From world record triumphs to unsporting controversies, the Rio games are ensuring they'll go down as an Olympics to remember - for better or worse.
While we've binged our way through much of the action each night via the BBC's extensive coverage, legions of lens-wielding photographers have been capturing the games from a variety of different angles.
These are some of our favourite shots from Rio so far - moments you might have watched from the comfort of your sofa, portrayed with an added layer of drama.
(All images from Rex, photographers named where possible)
Jun Mizutani, of Japan, during the men's table tennis bronze medal match
(Photographer: Heuler Andrey)
The fleet of 470 Men race sail in the Guanabara bay during
(Photography: Daniel Ramalho)
Britain's silver medalist Jack Laugher competes during the men's 3-meter springboard diving final
(Photographer: Marcos de Paula)
Michael Phelps wins Gold in the Men's 200m Butterfly Final
(Photographer: Alex Whitehead)