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In the end, it's all water under the bridge

Concerns about the Olympic Games in Rio - ranging from polluted water to the Zika virus - have come to nought

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Michael Phelps kissing his son Boomer next to his partner Nicole Johnson (right) and mother Deborah (centre). At 31, Phelps said he finally - no, really this time - had swum his last Olympic race. Now he's a dad to a baby boy, Boomer. He's got another life to live, and this one's on land.
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Maggie Steffens (left) and Rachel Fattal dragging coach Adam Krikorian into the pool after the US won the women's water polo final.
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Simone Manuel, in the 100-metre freestyle, became the first African- American woman to win an individual swimming event at an Olympics.

Rio de Janeiro

NOW that the Rio Olympics are finally ending, you can imagine how the organisers of these Games might celebrate.

On the soft, wide sands of Copacabana Beach, looking out at the Atlantic. In one hand, a newspaper declaring Brazil the Olympic champion in men's football