The most talked about moments at the Olympic Games Rio 2016

by Kristine Cannon
Aug 22, 2016 at 4:49 p.m. ET

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

1 /36: Parkour!

Parkour Opening Ceremony Olympics
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1/36 :Parkour!

The Opening Ceremony kicked off with some parkour.

2 /36: Lighting the Olympic cauldron

Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima Olympics 2016
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2/36 :Lighting the Olympic cauldron

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

3 /36: The Olympic (Tree) Rings

Olympic Rings Rio 2016
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3/36 :The Olympic (Tree) Rings

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

4 /36: Michel Temer booed

Michel Temer Olympics 2016
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4/36 :Michel Temer booed

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

5 /36: Olympics Fashion

Olympics 2016 fashion
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5/36 :Olympics Fashion

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

6 /36: What was Team Nigeria wearing?

Team Nigeria Opening Ceremony Olympics 2016
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6/36 :What was Team Nigeria wearing?

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

7 /36: Those bikes, though

Opening Ceremony Olympics bikes
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7/36 :Those bikes, though

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

8 /36: Katie Ledecky breaks her own world record

Katie Ledecky
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8/36 :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).

9 /36: Annemiek van Vleuten's scary bike crash

Annemiek Van Vleuten
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9/36 :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.

10 /36: Michael Phelps wins again

Michael Phelps and men's swimming team Olympics
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10/36 :Michael Phelps wins again

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

11 /36: Ibtihaj Muhammad's hijab

Ibtihaj Muhammad
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11/36 :Ibtihaj Muhammad's hijab

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

12 /36: Juan Martin Del Potro stuck in an elevator

12/36 :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.

13 /36: Juan Martin Del Potro wins!

Juan Martin Del Potro and Novak Djokovic
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13/36 :Juan Martin Del Potro wins!

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

14 /36: Oksana Chusovitina: The 41-year-old gymnast

Oksana Chusovitina 2016 Olympics
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14/36 :Oksana Chusovitina: The 41-year-old gymnast

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

15 /36: Women's rugby player hit hard

15/36 :Women's rugby player hit hard

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

16/36 :#PhelpsFace

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

17 /36: Lilly King takes home the gold

Lilly King Olympics 2016
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17/36 :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.

18 /36: Ryan Murphy sets a new record

Ryan Murphy Olympics 2016
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18/36 :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.

19 /36: Where's Kathleen Baker's earring?

19/36 :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.

20 /36: Leslie Jones heads to Rio

20/36 :Leslie Jones heads to Rio

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

21 /36: Yuri Van Gelder kicked out

Yuri Van Gelder
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21/36 :Yuri Van Gelder kicked out

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

22 /36: Serena Williams defeated

Serena Williams Olympics 2016
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22/36 :Serena Williams defeated

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

23 /36: Katie Ledecky wins, again!

Katie Ledecky Olympics 2016
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23/36 :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.

24 /36: Simone Manuel

24/36 :Simone Manuel

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

25 /36: Michael Phelps' 22nd gold medal

Michael Phelps & Ryan Lochte Olympics 2016
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25/36 :Michael Phelps' 22nd gold medal

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

26 /36: Simone Biles all-around gold

Simone Biles Olympics 2016
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26/36 :Simone Biles all-around gold

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

27 /36: Fiji wins its first gold ever

Fiji men's rugby team Olympics 2016
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27/36 :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.

28 /36: Andy Murray's not here for sexism

Andy Murray Olympics 2016
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28/36 :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.

29 /36: Fu Yuanhui's period talk

Yuanhui Fui Olympics 2016
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29/36 :Fu Yuanhui's period talk

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

30 /36: Katie Ledecky wins her fourth gold

Kaite Ledecky Olympics 2016
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30/36 :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.

31 /36: Simone Biles wins fourth gold

Simone Biles Olympics 2016
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31/36 :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.

32 /36: Pusarla Venkata Sindhu makes history

32/36 :Pusarla Venkata Sindhu makes history

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

33 /36: Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin: Taekwondo master

Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin Olympics 2016
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33/36 :Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin: Taekwondo master

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

34 /36: Russia's synchronized swimming team wows

Team Russia synchronized swimming Olympics 2016
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34/36 :Russia's synchronized swimming team wows

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

35 /36: Neymar's game-winning kick

Neymar Olympics 2016
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35/36 :Neymar's game-winning kick

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

36 /36: Usain Bolt's unprecedented win

Usain Bolt Olympics 2016
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36/36 :Usain Bolt's unprecedented win

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