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The 101 Most Iconic Photographs in Sports History

2008 Beijing Summer Olympics - Usain Bolt's legs put on just as much of a show at the 2008 Olympics as his ego. His salute after the 4x100-metre relay is the image of his career.

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Inspirational Moments: Olympic celebrations - Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the Men's 100m Final and the gold medal at the National Stadium on Day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China. Bolt finished the event in first place with a time of 9.69, a new World Record. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) #joyofsport

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Perfection. gymnastics. Shawn Johnson on balance beam at Beijing 2008, Olympics People need to realize this is done on a 4 inch wide beam. Gymnasts work harder than ever to train and its amazing what we can do.

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Nastia Liukin stunned at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, walking away with an all-around individual gold, individual silver on the uneven bars and balance beam, bronze on the floor exercise, and a team silver to boot. She just couldn't quite get it together at Olympic trials in 2012 and failed to make the team for London.

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Whenever I look at Nastia's legs, I'm like "Those aren't even straight!" Then I realize her legs are so straight, they're curving backwards

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Inspirational Moments: Olympic celebrations - BEIJING - AUGUST 21: Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica celebrates winning the Women's 200m Final and the gold medal held at the National Stadium during Day 13 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 21, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

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Sir Chris Hoy. Olympic Golds: Athens 2004, 1km Time Trial. Beijing 2008, Sprint, Team Sprint, Keirin. 2012 London, Team Sprint, Keirin

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