Every four years the planet’s biggest multi-sport event comes around to thrill the masses.
The 2016 Olympic Games took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
But just like previous editions the build-up to the Games was thick with controversy.
In times of economic hardship in the region the Games’ multibillion-dollar price tag raised concerns and tempers amongst locals.
And the threat of a mosquito-borne virus, high levels of pollution and crime rate and the usual delays in infrastructure and construction of venues also dominated the pre-Olympic headlines.