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PHOTOS: A Look Back At Our Top 10 Olympic Crushes Of 2016

by Graham Gremore August 20, 2016


The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio will soon be over and it’s been one hell of a ride. This year’s games had no shortage of scandals, including a straight reporter who baited gay athletes on Grindr, a sex tape leak, and an alleged arm robbery that may or may not (probably not) have happened.

Related: Ryan Lochte Apologizes “For My Behavior”; Won’t Admit He Lied About Being Robbed

Of course, there were some pretty awesome and far less scandalous moments as well, including a record number of out and proud athletes competing, a marriage proposal, and an awesome Nike ad celebrating trans athlete Chris Mosier.

Related: The 2016 Summer Olympics Will Be The Gayest In History

Then, of course, there were all the cute guys.

Scroll down for a look back at our top 10 Olympic crushes from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio…

Pita Taufatofua

O brasil é lindo!! Bucket list item??? Phillipians 4:13 – I can do all things through him who gives me strength! – ?? #CristoRedentor #Brazil #Tonga #views #Rio

A photo posted by Pita Taufatofua (@pita_tofua) on

May we never forget the time we watched him shirtless and being smeared in oil on live television.

Tom Daley

Be in the moment. ??

A photo posted by Tom Daley (@tomdaley1994) on

Or “Thomas Daley” as he prefers to be called these days.

Jordan Burroughs

"Making America's Gladiators." Inside look from my shoot with @mensfitnessmag

A photo posted by Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) on

According to his Instagram page, all this 28-year-old wrestler from New Jersey sees is gold.

Jeffrey Wammes

#saturday #training #almost #competiton #? #gym #You don't get opportunities you take them! #ibrahimovic #quotestealer

A photo posted by JeffreyWammes87 (@jeffreywammes) on

The openly gay Dutch gymnast didn’t nab a medal in Rio, but his Instagram is pure gold.

Tony Yoka

Victoire aujourd'hui, je suis déjà médaillé mais on sait tous pourquoi je suis venu ici alors rdv vendredi pour une demie finale explosive!!! ????????? #soutien #champion #243 #allbleus #gold

A photo posted by Tony Yoka (@tonyyoka) on

The French boxer made his Olympic debut this year.

Sergio Sasaki

Quanto mais eu treino, mais sorte tenho?????? #GoBrasil #faltam10dias #olympics #rio2016 #roadtorio #workhard

A photo posted by Sérgio Sasaki (@sergiosasaki) on

The Brazilian gymnast found himself at the center of a scandal this Olympic season when a rather revealing video of him leaked online.

Luca Dotto

Tornato in italia?? mi mancava un sacco il nostro bel paese e mentre atterravo e guardavo l alba dal finestrino pensavo a che viaggio meraviglioso è stato quest anno, tante gioie, molta fatica, molto sudore, vittorie, sconfitte, nuovi record, luoghi mai visti e persone fantastiche…me le godrò bene queste vacanze, perché mi rendo conto di quanta fortuna ho ad avere una vita così!! Ciao belli ??

A photo posted by LUCA DOTTO (@dottolck) on

Not only does he hold the record for the 100 meter freestyle in Italy, but he’s also a celebrated underwear model for Emporio Armani.

Amini Fonua

Got an exciting announcement coming up #staytuned

A photo posted by Amini Fonua (@aminifonua) on

The openly gay swimmer from Tonga just announced he is the new Brand Ambassador for Raw Materials Premium, a line of all natural men’s skincare products.

Robbie Manson

Olympic horse, Olympic rower. This wasn't our time but we will both be back in Tokyo #snowmanontour #tarzan

A photo posted by Robbie Manson (@robbie_manson) on

A rower and a stallion.

Greg Louganis

The 2016 Rio Olympics kick off today! What's your favorite event? #RioOlympics #Rio2016 ???

A photo posted by Greg Louganis (@greglouganis) on

OK, OK, so maybe he didn’t compete in this year’s games (he’s retired, after all), but he was still there cheering on his younger counterparts, snapping selfies with Tom Daley, and serving up some daddy realness.

Graham Gremore
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