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A few of my favorite moments from the 2016 Summer Olympics



When Michael Phelps was trying so hard not to cry during his 20th gold medal ceremony.

Brazilian gymnast, Flávia Saraiva’s, floor routine that ignited her hometown crowd.

The mostly entertaining, sometimes annoying, commentators and their dramatic claims, such as:

“At Simone’s party, everyone is just a guest.”

“There is the future of backstroking in the world.”

“That’s what an Olympics champion looks like.”

“Big scores. They’re on the podium.”

“Dreams are coming true here in Rio.”

“Once you see those five Olympics rings, it’s all real.”

“That was about as perfect as perfect can be.”

“Her score on the balance beam is as astounding as she is.”


The men’s diving competitions, mostly because of their swimsuits…

Discovering that certain sports are part of the Olympics, or even sports at all, such as power walking.

The opening ceremony because it gave the world an insight into Brazil’s history and culture.

Watching the U.S. women’s gymnastics team kick ass and make history.

The Brazilian men’s soccer team winning the gold medal over Germany.

The Carnivale dance party during the Closing Ceremony.

The final recap after the Closing Ceremony that brought all of us at home to tears.


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