The US women's gymnastics team has long been one of the most iconic group of athletes in Olympic history. They've achieved unprecedented success, and with it unmatched attention, making the gymnastics events the centerpiece of every summer games.
Along with incredible skill and dedication, Olympic divers also posses Speedos that could serve as tiny little hammocks for hamsters. In other words, the suits are super small.
That’s not news.
What is news is that when the scores that show up on the screen and cover the diver’s groin area, it kind of sort of accidentally makes it look like porn.
Given how insanely fit, talented, and focused they are, Olympic athletes can sometimes be a little bit hard to relate to.
But Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui's expressions of surprise, funny quips, and dorky dancing have captured the heart of the world, as she's seizing her moment at the Olympics in a way that anyone would want to.
There’s nothing like the majesty of the Olympics — the dedication, the athleticism, the strength — to make all us average peons marvel in disbelief and do the only thing we can to compete — tweet.
Here are the best reactions to the Rio games so far that deserve some kind of medal of their own.
I'm sure when gymnasts are competing for a gold medal and pushing their bodies to the max, they're not terribly concerned with the faces they make as the focus. They're too busy challenging the laws of physics with their bodies. But that doesn't mean the faces they make aren't funny. They're actually beyond funny.
A simple photo at a women’s training session in Rio is powerful because gymnast Lee Eun-ju is from South Korea and her competitor, Hong Un Jong, is from North Korea.
Any Olympian, male or female, has worked their tails off to get to where they are today. Nothing can replace hard work, and while credit is due to their trainers, coaches, and family, it’s the athlete that goes out there and competes.
Apparently not everyone got that memo though, as there are already more than a handful of instances in these Olympics in which the performance of elite female athletes has been attributed directly to the men in their lives.
First up we have three-time Olympian trapshooter Corey Cogdell, who won her second bronze medal.
Move over hot oiled Tonga flagbearer, as Michael Phelps’ game face is now the most talked about Olympic meme — for now.
While sitting and waiting to swim in the Men’s 200 butterfly semifinal last night, the most decorated Olympian of all time donned his signature Beats headphones and pulled up his hood while getting into the zone.
However, South African swimmer Chad le Clos, apparently "warmed up with a little dancing" and shadowboxing right in front of Phelps.
While gymnast Aly Raisman is competing for more gold medals after winning two at the 2012 London Olympics, her parents deserve some kind of award for the gymnastics they nervously do as they watch her do her thing.
They twist, they jump, they contort themselves around while they squirm in their seats. Just watching them makes you nervous, but honestly, can you blame them?
Regardless, it’s highly entertaining.
The Olympics celebrate the best of the best, and athletes are honored and admired for their dedication, their skill, and their ability to do things that most normal people cannot.