Rio de Janeiro and the world bid farewell yesterday to the first Olympic Games in South America, a 16-day spectacle that combined numerous highlight reel moments with ugly and even bizarre episodes that sometimes overshadowed the competitions.

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Keshorn Walcott's ­family could not be more proud of his bronze medal win in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday night.

“He went out there and he did his best. His best wasn't the first place but we are extremely proud of him and he did well,” the javelin thrower's aunt, Anna-Lee Walcott-Stewart, told the Express yesterday.

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When the French director Marcel Camus took the classic Greek tale of Orpheus and Eurydice to a Brazilian favela in the late 1950s, he created a film that would not only beguile Barack Obama and his mother, but would make a little bit of Olympic history.

Read more: Adhemar Ferreira da Silva - the Brazilian sporting legend forgotten by Rio 2016

Sebastian Coe accomplished many things as an athlete, but his defining moment came at the 1980 Moscow Games when his expected victory in the 800m turned into one of the worst experiences of his sporting life; he responded by winning the 1500m that was supposed to have been property of Steve Ovett.

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