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Added August 22, 2016 with 60 photos
The book's been closed on the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, so here's a look at some of the best moments captured by UPI's photographers.
Added August 23, 2016 with 23 photos
Athletes in motion plus a slow shutter speed makes for really cool pictures!
Added August 11, 2016 with 24 photos
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.
Added August 12, 2016 with 82 photos
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.
Added August 21, 2016 with 44 photos
It's time to say goodbye to Rio! The 2016 Summer Olympic Games closed out in style on Sunday, August 21, 2016, after two weeks of highs and lows, excitement and tears.
Added August 07, 2016 with 82 photos
Familiar faces from the NBA have already taken to the court as they compete in the group stages of the men's basketball competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Added August 21, 2016 with 14 photos
Team USA's women's basketball team beat Spain 101-72 to win the gold medal in the Summer Games with Lindsay Whalen putting up 17 points, six assists and four rebounds for the world champions.
Added August 12, 2016 with 50 photos
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.
Added August 20, 2016 with 29 photos
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.
Added August 07, 2016 with 19 photos
It didn't happen if you don't have a selfie to prove you were there!
Added August 09, 2016 with 143 photos
Curious who's already taken home a medal? We've got a round up of the athletes who have topped their sport and claimed gold, silver or bronze.
Added August 20, 2016 with 15 photos
Having debuted at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, BMX cycling is in its infancy at the Games. The thrill of the race, the jumps and the crashes makes it an exciting event for the Summer Games.
Added August 14, 2016 with 77 photos
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!
Added August 07, 2016 with 46 photos
Her partner Misty May-Treanor may have retired, but that hasn't stopped Kerri Walsh Jennings, gold medal winner at the 2012 London Olympics, from picking up a new teammate in April Ross and challenging for top honors on the sands of Copacabana beach.
Added August 08, 2016 with 60 photos
It takes years of hard work and practice, and while athletes learn how to control their bodies with uncanny ability, their facial expressions are another matter!
Added August 17, 2016 with 29 photos
The most popular racket sport in the world, table tennis has been an Olympic event since being introduced at the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul.
Added August 07, 2016 with 78 photos
It's not just Team USA's 'Final Five' that's competing for gymnastics gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio; athletes, both men and women from around the world, are leaping, bounding and round-housing their way through the competition.
Added August 07, 2016 with 85 photos
Michael Phelps took home his 20th and 21st career gold medals, winning the 200m butterfly and 4x200m freestyle relay, while compatriot Katie Ledecky picked up her third medal of the Games, as the swimming competition powered forward at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Added August 07, 2016 with 29 photos
Part of the Olympic program for 120 years, since the first modern games in 1896, fencing is both and individual and team sport, for both men and women.
Added August 12, 2016 with 10 photos
There was a gap of 15 seconds between gold and silver in the Women's 10,000m race as Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana shattered the world-record with a time of 29 minutes, 17.45 seconds.
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