The first five days of the Rio Olympics have featured new world records, stunning upsets, heartbreaking crashes and injuries, and plenty of more excitement. One of the best parts of the Olympics, though, is the photography. The photos from every sport are terrific, and they capture the emotion, energy, and athleticism of the Games. Here are some beautiful pictures from the games so far.
Christ the Redeemer looks down upon the Olympics
Just before Joahnys Argilagos of Cuba felt the punch on his face.
Simone Biles momentarily defeats gravity.
Sorry fella, Phelps won the race
Now that’s some serious gap
How about this, from Katarzyna Jurkowska Kowalska of Poland?…
…Which makes Gabby Douglass more impressive.
Great Britain’s Elissa Downie gives you a sense of how narrow the balance beam is
Tattoos of the Olympic rings are common throughout Rio.