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16 Best and Worst Olympic Moments From Summer Games

From Phelps and Bolt going out on top to Nikki Hamblin’s act of kindness and too much Ryan Lochte

There was a lot more talk than usual heading into this year's Olympics, and for good reason. From the Zika scare that created somewhere in the region of 160,000 known cases in Brazil before the games even began to general safety concerns, many believed Rio was ill-equipped to host the 2016 Summer Olympics – hence the birth of the much-used hashtag, #RioProblems.

Nevertheless, Rio went on to surpass just about everyone's expectations over the last few weeks and gave us moments we will never forget in true Olympic fashion. Sure, the opening ceremony wasn’t as glamorous as we've come to expect there were a few scary mishaps along the way, green pools and a whole lot of Ryan Lochte, but there was also no shortage of highlights throughout these games.

With that in mind, let’s look at  moments in particular that stood out from the crowd.

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