While they compete in a variety of different sports, Team USA athletes all have one thing in common: they love to hug it out. In honor of National Hug Day, take a look at some of the times Olympic and Paralympic athletes shared the love.
1) Justin Olsen and Steve Mesler
(L-R) Justin Olsen and Steve Mesler celebrate after winning the gold medal in men's four-man bobsled at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games at the Whistler Sliding Centre on Feb. 27, 2010 in Whistler, British Columbia.
2) Elizabeth Beisel and Missy Franklin
Elizabeth Beisel (R) and Missy Franklin embrace after Franklin won the women's 200-meter backstroke final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on Aug. 3, 2012 in London.
3) Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor
Kerri Walsh Jennings (R) and Misty May-Treanor celebrate winning the gold medal in women's beach volleyball at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Horse Guard's Parade on Aug. 8, 2012 in London.
4) Kevin Durant and LeBron James
Kevin Durant (#5) and LeBron James celebrate winning the gold medal in men's basketball at the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on Aug. 12, 2012 in London.
5) Nicholas Taylor and David Wagner
Nicholas Taylor and David Wagner celebrate after the quad doubles wheelchair tennis gold-medal match at the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Eton Manor on Sept. 5, 2012 in London.
6) U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team
The United States figure skating team of Simon Shnapir, Marissa Castelli, Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner, Meryl Davis, Charlie White, Jeremy Abbott and Jason Brown celebrate during the flower ceremony for the figure skating team event at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
7) Nick Goepper, Gus Kenworthy and Joss Christensen
Bronze medalist Nick Goepper (L) and silver medalist Gus Kenworthy congratulate gold medalist Joss Christensen (R) after the men’s slopestyle skiing final at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Feb. 13, 2014 in Rosa Khutor, Russia.
8) Noelle Pikus-Pace
Noelle Pikus-Pace celebrates winning the silver medal in women’s skeleton at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Sliding Center Sanki on Feb. 14, 2014 in Rosa Khutor, Russia.
9) Meryl Davis and Charlie White
Meryl Davis and Charlie White react after competing in the free dance at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 17, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
10) U.S. Men's Short Track Speedskating Team
Members of the United States short track team celebrate winning the silver medal in the men’s 5,000-meter relay at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Iceberg Skating Palace on Feb. 21, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
11) Steve Cash and Nikko Landeros
Steve Cash (R) celebrates with Nikko Landeros after winning the sled hockey gold-medal match against Russia at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games at Shayba Arena on March 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
12) U.S. Women's World Cup Soccer Team
The United States women’s soccer team celebrates after Alex Morgan scored a goal in the second half of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 round of 16 match at Commonwealth Stadium on June 22, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta.
13) U.S. Women's Water Polo Team
The United States women’s water polo team celebrates winning the gold medal at the 16th FINA World Championships at the Water Polo Arena on Aug. 7, 2015 in Kazan, Russia.
14) Gwen Jorgensen
Gwen Jorgensen (L) hugs Non Stanford of Great Britain after they crossed the finish line of the women's triathlon ITU World Olympic Qualification Event at Copacabana Beach on Aug. 2, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro.
15) Serena and Venus Williams
Serena Williams (L) Venus Williams after defeating her in their women's singles quarterfinal match at the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Sept. 8, 2015 in New York City.
16) U.S. Men's Volleyball Team
Members of the United States men’s volleyball team celebrate after winning the match against Argentina at the FIVB Men's Volleyball World Cup Japan 2015 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium First Gymnasium on Sept. 23, 2015 in Tokyo.