Twenty years after a stinging Olympic failure, Britain has risen from the ashes to become a sporting "superpower" typified by the exploits of cycling lovebirds Jason Kenny and Laura Trott.
Team Israel performs during the rhythmic gymnastics group all-around final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, Aug. 21.
A man impersonating North Korea's Kim Jong-un attends the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, Aug. 21.
The Rio Olympics ended in a blaze of colour with an exuberant closing ceremony on Sunday as Tokyo took up the baton promising to host the best Games yet in 2020.
After a rollercoaster Olympics for the hosts, it took just one kick of a ball from Brazil's poster boy Neymar to make a nation's dream come true.
Taiwan's delegation to the Summer Olympic Games concluded its run in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday with a small haul of one gold and two bronze medals, plus its fair share of controversy -- both in and out of the competition venues.
Helicopters were up at daybreak spotting rubbish flows at the Olympic sailing venue, with boats below collecting the debris.
There is no doubt about it: Mo Farah is among the best long-distance runners of all time.
Matthew Centrowitz always wanted to be an Olympic runner. Kind of like Matt Centrowitz.
Allyson Felix clinched a record sixth career Olympic gold Saturday as the United States won the 4x400-meter relay for a sixth straight Games.