The 33 Best GIFs Of The London Olympics

The best/funniest/weirdest moments from London in nice, little, animated packages.

1. Liu Xiang Hops To Finish His Race And Kisses The Final Hurdle

China’s Liu Xiang had won gold in the 110m hurdles in Athens, but since then had fought Achilles issues. At the first hurdle in London, he crashed and fell to the ground gripping the back of his foot. He began to hop off the track and down the tunnel before stopping, and turning back. He hopped the rest of the race, stopping only to kiss the final hurdle.

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ID: 512117

2. Shin A Lam Stands Defiant After Being Screwed Out Of A Chance For Gold

When a controversial ruling cost Korea’s Shin A Lam a chance at gold in the women’s individual épée fencing, she refused to leave the floor as that would be taken as a sign she accepted the ruling. So she filed an appeal and stayed on the piste for 45 minutes. When a judge came to tell her that her appeal had been denied, rather than go with him, she climbed back onto the platform and stood, defiant.

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ID: 512126

3. McKayla Maroney’s Jaw Dropping Vault

ID: 512134

4. No Really, The Judge’s Jaw Dropped

ID: 512136

5. Nick “I Look Like Zack Morris Or Every Single ’80s Movie Villain” Delpopolo

Delpopolo was later disqualified for testing positive for marijuana.

ID: 512158

6. Bad(Ass)Minton

ID: 512159

7. Fast And Furious Table Tennis!

ID: 512161

8. Disappointed But Impressed Korean Archery Coach Is Disappointed But Impressed

ID: 512168

9. Valentina Vezzali’s Awesome Fencing Celebration

ID: 512175

10. Handball Death From Above (Or Definitive Proof That Handball Is Awesome)

ID: 512179

11. The Weirdest Spanish Basketball Fan That Ever Existed

Is that a sausage in his mouth?

ID: 512201

12. Infinite Olympic Trampolining!

ID: 512204

13. The Most Important Moment Of The Opening Ceremony: That Guy Who Invented The Internet

ID: 512184

14. The Second Most Important Moment Of The Opening Ceremony: James Bond And Corgis

ID: 512216

15. The Only Important Part Of The Closing Ceremony: Posh Being Posh

ID: 512210

16. When The US Men’s Basketball Team Wins, Coach K Is Happy

ID: 512249

17. Rockstar Usain Bolt: Cause

ID: 512256

18. Rockstar Usain Bolt: Effect

ID: 512261

19. Prankster Usain Bolt

ID: 512251

20. Hope Solo’s Monster Gold Medal Save

ID: 512267

21. American Claressa Shields Knows How To Celebrate

ID: 512268

22. Nic Batum Hates Juan Carlos Navarro’s Balls

ID: 512274

23. The Brutal World Of Race Walking

ID: 512275

24. Kobe And LeBron: BFFs

ID: 512277

25. Let Me Show You The Dance Of My People: The Independent Olympic Athletes

ID: 512282

26. The Surprisingly Awesome World Of Rhythmic Gymnastics

ID: 512287

27. No Seriously, This Is Crazy

ID: 512293

28. This Gymnastics Coach Doesn’t Know How To Make A Heart With Her Hands

ID: 512290

29. Gabby Douglas Kicked Ass

ID: 512299

30. Aly Raisman’s Gold Medal Floor Routine

ID: 512301

31. This Is Michael Phelps’ Last Medal Ceremony So Hold His Hand

ID: 512307

32. One Last Gold

ID: 512308

33. Michael Phelps: Olympic Hero

Hearing the National Anthem from the podium one last time.

ID: 512312

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ID: 513316

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