Photos: Seven Images that Perfectly Sum Up the Games
Even though the host Brazil managed to pull off the ambitious event without major hitches, things were still touch and go throughout the event. Infrastructure woes were aplenty, symbolized by the pool for aquatic events turning an icky shade of green.
As in recent past, American athletes left the competition in dust, dominating the Games in a way no team has done in decades.
In true Olympic spirit, after a mid-race collision, USA’s Abbey D’Agostino (right) was assisted by her competitor, New Zealand’s Nikki Hamblin, during the women’s 5,000-meter heat.
Two of the greatest athletes hung up their boots after decimating the competition again. Michael Phelps of the US took his Olympic tally to a whopping 28.
And Ussain Bolt continued to amaze us, rubbing it in the collective face of the feeble competition.
On the sideline of the women’s rugby medal ceremony, Brazilian rugby player Isadora Cerullo accepted a marriage proposal from girlfriend Marjorie, a volunteer.
Brazilians deserve a pat on their backs for pulling off such an event successfully. They did this braving Zika, crime, pollution and economic worries. For now it's bye to Rio and next stop - Japan, 2020.