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"I’m now a legend. I’m also the greatest athlete to live."

Usain Bolt, after winning gold in the 200m sprint today.

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Today, in one image. Women in Riyadh watch Sarah Attar, the first woman from Saudi Arabia to compete in track and field in the Olympics. Here’s how she did in the 800m race.
Photo by Fayez Nureldine (Getty)
Correction: This post originally said that Attar was the first woman from Saudi Arabia to compete at the Olympics; she is the first woman from Saudi Arabia to compete in track and field at the Olympics.

Today, in one image. Women in Riyadh watch Sarah Attar, the first woman from Saudi Arabia to compete in track and field in the Olympics. Here’s how she did in the 800m race.

Photo by Fayez Nureldine (Getty)

Correction: This post originally said that Attar was the first woman from Saudi Arabia to compete at the Olympics; she is the first woman from Saudi Arabia to compete in track and field at the Olympics.

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The Sun celebrates the UK’s hardware haul.
Meanwhile, Sally Jenkins: “I’m changing my citizenship. I like to be on the winning side, and the winning side in this Olympics is British.”
Read more…

The Sun celebrates the UK’s hardware haul.

Meanwhile, Sally Jenkins: “I’m changing my citizenship. I like to be on the winning side, and the winning side in this Olympics is British.”

Read more…

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Gabby.
Gold.
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Gabby.

Gold.

Photo via the AP

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Are you too old to make an Olympic team?
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No one looks good while diving competitively. Via the FW, which has many more great shots.
Our Olympics headquarters is here. Photos by Matt King, Adam Pretty & Al Bello (Getty)

No one looks good while diving competitively. Via the FW, which has many more great shots.

Our Olympics headquarters is herePhotos by Matt King, Adam Pretty & Al Bello (Getty)

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Michelle Obama is scooped up by U.S. wrestler Elena Pirozhkova at the U.S. Olympic training facility at the University of East London yesterday. More on the Olympics, moment by moment.
Official White House photo by Sonya N. Hebert

Michelle Obama is scooped up by U.S. wrestler Elena Pirozhkova at the U.S. Olympic training facility at the University of East London yesterday. More on the Olympics, moment by moment.

Official White House photo by Sonya N. Hebert

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"Swimmer," by Albus Cavus, on a graffiti-covered wall at 9th Street and Barry Place NW in Washington.
As U.S. track and field has fallen, swimming has surged.
And here’s the latest on the opening ceremonies.

"Swimmer," by Albus Cavus, on a graffiti-covered wall at 9th Street and Barry Place NW in Washington.

As U.S. track and field has fallen, swimming has surged.

And here’s the latest on the opening ceremonies.

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The Olympic rings, resized, by Gustavo Sousa.

More re-sizings here.

And: Our Olympics headquarters.

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ABFAB HAS THE TORCH.
Here’s our Olympics headquarters.
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ABFAB HAS THE TORCH.

Here’s our Olympics headquarters.

Photo via the AP