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8 moments from Olympic Games history

Adrian Murphy (opens in new window) (Europeana Foundation)

The 2016 Olympic Games came to a close last night in Rio de Janeiro with an energetic closing ceremony.

2016's Games saw history being made - first gold medals for nations such as Puerto Rico, Singapore and Bahrain, new World and Olympic records set  as well as many personal achievements for the athletes.

Our collections also show moments from Olympic history, so we've selected 8 for you.

four female swimmers standing by a pool Victorious English 400m women's relay swimming team at the 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games, Wellcome Library, CC-BY

sport photography Olympic Games Europeana