Hundreds of photographers have gathered in Rio to follow the action in the Olympic arenas, swimming pools, racetracks, and more. Over the two weeks of the games, I’ll be featuring some amazing images from recent Olympic events. Today’s entry encompasses gymnastics, BMX racing, water polo, diving, beach volleyball, taekwondo, decathlon, marathon swimming, kayaking, women’s wrestling, and much more. [40 photos total]

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Brazil's Arthur Zanetti performs on the rings during the gymnastics exhibition gala at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on August 17, 2016. (Dmitri Lovetsky / AP) #
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The beach volleyball arena stands along Copacabana beach ahead of tonight's women's gold medal match between Germany and Brazil at the 2016 Summer Olympics on August 17, 2016. (David Goldman / AP) #
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Eva de Goede of Netherlands (right) falls while competing against Hannah Kruger of Germany in the Women's Hockey Semifinal Match, Netherlands v Germany. (Vasily Fedosenko / Reuters) #
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Jelle van Gorkom of the Netherlands competes in the men's seeding run at the Olympic BMX Center during the 2016 Summer Olympics on August 17, 2016. (Pavel Golovkin / AP) #
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From left, Jhoanis Portilla of Cuba, Orlando Ortega of Spain, and Deuce Carter of Jamaica compete in the rain in the Men's Preliminary 110m Hurdles Round 1. (Lucy Nicholson / Reuters) #
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Gemma Beadsworth of Australia is smashed during the Women's Water Polo qualification match between Australia and Brazil at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 17, 2016. (Adam Pretty / Getty) #
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USA's Kerron Clement competes in the Men's 400m Hurdles Final on August 18, 2016. (Fabrice Coffrini / AFP / Getty) #
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A dancer performs during the Gymnastics Rio Gala on Day 12 of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. (Clive Brunskill / Getty) #
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Jamaica's O'dayne Richards competes in the Men's Shot Put Qualifying Round on August 18, 2016. (Franck Fife / AFP / Getty) #
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Maartje Paumen Netherlands celebrates during the penalty shootout during the womens semifinal match between the Netherlands and Germany on Day 12 of Rio 2016. (Mark Kolbe / Getty) #
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Bahamas' Shaunae Miller dives across the finish line to win gold ahead of United States' Allyson Felix, right, in the women's 400-meter final on August 15, 2016. (Matt Slocum / AP) #
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Jack Laugher of Britain competes in the Men's 3m Springboard Final. (Stefan Wermuth / Reuters) #
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Germany's Kira Walkenhorst (left) and Laura Ludwig celebrate after winning the women's beach volleyball final match between Brazil and Germany at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio on August 17, 2016. (Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP / Getty) #
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Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst of Germany are surrounded by fans and photographers as they celebrate winning gold in the Beach Volleyball Women's Gold medal match on day 12 of Rio 2016. (Patrick Smith / Getty) #
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Daniel Bluman of Colombia riding Apardi competes during the Jumping Individual and Team Qualifier on Day 9 of Rio 2016. (Christian Petersen / Getty) #
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Omar Hajjami of Morocco competes with Zhao Shuai of China in the Men's Taekwondo 58kg Quarterfinals. (Issei Kato / Reuters) #
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Bronze winners Yukiko Inui and Risako Mitsui of Japan compete in the Synchronized Swimming Duets Free Routine Final. (Stefan Wermuth / Reuters) #
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Tiffany Porter of Great Britain (center) competes in the Women's 100m Hurdles Semifinals on Day 12 of Rio 2016. (Cameron Spencer / Getty) #
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Jordan Wilimovsky, of the United States, competes in the men's marathon swimming event at the 2016 Summer Olympics on August 16, 2016. (Felipe Dana / AP) #
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During the Women's Preliminary 5000m Round 1 race, Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand stops running to help fellow competitor Abbey D'Agostino of USA after D'Agostino suffered a cramp. (Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters) #
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Athletes compete in the Men's 3000m Steeplechase Final. (Phil Noble / Reuters) #
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China's Cao Yuan makes a dive in the men's 3-meter springboard diving final in the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center on August 16, 2016. (Wong Maye-E / AP) #
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Liam Phillips of Britain, Maris Strombergs of Latvia and David Graf of Switzerland crash during heat 2 of the Men's BMX Quarterfinals. (Eric Gaillard / Reuters) #
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Damian Warner of Canada competes in the Men's Decathlon Discus Throw Final. (Pawel Kopczynski / Reuters) #
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Jamaica's Usain Bolt, right, and Canada's Andre De Grasse exchange smiles at the end of a men's 200-meter semifinal at the Olympic stadium in Rio on August 17, 2016. (David J. Phillip / AP) #
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Iurii Cheban of Ukraine celebrates after winning gold in the Men's Canoe Single 200m Final at Lagoa Stadium on Day 13 of Rio 2016. (Mike Ehrmann / Getty) #
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Photographers take shots of runners in the Men's 5000m Round 1 - Heat 1 on Day 12 of Rio 2016. (Alexander Hassenstein / Getty) #
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Russia's Darya Klishina competes in the women's long jump qualification at the Olympic stadium in Rio on August 16, 2016. (Matt Dunham / AP) #
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Xuerui Li of China lies injured on the court during the Women's Badminton Singles Semifinal Match against Carolina Marin of Spain on Day 13 of Rio 2016. (David Ramos / Getty) #
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Athletes enter the water at the start of the swimming portion of the men's triathlon at Fort Copacabana during Rio 2016. (Leon Neal / AFP / Getty) #
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Ganna Krasnoshlyk of Ukraine competes in the Women's 10m Platform Diving preliminaries on Day 12 of Rio 2016. (Elsa / Getty) #
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Laurine van Riessen of Netherlands and Virginie Cueff of France compete in the Women's Cycling Keirin First Round. (Paul Hanna / Reuters) #
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Jaqueline de Carvalho Endres of Brazil reacts after Brazil lost their Women's Volleyball Quarterfinals match. (Yves Herman / Reuters) #
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Brianna Rollins of the United States (left) wins the gold medal in the Women's 100m Hurdles Final ahead of silver medalist Nia Ali of the United States and bronze medalist Kristi Castlin of the United States on Day 12 of Rio 2016. (Alexander Hassenstein / Getty) #
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From left, bronze medalist Kristi Castlin, gold medalist Brianna Rollins and silver medalist Nia Ali of the United States celebrate with American flags after the Women's 100m Hurdles Final on Day 12 of Rio 2016. (Cameron Spencer / Getty) #
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Australia's Daniel Bowker and Jordan Wood paddle during the men's kayak double 200m heat in Rio on August 17, 2016. (Luca Bruno / AP) #
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Yuliya Levchenko of Ukraine competes in the Women's High Jump Qualifying Round. (Gonzalo Fuentes / Reuters) #
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Dorothy Yeats of Canada and Jenny Fransson of Sweden grapple in their 69 kg Women's Freestyle Wrestling Bronze match. (Ruben Sprich / Reuters) #
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China's team competes during the synchronized swimming team technical routine final in the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center on August 18, 2016. (Michael Sohn / AP) #
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Goalkeeper Vincent Gerard of France reacts during the Men's Handball Quarterfinal Brazil v France, in Future Arena, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during the Summer Olympics on August 17, 2016. (Marko Djurica / Reuters) #

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