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These stunning images from the Rio Olympics are absolute gold

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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)

  • These stunning images from the Rio Olympics are absolute gold

    Jun Mizutani, of Japan, during the men's table tennis bronze medal match

    (Photographer: Heuler Andrey)

  • These stunning images from the Rio Olympics are absolute gold 1

    The fleet of 470 Men race sail in the Guanabara bay during

    (Photography: Daniel Ramalho)

  • These stunning images from the Rio Olympics are absolute gold 2

    Britain's silver medalist Jack Laugher competes during the men's 3-meter springboard diving final

    (Photographer: Marcos de Paula)

  • These stunning images from the Rio Olympics are absolute gold 3

    Michael Phelps wins Gold in the Men's 200m Butterfly Final

    (Photographer: Alex Whitehead)

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Shortlist.com’s esteemed Tech Editor. David has a keen interest in video games, Star Wars and stuff that runs on batteries.

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