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How Rio rewrote the gymnastics history books

First ever, most ever, best ever. In the process of representing their countries on the world stage, the athletes at the Rio Olympics made their own gymnastics history.

WATCH: Top trampoline moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

From a repeat champion from Canada to a surprise gold medalist from Belarus, the trampoline competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics had plenty of high-flying moments. Watch some of the most memorable routines.

WATCH: Top rhythmic gymnastics moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Russia reigned supreme yet again in the rhythmic gymnastics competition at the Rio Olympics, but athletes from all over the world dazzled the Olympic Arena with their mastery of the hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon. Watch some of the most memorable moments.

All five of them will go for more gold in the individual finals.

WATCH: Top gymnastics moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Against the backdrop of a very, very green arena in Rio de Janerio, gymnastics history was made and records were broken. Two athletes proved they were the best in the world and possibly of all time, young talents proved they were medal-worthy, and a 41-year-old gymnast proved she's absolutely timeless.

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At Laver Cup announcement, Nadal and Federer reflect on Olympics

On Wednesday morning, five tennis legends – Rod Laver, Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer – sat down at the St. Regis Hotel in New York to discuss an exciting new annual tournament, the Laver Cup. Together, the players on stage had accumulated a total of 60 Grand Slam titles and four Olympic medals.

WATCH: Top wrestling moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

It seemed like almost every day, wrestling history was being made in Rio.

WATCH: Top judo moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Judo provided plenty of memorable action at the Rio Games.

WATCH: Top basketball moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

The United States men's and women's basketball teams once again emerged victorious at the Olympics. For the women the Rio Games were their sixth straight Olympic title, and for the men it was their third straight gold medal run.

Watch every U.S. track and field gold medal from the 2016 Olympics

U.S. track and field athletes won 13 gold medals in Rio. That is four more than in London, and the highest total since 1996.


Relive every world record from the 2016 Olympics

It did not take long for world records to start falling at the 2016 Olympics. In the very first medal event, Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana broke the 10,000m world record.

WATCH: Top track and field moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

From Sam Kendrick's patriotic moment to Usain Bolt's "triple-triple," check out the best moments from the 2016 Rio Olympics track and field competition. 

WATCH: Top rowing moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

From the third straight gold medal for the U.S. women's eight to Mahe Drysdales stunning win in the men's single in one of the closest margins in Olympic history, from Gevvie Stone's "never say die" racing throughout the regatta to take Olympic silver in her first ever top-level podium to Great Britain's dominance of the events, there were plenty of thrills and great stories that unfolded on the waters of Rio's Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas during the 2016 Olympic Games.

WATCH: Top canoe/kayak moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Far different from the recreational canoe or kayak that you may be used to seeing at your local sporting good store, these canoes and kayaks are built specifically to crown the next canoe/kayak Olympic champion.

2016 Rio Paralympic Games schedule

Coverage of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games begins on the networks of NBC starting Sept. 7. See the schedule below for when you can catch Paralympic action from Rio on NBC and NBCSN, with TV coverage also streamed on and via the NBC Sports app (Android | iOS | Windows) on mobile devices and connected TVs.

Simone Biles serves as U.S.' Closing Ceremony flag bearer

19-year-old gymnast Simone Biles, who won five medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics, served as the United States' flag bearer at Sunday's Closing Ceremony.

VIDEO: Super Mario steals the show at the Closing Ceremony

Perhaps the most recognizable character in the world, Super Mario, entered our lives in 1985, and now has entered Rio – in the only way Mario knows how –  from a renowned green pipe in Tokyo. 

Simone Biles will serve as U.S.' Closing Ceremony flag bearer

19-year-old gymnast Simone Biles, who won five medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics, will serve as the flag bearer at Sunday's Closing Ceremony. 

WATCH: Top sailing moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Being crowned Olympic champion in sailing is one of the most prestigious awards as a competitive sailor. 

Rio throws final party to say goodbye to 2016 Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Shaking to samba and expressing a sense of longing with uniquely Brazilian words, Olympians and fans said goodbye to the Rio Games with one last big bash that was both revelatory and a sigh of relief.

Zaccardi: Top stories to watch at the Rio Paralympics

RIO DE JANEIRO – The world's best athletes will descend on Rio again in two weeks for the Paralympics, beginning with the Opening Ceremony on Sept. 7.

Posnanski: Helen Maroulis delivered another magical Olympic moment

RIO de JANEIRO -- There are stories that come along at the Olympics that are so thoroughly wonderful that at some point they become too much. They are like a chocolate overdose. Rulon Gardner was such a story. In 2000, after Gardner shocked the previously unbeatable wrestler Aleksandr Karelin in what still might rank as the greatest Summer Olympic upset ever, we would learn that:

Zaccardi: My 16 favorite highlights of the Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO – In chronological order, my 16 favorite highlights from the Olympics:

WATCH: Top 16 moments from the Rio Olympic Games

The 2016 Rio Olympics saw it all. Rio saw legends add to already unfathomable medal hauls, cementing their ironclad places in history. It saw rising stars burst onto the scene and then steal the show. It saw scintillating performances challenge our conventional notions of what's possible; moments of humanity remind us what's really important. It saw greatness, true greatness, shine more brightly than any Olympic flame. 

United States roasts Serbia, wins third straight gold medal

The United States finishes off a golden three-peat with a 96-66 clobbering of Serbia 96-66.

Watch: The top volleyball moments of the 2016 Rio Olympics

The USA volleyball teams were both inches away from playing in the gold medal match, but each squad found a way to overcome their disappointment and rallied to claim the bronze.

WATCH: The 10 very best handball moments from Rio

The 2016 Olympic Games provided some of the most dramatic and thrilling moments in handball competition. Take a look back at 10 of the best moments from the competition. 

WATCH: Top modern pentathlon moments from the 2016 Rio Games

Top 5 taekwondo moments

With all taekwondo events concluded in Rio, there is nothing left to do but look back at the best moments in competition.

WATCH: Top cycling moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

The best names in cycling came to the Olympic Games in Rio to compete for gold, either on the road, in rocky terrain or on the track. 

WATCH: Top Boxing moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Olympic boxing had a great number of stories and fights worth highlighting this XXXI Olympiad. The U.S. men's team went from a complete shut-out in 2012 to winning two medals in Rio, and reigning champion Claressa Shields dominated the middleweight division to retain her Olympic championship.

WATCH: Top rugby moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

From highlight-reel tries to a marriage proposal, check out the best moments from the 2016 Rio Olympics rugby competition. 

After heartbreak in Rio, Great Britain's Tom Daley vows to return even stronger

Tom Daley set a blistering pace in the men's individual 10m platform preliminary with a score that would have taken gold in the final of both the 2016 World Aquatics Championships and the 2012 London Olympics.

WATCH: Top table tennis moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

With the Rio Games wrapping up this evening, it's time to take a look back on all the table tennis action from the Riocentro.

Kyle Snyder becomes youngest Olympic wrestling champion in U.S. history

One year after becoming the youngest world champion in U.S. history for wrestling, 20-year-old Kyle Snyder is now the country's youngest Olympic champion in the sport.

Denmark dethrones France to become Olympic handball champions

There's a new champion in men's handball after Denmark outclassed 2008 and 2012 champions France 28-26 in the final, claiming the gold medal. 

WATCH: Top triathlon moments from the 2016 Rio Olympics

Even though there are only two triathlon events at a given Olympics (one for men, one for women), the amount of incredible moments far exceeds the number of races.

Keeping it Rio: Brazil volleyball wins gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With Neymar in a courtside seat cheering his countrymen, Wallace pumped his arms and let out screams from deep in his lungs as Brazil fed off the energy in raucous Maracanazinho arena.

WATCH: Top fencing moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

The Rio Games were an opportunity for the United States to make their mark on the fencing world and while the coveted gold medal eluded them, they still found plenty of success on the piste.

What they're saying: Team USA shares 2016 Rio Olympic experience

David Boudia, Abby Johnston, Amy Cozad, Katrina Young, Sam Dorman, Kristian Ipsen, Jessica Parratto, Mike Hixon, Kassidy Cook and Steele Johnson. The self-proclaimed "Perfect 10" represented the United States well in the 2016 Rio Olympics with three medals -- two silver and one bronze.

WATCH: Top soccer moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

The Olympic men's and women's soccer tournaments saw two nations top the podium for the first time as Brazil and Germany won gold in the men's and women's tournaments, respectively. 

WATCH: Top diving moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Perfect dives and belly flops, tears of joy and tears of defeat, inexplicably green water and marriage proposals, the diving slate at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games was not short on dramatic moments. 

Longtime U.S. volleyball ambassador Reid Priddy goes out in style

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Reid Priddy could take his Brazilian bow.

Claressa Shields successfully defends her Olympic title

In an unprecedented and unsurprising battle for Olympic gold, Claressa Shields retained her Olympic championship in women's middleweight boxing and became a two time boxing gold medalist.

WATCH: Top field hockey moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Both men's and women's field hockey had first timers on the podium in Rio receiving Olympic gold. For the men, Argentina earned gold, stunning Germany and defeating Belgium on its way there.

Switzerland's Nino Schurter outrides Kulhav, wins men's mountain biking gold

Swiss cyclist Nino Schurter, the five-time mountain biking elite cross-country world champion, finally won his first gold medal. Schurter won silver in London and bronze in Beijing, but finally got that elusive gold in Rio.

WATCH: Top swimming moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

The swimmers of Team USA claimed 33 medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics, matching their highest-ever total since the 2000 Sydney Games. So many great moments contributed to this total, including Michael Phelps' fourth consecutive 200m IM gold medal, Phelps winning back his 200m butterfly crown, Katie Ledecky's stunning sweep of the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyles, Maya DiRado's seemingly impossible gold in the 200m backstroke and Simone Manuel's historic gold in the 100m freestyle.

Spain wins bronze after hanging on to beat Australia

Spain withstands a late charge from Australia to win 89-88 and come away with the bronze at the Rio Olympics.

WATCH: Top water polo moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

The U.S. women and Serbian men's water polo teams came to the Rio Games as the undisputed favorites to take home the gold, and in the end both teams proved why.

In China, a forgiving public embraces fewer gold medals

In a country long focused on bringing home as many Olympic gold medals as possible, this year's haul isn't what China expected.

Watch the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Watch NBC's coverage of the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, beginning with "Rio Gold," an hour-long special looking back at the defining moments of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, at 7 p.m. ET/PT, followed by coverage of the Closing Ceremony beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

WATCH: Top weightlifting moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

There was no shortage of memorable moments for weightlifters during the 2016 Rio Olympics.

USOC: Further action to come for Ryan Lochte, teammates

U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun says further action is coming in the matter of 12-time swimming medalist Ryan Lochte and his three teammates whose story of a robbery overshadowed the Rio de Janeiro Games.

WATCH: Top beach volleyball moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

The Rio Olympic beach volleyball tournament, held on the iconic Copacabana beach, spanned over 18 days and boasted over one hundred matches. The tournament saw Brazil claim its first Olympic gold since the 2004 Athens Games, three-time defending gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings miss out on the chance to win her fourth consecutive gold , and three teams secure historic first Olympic beach volleyball medals for their nations. See the top highlights from the 2016 tournament below. 

Rio Olympics diving in review: China quickly closing medal gap with USA

The Olympic diving slate at the Rio Games is now complete with China taking gold in seven of the eight events. 

Russia wins another Olympic gold in rhythmic gymnastics group final

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A botched ribbon toss — a miscue that ended with one of Russia's streamers briefly laying on the Rio Olympic Arena floor — put the overwhelming favorites in the rhythmic gymnastics group final in an unfamiliar spot after the first of two rotations on Sunday.

Rhythmic gymnasts are so much tougher than they look

Rhythmic gymnastics is best known for its costumes, music and make-up—but don't underestimate its athletes.

Inspired by 'Happy Gilmore,' Galen Rupp wins Olympic marathon bronze medal

Gold: Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya)
Silver: Feyisa Lilesa (Ethiopia)
Bronze: Galen Rupp (United States)

Germany wins bronze in men's handball

Solid defense and fluid transitional play lifted Germany above Poland to win the bronze medal in men's handball. 

WATCH: Top golf moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

After controversy, construction delays, and a series of high-profile withdrawals, golf finally made its return to the Olympics after 112 years on the sidelines.

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Ryan Lochte calls his Rio behavior 'immature' in exclusive interview with Matt Lauer

Matt Lauer interviews Ryan Lochte

Basketball stars support U.S. swimmers in Rio

Top swimmers to watch in Rio

Ryan Lochte, Kosuke Hagino and Missy Franklin

Missy Franklin and Ryan Lochte facing more down time at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Missy Franklin and Ryan Lochte

Michael Phelps, Rudy Garcia-Tolson chasing 200m IM world records in Rio

Michael Phelps and Rudy Garcia-Tolson