The 22 Types Of Olympic Kissing

The many smooches of the London summer games.

1. Teammate Kissing


Germany’s Kurt Kuschela kisses his teammate Peter Kretschmer after winning gold in the men’s canoe doubles (1000-meters).

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Brazil’s Juliana Silva kisses her teammate Larissa Franca during the bronze medal match of women’s beach volleyball.


Spain’s Elisabeth Pinedo Saenz kisses a teammate as she celebrates their handball victory over Sweden.

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Italy’s Niccolo Mornati kisses teammate Lorenzo Carboncini after finishing second in a men’s rowing pair semifinal.

2. Horse Kissing

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Kind of like teammate kissing, Germany’s Helen Langehanenberg kisses Damon Hill, her horse, after they compete in equestrian dressage.

3. Opponent Kissing

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Women’s épée fencing silver medalist, Germany’s Britta Heidemann, kisses gold medalist, the Ukraine’s Yana Shemyakina.

4. Coach Kissing

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Russia’s Elena Isinbaeva kisses her coach after winning bronze in women’s pole vault.

5. Significant Other Kissing

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Brazil’s Juliana Silva kisses someone the AP just refer to as “a man” after winning bronze in women’s beach volleyball.

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Great Britain’s Mo Farah kisses his wife Tania Nell after he won gold in the men’s 10,000-meters. His daughter Rihanna is not amused.

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U.S. sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross kisses her husband and NFL Cornerback Aaron Ross after winning gold in the women’s 400-meters.

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Great Britain’s Andy Murray kisses his girlfriend, Kim Sears, after winning gold.

6. Coach/Significant Other Kissing

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Boris Henry pulls double duty as both Christina Obergfoll’s significant other and coach. Here they kiss after Obergfoll won silver in the women’s javelin throw.

7. Child Kissing

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Great Britain’s Nick Dempsey kisses his son Thomas-Flynn after winning silver in the men’s RS:X Sailing.

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U.S. cyclist Kristin Armstrong kisses her son Lucas after winning gold.

8. Beckham Child Kissing

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It’s like regular child kissing only with more David Beckham “I’m on a boat” swag.

9. Family Photo Kissing

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The Dominican Republic’s Felix Sanchez kisses a family photograph after his gold medal win in the men’s 400-meter hurdles.

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Another shot of Felix with the photo.

10. Jersey Kissing

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Sudan’s Abubaker Kaki kisses his jersey after finishing first in his group for the men’s 800-meter semifinal.

11. Flag On Your Jersey Kissing

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Weightlifter Jurgen Spiess of Germany kisses the flag on his jersey.

12. Volleyball Kissing

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Ivan Zaytsev of Italy kisses the ball.

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Turkey’s Busra Cansu kisses the ball.

13. The Final Hurdle After You Hopped Through Your Race On One Foot Because Of An Injured Achilles Kissing

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China’s Liu Xiang kisses the final hurdle after… well see what happened here. It’s great.

Gymnastics Apparatus Kissing

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U.S. gymnast Samuel Mikulak kisses the vault.

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Silver medallist China’s Chen Yibing kisses the bar after his performance on the rings.

14. Weight Kissing

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Almir Velagic of Germany kisses the weights.

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Yauheni Zharnasek of Belarus kisses the weights.

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Peter Nagy of Hungary kisses the weights.

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Kazakhstan’s Ilya Ilyin kisses the weights.

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Kazakhstan’s Almas Uteshov kisses the weights.

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Valentin Hristov of Azerbaijan kisses the weights.

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Tarek Abdelazim of Egypt kisses the weights.

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Frederic Fokejou Tefot of Cameroon kisses the weights.

15. Ground Kissing

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Italy’s Valentina Vezzali kisses the ground after defeating South Korea’s Nam Hyun-hee during a bronze medal fencing match.

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Liz Parnov of Australia kisses the ground as she crosses the finish line during the women’s marathon.

16. Finish Line Kissing

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Usain Bolt of Jamaica kisses the finish line as he celebrates after winning gold in the men’s 200-meters.

17. Olympic Podium Kissing

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Italy’s Massimo Fabrizi kisses the podium as he mounts it to receive a silver medal in men’s trap shooting.

18. Tattoo Kissing

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Sweden’s Nilla Fischer kisses a tattoo on her arm as she celebrates scoring the opening goal during the quarter-final women’s soccer match against France.

19. Starting Block Kissing

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Canada’s Brent Hayden kisses his starting block following his third place finish in the men’s 100-meter freestyle swimming.

20. Gun Kissing

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Slovakia’s Danka Bartekova kisses her gun after a shot in the women’s skeet final.

21. Medal Kissing

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Australia’s Anna Mears kisses the gold medal she won in the track cycling women’s sprint.

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Kerri Walsh Jennings kisses her gold medal after winning the women’s beach volleyball gold.

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United States’ Christian Taylor kisses his gold medal during the ceremony for the men’s triple jump.

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Jamaica’s Usain Bolt kisses his gold medal for the men’s 100-meters.

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Steve Guerdat, of Switzerland, kisses his medal after receiving the gold medal in the show jumping.

And The Scariest Kind Of Kissing Ever…

22. Creepy British Fan Kissing

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