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65 Olympic and 19 World Records Broken in Rio 2016 Games

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio 2016 Olympics is being considered a big success by organizers, not only for the fact that none of the often catastrophic forecasts came true but because during these more than 19 days of competition 19 world records were broken and 65 Olympic records were surpassed.

"These were and still are iconic Olympic Games in many respects," IOC President Thomas Bach told reporters. "We have seen iconic athletes across all sports, seen athletes who were icons and even strengthened their positions like Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt. And others who . . .

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