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Wrestler Sushil Kumar and Shooter Gagan Narang pose for a photograph during an interaction with members of the Department Related Standing Committee on HRD to share their views on 'Preparedness for Olympic 2021' at Parliament House Annexe in New Delhi.

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People look up at Olympic rings in the sky drawn by Japan Air Self-Defense Force's aerobatic demonstration team Blue Impulse in Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi prefecture, northeastern Japan. The Blue Impulse began practice for the March 20 ceremony held at their base to ignite the Olympic flame before the start of the torch relay.

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The crowd applauds as Mao Nakamura of japan reaches the top of the Bouldering Wall at the Parque Mujeras Argentinas Urban Park, during the Youth Olympic Summer Games, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascot "Miraitowa" and Paralympic mascot "Someity" walk on the pier after their water parade with town's landmark "Rainbow Bridge" as back ground in Tokyo.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascot "Miraitowa", left, and Paralympic mascot "Someity", right, appear at stage during their debut event in Tokyo. The official mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics were unveiled at a ceremony. The two mascot designs were selected by elementary schoolchildren across Japan.

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The Indian football squad for the 1948 London Olympics

The Olympic rings stand on the beach next to art installations before sunrise prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. The Gangneung coastal cluster is hosting the ice sports, including figure skating, speed skating and hockey.

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Models wearing the uniforms used in the victory ceremonies for 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games attend during an unveiling ceremony in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea's Pyeongchang is the host city of the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games which will be held from February 2018.

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Children and officials of Tokyo 2020 pose for photographers with cutouts of shortlisted three mascot design sets which each contain one mascot for the Tokyo Olympic Games and one for the Paralympic Games, at an elementary school in Tokyo. Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics unveiled three sets of designs for the games' mascots. The 6.5 million schoolchildren will review the shortlisted designs with their classes casting a single vote in favor of one of the three sets.

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South Korean Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Do Jong-whan, front left, and former South Korean Olympic figure skating champion Yuna Kim, right, hold the Olympic flame upon arrival at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea. South Korea's Pyeongchang is the host city of the 2018 Winter Olympics which will be held from Feb. 9 to Feb. 25.

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First torch bearer, South Korean figure skater You Young, center, runs as she holds an Olympic torch during the Olympic Torch Relay at Incheon Bridge in Incheon, South Korea. The Olympic flame arrived in South Korea where it will be passed throughout the country by thousands of torchbearers on a 100-day journey to the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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Actress Katerina Lehou as high priestess, right, gives an olive branch to torch bearer Greek cross-country skier Apostolos Angelis during the lighting ceremony of the Olympic flame in Ancient Olympia, southwestern Greece.

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Actress Katerina Lehou, right, as high priestess, lights the torch during the lighting ceremony of the Olympic flame in Ancient Olympia, southwestern Greece. The flame will be transported by torch relay to Pyeongchang, South Korea, which will host the Feb. 9-25, 2018 Winter Olympics.

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Actress Katerina Lehou as high priestess, passes an olive branch onto a Pyeongchang torch bearer after the Olympic torch was lit from the sun's rays, during the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the Olympic flame at Ancient Olympia, southwestern Greece. The flame will be transported by torch relay to Pyeongchang, South Korea, which will host the Feb. 9-25, 2018 Winter Olympics.

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French President Emmanuel Macron, center, reacts as International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, left, greets Bernard Lapasset, Co-Chairman of Paris 2024 bid, as they visit the site of the future Olympic Sailing venue (Voile Olympique) at the "Marina Olympique" nautical base in Marseille, southern France, after the decision for Paris to host of the 2024 Summer Olympics Games.

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Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, center, speaks with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garrett, right, and Los Angeles International Olympic Committee member Anita DeFrantz, left, at the end of the IOC session in Lima, Peru. The IOC voted to ratify Los Angeles as the host city of the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games and Paris as the host city of the 2024 Games.

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Once upon a time, politics used to burst upon the niceties of Olympics. In 1968 in Mexico City, the 200m victory ceremony saw US athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their gloved hands in Black salutes, ignoring anthem and flag. For Dr. King was killed in April that year, and no hope was in sight.

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LA Olympic Committee leader Casey Wasserman, left, applauds as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks during a press conference to make an announcement for the city to host the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 2028, at StudHub Center in Carson, outside of Los Angeles, California.

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Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike waves an Olympic flag applauded by Japanese athletes during the Tokyo 2020 flag tour festival for the 2020 Games at Tokyo Metropolitan Plaza in Tokyo.

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Olympic logos are projected on Tokyo Metropolitan Government building during the Tokyo 2020 flag tour festival for the 2020 Games in Tokyo. Japan began its three-year countdown to the Olympics with concerts, races and other events meant to drum up public enthusiasm for the games. The 2020 Games will be Japan's first summer Olympics since the 1964 edition in Tokyo.

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Indian athletes Mary Kom, Heena Sidhu and Saina Nehwal during a function to felicitate the participants of 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games held in Austria, in New Delhi. India finished the game with total of 73 medals, which included 37 gold medals, 10 silvers and 26 bronze.

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Athletes during a function to felicitate the participants of 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games held in Austria, in New Delhi. India finished the game with total of 73 medals, which included 37 gold medals, 10 silvers and 26 bronze.

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People watch fireworks during an event to mark the start of the 500-day countdown to the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games in Seoul, South Korea.

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India's Deepa Malik competes to win the silver in the women's final shot put F53 athletics event during the Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi poses with Olympic Medal Winners, Khel Ratna Awardees in New Delhi on Sunday. The players are silver medallist shuttler P V Sindhu (2L) bronze medal winning wrestler Sakshi Malik (2R), gymnast Dipa Karmakar (R) and ace shooter Jitu Rai.

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Olympics silver medalist shuttler P V Sindhu speaks as bronze winner grappler Sakshi Malik, coach Pullela Gopichand and gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who won everyone's heart with her performance, look on at a felicitation function at Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad.

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Olympic Bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik gets a rousing reception in Ismaila in Rohtak.

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P.V. Sindhu, left, who won one of India's two medals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and her coach Pullela Gopichand wave to the cameras during their reception at the Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad.

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Marathon runner OP Jaisha at SAI office in Bengaluru. Jaisha hit out at the national athletics federation for not providing her refreshments during the Rio Olympics marathon. She fainted at the finish line.

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Olympic silver medalist shuttler P.V. Sindhu with her coach Pullela Gopichand, sister Divya and father PV Ramana meeting Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in Hyderabad.

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A dancer performs during the closing ceremony for the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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People watch from the Mangueira slum fireworks exploding above the Maracana stadium during the closing ceremony for the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the gold medal the men's marathon at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Team Russia performs during the rhythmic gymnastics group all-around qualifications at the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Members of Italy's team jump into water with their coach Alessandro Campagna as they celebrate their victory during men's bronze medal water polo match against Montenegro at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt with team members celebrates winning the gold in men's 4x100-meter reley during the the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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USA's Sandi Morris participates in Women Pole Vault during the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Brazil team sing the national anthem before a semi-final match of the women's Olympic football tournament between Brazil and Sweden at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Brazil's women's football team poses for a photo prior a group E match of the women's Olympic football tournament between Sweden and Brazil at the Rio Olympic Stadium in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

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Supporters of P V Sindhu cheer while watching live telecast of the final of women's singles badminton match in Hyderabad.

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India's Pusarla V Sindhu reacts after winning a point against Spain's Carolina Marin in women's Singles final at the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

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India's Pusarla V Sindhu reacts after winning a point against Spain's Carolina Marin in women's Singles final at the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

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P V Sindhu sits on the court after losing to Spain's Carolina Marin in the women's badminton singles gold medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Students extend best wishes to shuttler PV Sindhu ahead of her gold medal match at Rio Olympics, in Jodhpur.

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Spain's Carolina Marin plays India's P V Sindhu during the women's badminton singles gold medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Spain's Carolina Marin, center, holds her gold medal as India's V. Sindhu Pusarla, left, holds her silver medal and Japan's Nozomi Okuhara, right, holds her bronze medal during the medal ceremony for the women's badminton singles gold medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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P V Sindhu returns a shot to Spain's Carolina Marin during the women's badminton singles gold medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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P VSindhu's mother, P. Vijaya and father, P.V. Ramana, cheer as they watch live telecast of the final of women's singles badminton match, in Hyderabad. Sindhu claimed a silver medal.

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Spain's Carolina Marin embraces India's P V Sindhu after Marin won the women's badminton singles gold medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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P V Sidnhu returns a shot to Spain's Carolina Marin during the women's badminton singles gold medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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V. Sindhu Pusarla wears her silver medal during the medal ceremony for women's badminton singles at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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American Olympic swimmers Gunnar Bentz, left, and Jack Conger leave a police station in the Leblon neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazi. The two were taken off their flight from Brazil to the U.S. on Wednesday by local authorities amid an investigation into a reported robbery targeting Ryan Lochte and his teammates. A Brazilian police officer told The Associated Press that Lochte fabricated a story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro.

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Latvia's Anastasija Grigorjeva and Japan's Risako Kawai compete during the women's wrestling freestyle 63-kg competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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India's Sindhu Pusarla plays Japan's Nozomi Okuhara during a women's singles semifinal badminton match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Parents of Sakshi Malik celebrate in their Rohtak home after she won bronze in the women's wrestling freestyle 58 kg category at the Rio Olympics.

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Parents of Sakshi Malik celebrate in their Rohtak home after she won bronze in the women's wrestling freestyle 58 kg category at the Rio Olympics.

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PV Sindhu beats Japan's Nozomi Okuhara to enter the finals at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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India's Sakshi Malik poses with her bronze medal for the women's wrestling freestyle 58-kg competition during the medals ceremony at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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India's Sakshi Malik reacts after winning bronze against Kyrgyzstan's Aisuluu Tynybekova in the women's wrestling freestyle 58-kg competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Srikanth Kidambi, of India, reaches for a shot against Lin Dan, of China, during a men's singles quarterfinal badminton match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Vinesh Vinesh reacts as she is attended to by a doctor after getting injured in her match against China's Sun Yanan during the women's wrestling freestyle 48-kg competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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India's Sindhu Pusarla reacts after winning China's Wang Yihan during the Women's Singles Quarterfinal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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India's Sindhu Pusarla, right, greet by China's Wang Yihan after winning the Women's Singles Quarterfinal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Jordan Wilimovsky, of United States, competes in the men's marathon event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A woman waits for the beginning of a semi-final match of the women's Olympic football tournament between Brazil and Sweden at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

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Czech Republic's Josef Dostal celebrates his silver medal in the men's kayak single 1000m final during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Ildem Cenk of Turkey is declared winner against Hardeep Singh (Blue) in Men's 98 Kg wrestling during the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janerio in Brazil.

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Hardeep Singh (Blue) fights with Ildem Cenk of Turkey in Men's 98 Kg wrestling during the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janerio in Brazil.

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Croatia's Sandra Perkovic celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's discus final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt, right, competes in a men's 200-meter heat during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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India's Srikanth Kidambi celebrates after beating Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen during a Men single match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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India's Dipa Karmakar performs on the vault during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Russia's Elena Vesnina, right, Ekaterina Makarova celebrate after defeating Switzerland to win the gold medal in women's doubles at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Uzbekistan's Fazliddin Gaibnazarov, left, andIndia's Manoj Kumar exchange punches during a men's lightwelter weight 64-kg preliminary boxing match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Players from India celebrate after scoring against Belgium during a men's field hockey quarter final match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Sania Mirza, left, and Rohan Bopanna, of India, head to their positions while trailing the United States in a tie breaker during their semi-final mixed doubles match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Belgium's Sebastian Dockier, second from right, tries to score past the defense of India during a men's field hockey quarter final match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Ukraine's Maria Ulitina celebrates after beating India's Saina Nehwal during a Women single match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Kenyas Beatrice Chepkoech, right, and Indias Lalita Babar, center, competes in a womens 3000-meter steeplechase heat during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Egypt's Islam El Shehaby, blue, declines to shake hands with Israel's Or Sasson, white, after losing during the men's over 100-kg judo competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Canada's Mathew Guest, center, tries in vain to get past India's defense to score during a men's field hockey match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Egypt's Islam El Shehaby, blue, declines to shake hands with Israel's Or Sasson, white, after losing during the men's over 100-kg judo competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Japan's Aki Misthashi, center, fights for the ball against Britain's Shona McCallin, right, and Kate Richardson-Walsh, left, during a women's field hockey match at 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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United States' gold medal winner Michael Phelps competes in the men's 200-meter individual medley final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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United States' Michael Phelps celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 200-meter individual medley during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Sindhu Pusarla returns a shot against Hungary's Laura Sarosi during a women's badminton match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Saina Nehwal returns a shot against Brazil's Lohaynny Vicente during a women's badminton match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Players of Netherlands celebrate after scoring against India during a men's field hockey match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Netherlands' Mink Van Der Weerden, right, fights for the ball with India's Sunil Sowmarpet during a men's field hockey match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Brazil's Gabriel Barbosa scores his teams first goal during a group A match of the men' s Olympic football tournament between Brazil and Denmark in Salvador, Brazil.

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Brazil's Gabriel Barbosa, right, celebrates with teammate Brazil's Neymar after scoring Brazil's fourth goal during a group A match of the men' s Olympic football tournament between Brazil and Denmark in Salvador, Brazil.. Brazil won 4-0.

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United States' Michael Phelps celebrates winning his gold medal in the men's 200-meter butterfly with his fiance Nicole Johnson and baby Boomer during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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India's Bombayla Devi Laishram releases her arrow during an elimination round of the individual archery competition at the Sambadrome venue during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Australia's Jane Claxton, center, celebrates her goal with her teammates against India, during a women's field hockey match at 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Australia's Kathryn Slattery, foreground, scores her goal against India, as India's goalkeeper Savita Savita, lies on the ground tries to save the ball during a women's field hockey match at 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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In this file photo, Brazil's Rafaela Silva, center, celebrates with supporters after winning the gold medal of the women's 57-kg judo competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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India's Chinglensana Kangujam, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring against Argentina during a men's field hockey match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Sam Dommer, Hans Struzyna, Alexander Karwoski, Glenn Ochal, Stephen Kasprzyk, Michael Di Santo, Robert Munn, Austin Hack, and Samuel Ojserkis, of United States, compete in the men's eight heat during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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India's Shivani competes in a women's 200-meter freestyle heat during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics,Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Indian's shooter Abhinav Bindra competes in the Men's 10m Air Rifle qualifying round at Rio Olympics 2016 at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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