The ongoing 2016 Rio Olympic Games has is sprouting up surprises for countries, organizers, athletes and even spectators. It’s been a mixture of joy and pain–considering the violent attacks, drug scandals, bomb scare and killings.
While we pray for the safety of everyone in Rio, enjoy watching these selected highlights from the games.
The defending gold medallist Serena Williams crashes out of the women’s singles tennis to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine.
Tonia Couch and Lois Toulson compete in the Women’s Diving Synchronised 10m Platform Final.
Silver medallists Daniel Wallace, Stephen Milne, Duncan Scott and Robbie Renwick pose during the Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay medal ceremony.
The archer Naomi Folkard won her two matches in the Women’s Individual Elimination Round.
Ellie and Rebecca Downie hug after competing on the vault during the Artistic Gymnastics Women’s Team Final.
Andy Murray beats Juan Monaco of Argentina during the Men’s Second Round Singles Match.
Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow compete in the Men’s Synchronized Diving Final.
The pair react to hearing that they’ve won a bronze medal.
Daley and Goodfellow pose with their medals on the podium.
Louis Smith competes on the pommel horse during the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Qualifying Rounds.
Ed Ling celebrates winning a bronze medal in the Men’s Trap Event at the Olympic Shooting Center.
Ed Ling with his medal.
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor makes a new British record in the 200m Individual Medley, putting her through to the final.
Adam Peaty wins the gold medal in the 100m Breaststroke, beating his own record.
Adam Peaty bites his medal.
Team GB divers Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow at the Maria Lenk Aquatic Centre.
Day two: Michael Phelps celebrates after winning the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay, his 19th Olympic gold medal.
Serena and Venus Williams lost their first Olympic doubles match against Lucie Šafářová and Barbora Strýcová of the Czech Republic.
Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah Bagshawe watching the 100m Breaststroke.
The swimmer Jazmin Carlin realises she has won the silver medal in the 400m Freestyle.
Jazmin Carlin holds up her medal.
Ellie Downie competes in the qualifying round for the Women’s Balance-Beam Event of the Artistic Gymnastics, making it through despite a dramatic fall.
Claudia Fragapane of Great Britain competes on the balance beam.
Andy Murray leads Team GB out into the stadium.
Opening ceremony: British athletes do their lap of the stadium.
Opening ceremony: Gisele Bundchen, Brazil’s most famous model export – and arguably the most successful supermodel of all time – turns the stadium into a super-sized catwalk.
Opening ceremony: An artists’ performance welcomes the world to the Games.
Opening ceremony: The crowd is covered in glittering confetti.
Opening ceremony: The spectacle continues.
Opening ceremony: Artists, clad in skin-tight costumes, dazzle spectators in Rio.
Opening ceremony: The stadium is bathed in green light.
Opening ceremony: The Olympic flag is raised.
Opening ceremony: Fireworks over the Maracana Stadium.
The Brazilian model and Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio carries the Olympic torch through Rio.
Andy Murray is announced as the flag bearer for Team GB.