Best of Rio 2016 Summer Olympics: The fans(24 images)

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.

Fans of the Chinese women's table tennis team call out to the players after they defeated Germany in the Women's Team Table Tennis gold medal match in Riocentro Pavilion 3 at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 16, 2016. China defeated Germany in three matches to win the gold. Photo by Matthew Healey/UPI | License Photo
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