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The Rio Olympics were a major success

The Rio Olympics kicked off in August with a joyous opening ceremony celebrating all things Brazil. Despite worldwide doom-mongering and nay-saying, the Games were a huge success - just don't mention the diving pool that turned green. Simone Biles' sensational floor routine (and adorable meeting with Zac Efron) won her millions of global fans, swimmer Michael Phelps' pre-race 'death stare' went viral and Rami Amis of the refugee team earned a standing ovation after setting a personal best in the men’s 100m freestyle. Team GB made history after coming second in the table. Cyclist Laura Trott became the GB's most successful female Olympian, brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee finished first and second in the men's triathlon and Mo Farah retained his 5,000 and 10,000m titles.

Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte at Olympic trials

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte battle it out at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha.