With multiple medals already handed out at the 2016 Rio Olympic games, we have decided to take a look back on some of the most iconic moments from the games across the years.
To unlikely competitors to the moments that sporting’s biggest stars made their break through – here are 21 times the Olympics changed sporting history.
Nadia Comaneci, 1976
The 14-year-old Romanian gymnast was only just old enough to compete in the games, yet still went on to score a perfect 10. Pretty impressive!
Mark Spitz, 1972
The Munich games in 1972, Mark Spitz did the unbelievable – he won seven gold medals in the 1972 Olympics – setting world records in all of the sports.