We have picked out the best photos from the Games, irrespective of the importance of the events. There is a fresh gallery daily bringing you the most intriguing scenes from Rio.
Maria Verchenova looks like something out of a Hollywood film but she is also a fierce competitor. She shot an Olympic record 62 on the par-71 course in Rio - but it was not enough for a medal.
A hard landing causes Justinas Kinderis to fall in the modern pentathlon. The Lithaunian's horse probably hit a rivet and his medal chances were gone.
Holidaymakers are used to dashing into the water with excitement. For triathletes such as Australia's Emma Moffatt, the feelings are much the same at the beginning of a 1.5 km swim.
Jenny Rissveds finds the best line as she weaves around the challenging course. The mountainbiker from Sweden knows her stuff and took gold in the cross country event.
Many see rhythmic gymnastics as the most aesthetic sport in the Olympics. Others don't think it is a sport at all. But the Israeli team certainly caused a stir, whatever your point of view.
It is well known as one of the most combative sports in the Games. This tussle between Brazil and Spain was especially physical...despite the fact it was only for seventh place.
Slovakia's Erik Vlcek was ecstatic but tired out after clinching silver in the four-man kayak behind Germany. He jumped into the water and was rescued by Brazilian lifeguards.
Even strong men cry like babies. US boxer Shakur Stevenson could not control his emotions after losing his final to Cuban Robeisy Ramirez.
Serbian basketball player Danielle Page (2.r.) grimaces as she watches the ball fall through the hoop. Later she was beaming from ear to ear after her team beat France in the bronze medal match.
China's Bo Qiu demonstrates why divers don't sink to the bottom. A better dive might have seen him closer to the pool floor, however. He failed to medal.
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