It's safe to say that without the fans, you lose the electricity in the stadium and the event just isn't the same. Here's a look at the fans cheering on and consoling the athletes competing at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.
Winning isn't everything. As these athletes and fans make clear, it's about the shared experiences they're all going through and the handshakes and hugs say it all about the shared respect that exists between them.
Jason Statham, Jessica Alba and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley attend the premiere of the motion picture crime thriller "Mechanic: Resurrection" at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles on August 22, 2016.
Israeli settlers are pictured on August 22, 2016, harvesting grapes in the Jewish settlement of Ofra in the West Bank. The Psagot Winery, located near the Palestinian city of Ramallah, will use the grapes to produce their award-winning Merlot wine. The winery produces more than 250,000 bottles of wine per year, with 70 percent of it exported, primarily to the United States.
Members of the al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Hamas organization, take part in a parade marking the second anniversary of the killing of Mohammed Abu Shammala and Raed al-Attar, in southern Gaza on August 21, 2016. The military commanders were killed during the 50-day war between the armed group and Israel in summer 2014.
Perhaps no combination of sporting events more epitomizes the Olympic games than those competed in on the track and field. From running to jumping to throwing, these athletic sports have part of the modern games since 1896.
Brazil avenged for their 7-1 semifinal defeat at the 2014 World Cup against Germany as the beat the Germans 5-4 on penalties to claim gold and send the country into ecstasy. For the first time in Olympic history, the German women's soccer team came out on top, beating Sweden 2-1 and claiming gold.
A massive wildfire has grown into a major problem, triggering a state of emergency and forcing the evacuation of more than 80,000 people near Cajon Pass, Calif. on August 17, 2016. The Blue Cut Fire began early Tuesday in the San Bernardino National Forest and quickly grew to more than 25,000 acres in about 24 hours.
We're in the home stretch, just three days away from closing out the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The story of the second week has been Usain Bolt, whose superhuman speed has carried him aloft to yet more gold medals!
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