32 Pictures of Olympic Victories Guaranteed to Make You Smile

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“When you’re smiling,” the song made famous by Louis Armstrong goes, “the whole world smiles with you.” It’s hard to imagine a better reason to smile than winning an Olympic gold medal, but that’s just the point: The simple joy expressed in these pictures can be shared by all of us.

So go ahead: Take a look at these photos, feel free to crack a smile, and know we are all smiling too.

1. Silver medallist Nick Dempsey of Great Britain celebrates with his children following the Men’s Sailing competition

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2. Tuvshinbayar Naidan of Mongolia celebrates his win in the Men’s -100 kg Judo competition

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3. Junior Antonio Sanchez Rivero of Venezuela celebrates a lift in Mens 69kg Weightlifting

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4. Chad le Clos of South Africa celebrates after winning the gold in the Men’s 200m Butterfly

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5. Sweden celebrates a goal during the Women’s Football Quarter Final match

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6. Marlena Wesh of Haiti smiles after competing in the Women’s 400m

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7. Valentina Vezzali of Italy celebrates as she wins gold in Women’s Foil Team Fencing

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8. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France celebrates match point during Men’s Singles Tennis

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9. Maryna Shkermankova of Belarus celebrates while competing in Women’s 69kg Weightlifting

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10. Shannon Vreeland, Missy Franklin, Allison Schmitt, and Dana Vollmer of the United States celebrate after winning the Final of the Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay

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11. Mohamed Farah of Great Britain celebrates winning the gold medal in the Men’s 10,000m

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12. Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking of Great Britain celebrate winning gold in the Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls

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13. Lynne Beattie of Great Britain celebrates a point during the Women’s Volleyball competition

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14. Automne Pavia of France celebrates her bronze medal in the Women’s -57 kg Judo competition

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15. Great Britain celebrates winning silver during the Men’s Canoe Double Slalom

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16. Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates winning Gold in Men’s Singles Tennis

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17. Dorian Van Rijsselberge of Netherlands celebrates after winning gold in Men’s Wind Surfing

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18. Camilla Herrem of Norway celebrates during the Women’s Quarterfinal Handball match

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19. Bartosz Piasecki of Norway celebrates victory in Men’s Epee Individual Fencing

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20. Nathan Adrian of the United States celebrates after winning the Final of the Men’s 100m Freestyle

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21. Haifeng Fu of China celebrates victory in Men’s Doubles Badminton

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22. Ben Ainslie of Great Britain celebrates victory after competing in the Men’s Star Sailing Medal Race

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23. Andrey Demanov of Russia celebrates during the Men’s 94kg Weightlifting final

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24. Jessica Ennis of Great Britain gives the thumbs up after competing in the Women’s Heptathlon 200m

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25. Japan celebrates after scoring a goal during the Women’s Football Quarter Final match

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26. Cate Campbell of Australia celebrates with her teammates after winning the Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay

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27. Na Li, Xiaojuan Luo, Yujie Sun, and Anqi Xu of China celebrate their win during the Gold Medal Match in Women’s Epee Team Fencing

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28. Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after winning gold in Women’s Singles Tennis

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29. Damian Janikowski of Poland celebrates a win in his Men’s Greco-Roman 84 kg bout

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30. Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl of Denmark celebrate victory in their Women’s Doubles Badminton match

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31. Courtney Hurley of the United States celebrates winning bronze in Women’s Epee Team Fencing

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32. Dani King of Great Britain celebrates winning the Gold medal in Women’s Team Pursuit Track Cycling

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