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    Always go out on a high note.

    This is Colombian weightlifter Óscar Figueroa. He competed Tuesday in the final of the men's 62 kilogram weightlifting event at the Rio Olympics.

    This is Colombian weightlifter Óscar Figueroa. He competed Tuesday in the final of the men's 62 kilogram weightlifting event at the Rio Olympics.

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    He had also managed to lift an astonishing 176 kg (388 pounds) in the "clean and jerk" section, where athletes must first raise the bar to their shoulders from the ground before holding it above their head.

    Although he managed to raise the bar to his shoulders, he couldn't hold it above his head.

    Although he managed to raise the bar to his shoulders, he couldn't hold it above his head.

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    It’s not just because they’re such fashion-neighhh-stas.

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    John Macdougall / AFP / Getty Images

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    I never knew this!

    So, before every Olympic Games, each country will usually host a media event where it debuts all the official uniforms its athletes will wear.

    So, before every Olympic Games, each country will usually host a media event where it debuts all the official uniforms its athletes will wear.

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    We see tracksuits and swimwear and athletic gear...

    We see tracksuits and swimwear and athletic gear...

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    But you know what's never showcased?

    But you know what's never showcased?

    Wang Zhao / AFP / Getty Images

    THE OFFICIAL BATHROBES!!

    THE OFFICIAL BATHROBES!!

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    The most important gymnastics quiz you’ll ever take TBH.

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    Sign up for BuzzFeed's Rio Roundup newsletter to get the hottest news each day of the games!

    If you can't see the signup box above, just go here to sign up!


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    It’s really, really green.

    The aquatics center hosted the women's synchronized diving finals on Tuesday, and yep, that water was GREEN.

    The aquatics center hosted the women's synchronized diving finals on Tuesday, and yep, that water was GREEN.

    Michael Dalder / Reuters

    Michael Dalder / Reuters//Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters

    REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach


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    This is the hardest quiz you will ever take…


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    The Final Five took first place by more than 8 points — the most dominant victory since gymnastics scoring was overhauled in 2006.

    Team USA won gold Tuesday in the women's gymnastics team final, beating Russia and China by the largest margin ever since the scoring system was overhauled in 2006.

    Team USA won gold Tuesday in the women's gymnastics team final, beating Russia and China by the largest margin ever since the scoring system was overhauled in 2006.

    Team USA racked up 184.897 points to Russia's 176.688 and China's 176.003.

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    Simone Biles, who had the highest individual score in qualifiers, was the US team's final athlete of the afternoon on floor exercise.

    Simone Biles, who had the highest individual score in qualifiers, was the US team's final athlete of the afternoon on floor exercise.

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    As fans have come to expect, she dominated with a high-flying, powerful routine.

    As fans have come to expect, she dominated with a high-flying, powerful routine.

    Julio Cortez / AP

    Seriously, look at this.

    Seriously, look at this.

    Note: Olympic videos and GIFs are only available to US audiences.

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    Eight years has happened, people!

    The year was 2008.

    The year was 2008.

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    People used BlackBerrys, Ed Hardy was a thing people wore, and the USA won a silver medal for gymnastics at the Beijing Olympic Games.

    People used BlackBerrys, Ed Hardy was a thing people wore, and the USA won a silver medal for gymnastics at the Beijing Olympic Games.

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    Its been eight years since Team USA was robbed of that gold medal and I am going to tell you what they're up to today.

    Its been eight years since Team USA was robbed of that gold medal and I am going to tell you what they're up to today.

    If you *somehow* forgot, here are their names: Bridget Sloan, Alicia Sacramone, Samantha Peszek, Chellsie Memmel, Nastia Liukin, and Shawn Johnson.

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    Shawn Johnson then:

    Shawn Johnson then:

    She won the silver in the all-around competition, a gold on balance beam, and a silver on floor. She was the It girl going into the games but had her all-around snatched away by her teammate Nastia.

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    It’s really, really green.

    The aquatics center hosted the women's synchronized diving finals on Tuesday, and yep, that water was GREEN.

    The aquatics center hosted the women's synchronized diving finals on Tuesday, and yep, that water was GREEN.

    Michael Dalder / Reuters

    Michael Dalder / Reuters//Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters

    REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach


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    Others are jumping to the gymnast’s defense after people online called her a “sorry American” and a poor sport.

    Gabby Douglas, an Olympic all-around champion, helped lead the U.S. women's gymnastics team to gold in the team final at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday.

    Gabby Douglas, an Olympic all-around champion, helped lead the U.S. women's gymnastics team to gold in the team final at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday.

    Mike Blake / Reuters

    Needless to say, it was a pretty perfect moment for the team...

    Needless to say, it was a pretty perfect moment for the team...

    Mike Blake / Reuters

    But some people are attacking Douglas online for having her hands by her sides instead of placing one hand on her heart during the national anthem at the medal ceremony.

    But some people are attacking Douglas online for having her hands by her sides instead of placing one hand on her heart during the national anthem at the medal ceremony.

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    It might not be as easy as you think.

    As any equestrian can tell you, horseback riding is way more than simply sitting pretty.

    As any equestrian can tell you, horseback riding is way more than simply sitting pretty.

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    And when it comes to show jumping, riders have plenty to deal with — not least of all memorizing their course (AKA the order of fences they're supposed to jump).

    And when it comes to show jumping, riders have plenty to deal with — not least of all memorizing their course (AKA the order of fences they're supposed to jump).

    Nora Whelan / BuzzFeed / Flickr: jrubinic

    So, let's see if you have the memory of Olympic show jumper Beezie Madden. Watch her and Cortes "C," who she'll be riding in the 2016 Olympic Games, complete a course — and then have a go at it yourself.

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    Who knew jumping into pools could look so painful?

    When this wasn't you.

    When this wasn't you.

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    When you found out this thing was nearly 33 feet high.

    When you found out this thing was nearly 33 feet high.

    Like jumping off a three-story building. NBD.

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    When Bree Cole was JUST TOO CLOSE to the board.

    When Bree Cole was JUST TOO CLOSE to the board.

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    @diver_problems / Via Twitter: @Diver_Problems


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    One of the highlights of the Olympic Games is the horse dancing.

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    Or dressage, as officials prefer to call it.

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    That's right, the horses dance, and it is a genuine and very prestigious, legitimate sport. And it starts in Rio today.

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    But this isn't just some freestyle horse-boogie – a posh person in a fancy hat and coat will teach it to do a very serious routine, and both horse and posh person will be judged on just how well they perform it.

    Kristy Oatley of Australia riding Du Soleil competes in the men's/women's team dressage grand prix at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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    "Dressage is the ultimate expression of horse training and elegance," according to the International Federation for Equestrian Sports.

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    The aim is for the rider to show they are the true master of their horse by training it to remember and perform a series of complicated moves on command.

    Masanao Takahashi of Japan riding Fabrianoat the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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    At competition level, a rider will be given a predetermined set of instructions by a judge, and will then be marked on how skilfully the horse is able to perform them from memory.

    An intense connection between rider and horse is needed to seemingly effortlessly carry out the moves.

    Needless to say, Great Britain is a veritable dressage super power.

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    Britain's Charlotte Dujardin and Laura Bechtolsheimer won gold and bronze in the individual event four years ago, and with Carl Hester they came first in the team event. The British team is among the favourites this year as well.

    The discipline and athleticism required to perform such feats has often been compared to ballet.

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    One classic move, the "piaffe" (that's trotting on the spot, to you and I) is said to have been originally developed to maintain focus and strength of horses in battle.

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    "A horse in piaffe defies what horses otherwise do," wrote The New Yorker ahead of this year's Olympic horse dance-off in Rio.

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    "Instead of going anywhere, it jogs on the spot, three-quarters of a ton of moving muscle, feet rising and falling in the same four hoofprints like an animation in a flip book," they continued.

    As well as being marked out of 10 for their ability to perform the dance moves, the horse is judged on "gaits", "submission", "impulsion", and the rider’s performance.

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    The "gait" is the term given to the way a horse walks and can involve it throwing diagonal leg-shapes or just regular walking. But it must be rhythmic, deliberate, and clear.

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    "Submission" is the horse doing as it's fucking told while looking like it's NBD.

    "To me, a submissive horse is one that is supple, loose, happy and reacting on my dressage training aids," one rider told Dressage Today (yes, that is a thing).

    "Impulsion" is the controlled forward movement of the horse: sort of thrusting itself forward from its hind with power rather than speed.

    Russia's Inessa Merkulova riding Mister X at the Rio 2016 Games

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    Like in a Pilates class when the teacher says, "Use your core, not momentum!" but for horses.

    "Rider's performance" is the posh person not fucking it up for the horse by waving to their posh mates in the crowd or something.

    So there you have it. Horse dancing.

    Patrik Kittel of Sweden riding Deja at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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    A graceful, powerful sport.

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    Not just a horse on the razz.




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    “Hopefully that means we haven’t been diving in anything too bad the last couple of days!”

    A few days ago, the world got a tad concerned when the pool at the Olympic Diving Center in Rio began turning green.

    A few days ago, the world got a tad concerned when the pool at the Olympic Diving Center in Rio began turning green.

    Michael Dalder / Reuters

    The difference between the water at the diving pool and the water at other pools was...striking.

    The difference between the water at the diving pool and the water at other pools was...striking.

    Antonio Bronic / Reuters

    After days of speculation that the color could be the result of an algae bloom or pollution, an Olympics spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that it was due to a "decrease in alkalinity."

    After days of speculation that the color could be the result of an algae bloom or pollution, an Olympics spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that it was due to a "decrease in alkalinity."

    Antonio Bronic / Reuters

    The spokesperson added that this decrease in alkalinity was caused by increased use of the pool, aka Olympians swimming in it.

    Another pool was also affected, but both were expected to return to normal shortly.


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    Either way, flag shirts!!!!


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    Time flies.

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    We demand answers!

    Do you notice anything wrong with this picture? Well, Reddit user RTRB did, and the answer will leave you stunned.

    Do you notice anything wrong with this picture? Well, Reddit user RTRB did, and the answer will leave you stunned.

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    I'll give you a hint — it has nothing to do with Virginia Thrasher, the American badass who took home the first gold medal of the Olympic Games in Rio for the women's 10-meter air rifle.

    I'll give you a hint — it has nothing to do with Virginia Thrasher, the American badass who took home the first gold medal of the Olympic Games in Rio for the women's 10-meter air rifle.

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    Look again... Can you spot what might be the greatest injustice so far at the 2016 Olympic Games?

    Look again... Can you spot what might be the greatest injustice so far at the 2016 Olympic Games?

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    Okay, I'll give you one more hint... It has to do with her Polo Ralph Lauren shirt.

    Okay, I'll give you one more hint... It has to do with her Polo Ralph Lauren shirt.

    ralphlauren.com


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    A few, definitely. H/T Reddit.

    Recently, Javier Garcia-Cuesta, the coach of the US handball team (which did not qualify for the Olympics), said LeBron James could become the best handball player in the world if he trained for six months.

    Recently, Javier Garcia-Cuesta, the coach of the US handball team (which did not qualify for the Olympics), said LeBron James could become the best handball player in the world if he trained for six months.

    Handball is a sport that involves running around and throwing a ball into a net, which LeBron is pretty good at.

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    Hmm.

    For reference, LeBron (who is not competing in this year's Olympics) is 6-foot 8-inches tall and weighs 250 pounds.

    For reference, LeBron (who is not competing in this year's Olympics) is 6-foot 8-inches tall and weighs 250 pounds.

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    The obvious place to start is volleyball.

    The obvious place to start is volleyball.

    LeBron wouldn't even be the tallest member of the U.S. men's volleyball team. But he can jump very high and is an excellent shot blocker.

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    This is some freaky shit.

    We've already seen Olympians looking at Ping-Pong balls. Old.

    We've already seen Olympians looking at Ping-Pong balls. Old.

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    Gymnasts doing gymnast things are so three days ago. Tragic.

    Gymnasts doing gymnast things are so three days ago. Tragic.

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    And don't even get me started on Olympic diving faces. OVER IT.

    And don't even get me started on Olympic diving faces. OVER IT.

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    2016 is all about levitating trampoline people.

    2016 is all about levitating trampoline people.

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    Singapore's Joseph Schooling beat his idol Michael Phelps to win gold in the men's 100m butterfly final at the Olympic games in Rio.

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    Schooling, 21, claimed the first ever gold medal for Singapore with his Olympic record time of 50.39sec. American Phelps, 31, took an unprecedented three-way joint silver with a time of 51.14sec alongside South Africa's Chad le Clos and Hungary's Laszlo Cseh.

    The event marked Phelps' final solo men's race, and while he said he was not happy to be denied a 23rd gold medal, he told The Guardian, "I’m proud of Joe," who the champion swimmer had first met in 2008 after visiting a training camp in Singapore during the Beijing games.

    Schooling remembered being "shell-shocked" when his hero Phelps visited his swimming club.

    "Everyone just rushed up and was like 'it’s Michael Phelps! It’s Michael Phelps!’ and I really wanted a picture," he said.

    Phelps said he had wanted to use his career to "change the sport of swimming," and believed that seeing Schooling achieve victory at the Rio games was a mark of that.

    "With the people we have in the sport now I think you are seeing it," Phelps said.

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    Schooling said he was "humbled" to have beaten his hero in the race, and credited Phelps with his success.

    "If it wasn’t for Michael, I don’t think I could have gotten to this point. I wanted to be like him as a kid," he added.


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