The Rio 2016 Olympic Games drew to a close Aug. 21 following 17 days of competition between more than 11,300 athletes representing 205 nations. The Games, which marked the first Olympics to be held in South America – saw Team USA top the medal chart in every category for only the seventh time in Olympic history and the first since 1948, leading all nations with 121 medals, including 46 golds, 37 silvers and 38 bronzes. The U.S. is one of only five nations to have accomplished the feat at the Olympic Games in summer competition and the first to do in 40 years. Team USA’s 121 medals are the most ever for a U.S. team in a non-boycotted Games, topping the previous high of 110 from Beijing in 2008. MORE