hundreds of students, farmers, and other peaceful protesters with blatant disregard for human life,” Leslie Lefkow, deputy Africa director at Human Rights Watch said.

9 awesome things from Tokyo we want to see in the 2020 Olympics

9 awesome things from Tokyo we want to see in the 2020 Olympics After a very eventful couple of weeks, the  2016 Rio Olympics came to a close on Sunday, leaving us with an epic teaser for what's in store at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.After seeing Mario — a Japanese video game icon — joined by Pac-Man and other anime characters in Brazil's Maracana stadium, we started to imagine all the wondrous potential of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Simone Biles caused an unexpected delay in the Olympics closing ceremony

Simone Biles caused an unexpected delay in the Olympics closing ceremony Everyone wants a selfie with Simone Biles' famous smile.In fact, so many of Biles' fellow Olympic athletes wanted to snap photos with her before the Games came to an end that their selfie-taking wound up delaying the entire Rio closing ceremony.

Ralph Lauren, Speedo drop Ryan Lochte following fake robbery claims

Ralph Lauren, Speedo drop Ryan Lochte following fake robbery claims Olympic athlete Ryan Lochte continues to take heat after lying about being held up at gun-point by men dressed up as police in a gas station in Rio.Following the revelation, swimwear brand Speedo has dropped Lochte and Ralph Lauren also announced they won't be renewing their contract with the athlete as well.