Rio 2016 Olympics

With a massive team of journalists and photographers on the ground for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, AFP will capture the drama and wonder of Olympic sport from every angle. For the fourth consecutive Olympic Games, AFP and the Newseum have partnered to present some of the world’s best sports photography.

Beginning July 27, and continuing through the closing ceremony on August 22, images from games past and present will be uploaded below in the Newseum’s “Rio 2016 Olympics” online exhibit.

Aug. 19-21


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