What it was really like at Rio, as told by Instagram’s most popular posts


Well, that was fast. The Rio Olympics came into our lives with a bang and now it’s all over, leaving us with a whole host of sporting memories, both good and bad.

While the IOC went to great lengths to try and stop its events being shared on social media, that didn’t stop celebrities and athletes themselves from reporting on what it was like to be competing in Rio de Janeiro IRL.

Let’s take a look at the most popular Instagram posts from the games.

You could blend in with the crowd at basketball game.

🇺🇸💯 all day #rio2016

A post shared by Zac Efron (@zacefron) on

Then maybe get a kiss from Olympian.

on cloud 9 💙☁️ @zacefron

A post shared by Simone Biles (@simonebiles) on

Feel the anticipation of entering an Opening Ceremony…

Walkin to da bus for opening ceremonies!!!

A post shared by Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) on

…then hear thousands of people cheering in the stadium.


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