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Iconic moments in the history of the Summer Olympics

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Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt looks back on his Olympic rivals in a 100-meter semi-final in 2016. Bolt won the final soon after, becoming the first man in history to win the 100-meter at three Games consecutive Olympics. Bolt, the 100 and 200-meter world record holder, has won eight gold medals during his legendary Olympic career.

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Updated at 1:46 p.m. ET, Thursday, July 22, 2021

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt looks back on his Olympic rivals in a 100-meter semi-final in 2016. Bolt won the final soon after, becoming the first man in history to win the 100-meter at three Games consecutive Olympics. Bolt, the 100 and 200-meter world record holder, has won eight gold medals during his legendary Olympic career.

Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters

The Summer Olympics have given us many unforgettable moments over the years.

These include record breaking performances and phenomenal displays of athletic skill. But some have also transcended sport.

Here are the iconic moments we remember the most.



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