A Collection of Olympic Photo Essays From Around the Internet

A few of our favorites portraits of athletes then and now.

By: Mary Yarrison

Mostly the summer Olympics provide an opportunity for all of us to watch our fit, impressive countrymen and women try to beat one another in sports, some of which we watch all the time and others we would have no idea existed if not for the Olympics (who knew men’s field hockey was a thing?). For media outlets throughout the world, the games also provide a golden opportunity to feature said fit, impressive countrymen and women in photo essays. We rounded up a few of our favorites from around the Interwebs.