Ripped muscles, intense moments of competition, speed, strength, endurance, sweat, and a whole lot of emotion make Olympics a great photography subject. Check out our top five picks of olympic photographs and moments and cheer on as the sport event of the year wraps up.
At the 1900's Olympics, women were finally allowed to compete on some categories. Charlotte Cooper was the first to win a gold medal.
A Perfect Ten
Romanian Nadia Comaneci is well remembered for her perfect 10s (plural) at the 1976 Olympics when she was just 14 years old!
A Fleeting Instant
Beijing Olympics, Aug. 16, 2008
It doesn't matter if you win by an inch or a mile they say, and Michael Phelps surely knows it after his 2008 olympic win by just 0.01 seconds. Cartier-Bresson would be proud.
A Heroic Win
Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, and ruined Hitler's racist plan to prove supposed Aryan superiority. Beat that.
A Piece of Cake
Usain Bolt's impish Caribbean smile (or is it a laugh?) obviously had to make it to our top 5 pick of Olympic Photographs, and he will certainly be remembered as the star of this year's 2016 Rio event.