The Best Olympic GIFs To Watch Over And Over And Over

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The Olympics is a time for solemn pride in your country, reflecting on the greater world at large, and evidence of what years of strenuous training and dedication can yield. But, like anything televised on a massive scale and has plenty of money dumped into it, the '12 London Olympics provides heaps of ridiculousness, self-aware humor and moments of sheer, inspiring glee. Ridiculous, self-aware glee? There is nothing the GIF is better suited for, we believe.

We've scoured the internet and tapped our pals over at SB Nation (who do are live GIF Tweeting the entire Olympics. Amazing, right?) to compile the most heart-warming, LOL-inducing GIF London has bestowed upon us thus far. Who knows: If we get any more great footage of Aly Raisman's parents, we might have to do a part two.



Because nothing says "beach volleyball" like the jitterbug.

Photo: Courtesy of SB Nation


Oh, we're sorry, Your Highness. Are we disturbing you?

Photo: Via Uproxx


We've been there, Canadian Judo Bro. We've been there.

Photo: Courtesy of SB Nation


You go, McKayla Maroney. Get it done, and with style.

Photo: Courtesy of Thomas Houston


Forget Dance Moms. We should do a series called Swim Moms, starring Mrs. Phelps. (Please note the girl next to her, mouthing, "He got second!"

Via: Curtis Beast's Twitter


Those ambassadors of all that is good in England: the Absolutely Fabulous ladies.

Photo: Courtesy of Thomas Houston


Team America shows off their shaved pits, Olympic tattoos.

Photo: Courtesy of SB Nation


All of those crazy Olympic divers making absurd, hilarious faces — at once.

Photo: Courtesy of Thomas Houston


Last, but not least, those crazy, emotive Raismans, who have reacted their way into our hearts.

Photo: Via Grazia Daily