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Updated: Aug 2, 2021
Catch these memorable, meme-worthy Olympic moments that went viral! And GO USA!
So many beautiful moments of sportsmanship at the Olympics & this was a big one: watch as athletes from Qatar & Italy topped the field in the men’s high jump but then you won’t believe what they agreed to do together at the end of the meet to settle the tight score. This is the Olympic spirit at its best! From NBC 10 in Philly.
The competition in the pool couldn’t get any fiercer this Olympics, with medals won by fractions of a second. But the world’s best female competitors united after the 200 meter breaststroke & reminded us why the Olympics brings the world together. From NBC Sports, see the touching group hug [at 3:05] among the South African & American medal winners after SA’s gold medal winner also broke a world record. So inspiring on all levels!
Arriving in Tokyo, Lydia Jacoby was the first Olympic swimmer from Alaska. Now she’s the first gold medal Olympic swimmer from Alaska – causing her pals in hometown Seward to go beserk. From NBC Sports, it’s hard not to smile watching Jacoby’s Alaskan classmates freak out over her surprise win! Olympic fever at its best & most boisterous! And if you want to catch the swim that caused all the fuss, check it out here.
In one of the most priceless clips of Olympic elation ever, Dean Boxall earned his place in Internet meme history. Join MSN to watch as the coach of Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus completely loses it when she wins gold. Better yet: listen to the NBC broadcasters react & watch the Olympic staff member wonder how in the world she can reign him in. Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oy oy oy!
You know him as the “oiled flag bearer” but he has a name: it’s Pita Taufatofua. With Access Hollywood, get to know this viral, shirtless sensation from Tonga who does more than just apply coconut oil to his famous pecs. He’s competing in taekwondo in Tokyo & even did cross-country skiing as the only athlete from his country to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics. And yes, he was working the coconut oil at those opening ceremonies, too. The man knows his audience!