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The most talked about moments at the Olympic Games Rio 2016

Kristine Cannon

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Entertainment Editor

Kristine Cannon is the Entertainment Editor for SheKnows. When she's not at a music festival or live show, she's either struggling to train her dachshund, taking too many pics of said dachshund or watching re-runs of The Office. Also, hi...

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What'd you miss?

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What'd you miss?

If you're not able to watch every moment of the Summer Olympics, have no fear. All the best moments are here.

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Lighting the Olympic cauldron

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Lighting the Olympic cauldron

When Brazilian marathoner Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima lit the Olympic cauldron, everyone had a moment.

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The Olympic (Tree) Rings

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The Olympic (Tree) Rings

During the Opening Ceremony, the Olympic Rings were formed out of trees.

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Michel Temer booed

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Michel Temer booed

When Brazil's Interim President opened the Games, he was booed by the crowd — big time.

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Olympics Fashion

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Olympics Fashion

People were all about the fashion at the Opening Ceremony — especiallly Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce's (Jamaica) hair.

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What was Team Nigeria wearing?

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What was Team Nigeria wearing?

Team Nigeria walked the Opening Ceremony in their tracksuits because their outfits couldn't make it to Brazil.

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Those bikes, though

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Those bikes, though

Each country's group of athletes was accompanied by brightly decorated tricycles, and people loved it.

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Katie Ledecky breaks her own world record

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Katie Ledecky breaks her own world record

Ledecky broke her own 400-meter freestyle world record and won the U.S.'s second gold medal (on Aug. 7).

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Annemiek van Vleuten's scary bike crash

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Annemiek van Vleuten's scary bike crash

Cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten was sent to the hospital with injuries after a horrific crash. She's fine now.

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Michael Phelps wins again

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Michael Phelps wins again

Michael Phelps won his 19th Olympic gold medal after the men's team won the 400-meter freestyle final.

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Ibtihaj Muhammad's hijab

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Ibtihaj Muhammad's hijab

Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad made history as the first U.S. athlete to wear a hijab during the Olympics.

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Juan Martin Del Potro stuck in an elevator

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Juan Martin Del Potro stuck in an elevator

Argentine tennis player Juan Martin del Potro got stuck in an elevator at the Olympic Village just before his match.

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Juan Martin Del Potro wins!

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Juan Martin Del Potro wins!

After getting stuck in an elevator, he defeated Novak Djokovic in the first round of Men's Singles Tennis.

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Oksana Chusovitina: The 41-year-old gymnast

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Oksana Chusovitina: The 41-year-old gymnast

Everyone was in awe watching the 41-year-old Uzbekistan gymnast dominate the vault.

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Women's rugby player hit hard

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Women's rugby player hit hard

During a women's rugby match between the U.S. and Australia, Kathryn Johnson delivered a hard hit.

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#PhelpsFace

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#PhelpsFace

Right before his 200-meter butterfly semifinal, Michael Phelps was caught making this face — and it went viral.

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Lilly King takes home the gold

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Lilly King takes home the gold

Nineteen-year-old Lilly King won gold and an Olympic record for the U.S. in the 100-meter breast stroke.

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Ryan Murphy sets a new record

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Ryan Murphy sets a new record

U.S. swimmer Ryan Murphy set a new record in the men's 100 meter backstroke on Aug. 8 — and won gold.

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Where's Kathleen Baker's earring?

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Where's Kathleen Baker's earring?

U.S. swimmer Kathleen Baker lost a pearl earring in the pool, so of course a diver went looking for it and found it.

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Leslie Jones heads to Rio

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Leslie Jones heads to Rio

Leslie Jones' colorful commentary caught the attention of NBC's Jim Bell and earned her an invitation to Rio.

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Yuri Van Gelder kicked out

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Yuri Van Gelder kicked out

Dutch gymnast Yuri van Gelder broke his team's no-alcohol rule, so they kicked him off the team.

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Serena Williams defeated

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Serena Williams defeated

Ukraine's Elina Svitolina defeated Serena Williams. It was reported Williams had issues with her shoulder.

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Katie Ledecky wins, again!

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Katie Ledecky wins, again!

After Katie Ledecky won her third gold medal in the 200 meter freestyle, she said she felt like throwing up mid-race.

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Simone Manuel

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Simone Manuel

The way Mercury News covered Simone Manuel being the first African-American to win an individual swimming event was so offensive.

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Michael Phelps' 22nd gold medal

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Michael Phelps' 22nd gold medal

Michael Phelps makes history — again — winning against Ryan Lochte in the 200-meter individual medley.

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Simone Biles all-around gold

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Simone Biles all-around gold

She did it! First-time Olympics competitor Simone Biles won all-around gold

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Fiji wins its first gold ever

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Fiji wins its first gold ever

The men's rugby sevens team not only won against Great Britain, they won its first Olympic gold medal — ever.

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Andy Murray's not here for sexism

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Andy Murray's not here for sexism

After Andy Murray won his second gold, he had to remind a reporter that, yes, women are people too.

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Fu Yuanhui's period talk

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Fu Yuanhui's period talk

Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui casually brought up her period during a post-race interview, and it was everything.

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Katie Ledecky wins her fourth gold

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Katie Ledecky wins her fourth gold

Katie Ledecky not only won her fourth gold, but she also broke her own record in the 800-meter freestyle.

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Simone Biles wins fourth gold

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Simone Biles wins fourth gold

Simone Biles and Aly Raisman win again! Biles won gold and Raisman silver in the women's floor exercise final.

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Pusarla Venkata Sindhu makes history

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Pusarla Venkata Sindhu makes history

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu made history as the first Indian woman to win silver at the Olympics.

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Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin: Taekwondo master

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Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin: Taekwondo master

Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin made history as the first Iranian woman to ever win an Olympic medal.

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Russia's synchronized swimming team wows

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Russia's synchronized swimming team wows

The Russian synchronized swimming team wins gold — for the fifth year in a row!

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Neymar's game-winning kick

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Neymar's game-winning kick

Brazil won its first Olympic soccer gold thanks to Neymar scoring the game-winning penalty kick.

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Usain Bolt's unprecedented win

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Usain Bolt's unprecedented win

The world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, won his third Olympic 100-meter gold medal.

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