Sept. 29, 2016, 2:07 p.m. (ET)

After their record-setting and history-making performances at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the athletes of Team USA were honored at the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Games ceremony in Washington, D.C. Athletes received their Olympic and Paralympic team rings, won awards, rubbed elbows with fans and mingled with fellow athletes. Check out these 17 photos of Team USA living it up.

The awards show will be televised on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) on Oct. 4 from 10-11 p.m. ET.


1) U.S. Women's Wrestling Team
Members of the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team pose after receiving their rings at the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Games at McDonough Arena on Sept. 28, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

2) Elizabeth Beisel and Allison Schmitt, Swimming
Swimmers Elizabeth Beisel and Allison Schmitt pose after receiving their rings at the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Games at McDonough Arena on Sept. 28, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

3) Victoria Folayan, Rugby
Rugby player Victoria Folayan (R) poses after receiving her ring at the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Games at McDonough Arena on Sept. 28, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

4) Team USA Fans
Georgetown University students cheer as athletes walk the red carpet before the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Games at McDonough Arena on Sept. 28, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

5) Team USA Shooters and Track and Field Athletes
Members of the U.S. Olympic shooting and track and field teams pose on the red carpet before the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Games at McDonough Arena on Sept. 28, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

6) Casey Eichfeld, Canoe/Kayak
Canoeist Casey Eichfeld celebrates on the red carpet before the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Games at McDonough Arena on Sept. 28, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

7) U.S. Olympic Volleyball Team
Members of the U.S. Olympic volleyball team pose on the red carpet before the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Games at McDonough Arena on Sept. 28, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

8) Reilly Boyt and McKenzie Coan, Paralympic Swimming
Paralympic swimmers Reilly Boyt (L) and McKenzie Coan hug on the red carpet before the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Games at McDonough Arena on Sept. 28, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

9) Dalton Herendeen and Evan Austin, Paralympic Swimming
Paralympic swimmers Dalton Herendeen (L) and Evan Austin pose on the red carpet before the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Games at McDonough Arena on Sept. 28, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

10) U.S. Olympic Track and Field Athletes
(L-R) Track and field athletes Zach Ziemek, Charles Jock, Mason Finley and Jeremy Taiwo pose on the red carpet before the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Games at McDonough Arena on Sept. 28, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

11) Women's Sitting Volleyball Team
Members of the U.S. Paralympic Women's Sitting Volleyball Team celebrate on stage while receiving the award for Team of the Paralympic Games, presented by Dow, during the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Games at McDonough Arena on Sept. 28, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

12) Brad Snyder, Paralympic Swimming
Paralympic swimmer Brad Snyder receives the award for Male Athlete of the Paralympic Games, presented by The Hartford, at the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Games at McDonough Arena on Sept. 28, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

13) Women's Gymnastics Team, Gymnastics
(L-R) Gymnasts Madison Kocian, Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez and Aly Raisman stand on stage with Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila, hosts of American Ninja Warrior, after receiving the award for Team of the Olympic Games, presented by Dow, during the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Games at McDonough Arena on Sept. 28, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

14) Women's Gymnastics Team and Tatyana McFadden
(L-R) Gymnasts Madison Kocian, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez and Simone Biles pose with Paralympic track and field athlete Tatyana McFadden during the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Games at McDonough Arena on Sept. 28, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

15) Katie Ledecky, Swimming
Swimmer Katie Ledecky, winner of Female Athlete of the Olympic Games, presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods, speaks with media after the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Games at McDonough Gymnasium on Sept. 28, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

16) Angela Madsen, Paralympic Track and Field
Paralympic track and field athlete Angela Madsen dances during a reception after the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Games at McDonough Arena on Sept. 28, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

17) Claressa Shields, Boxing
Boxer Claressa Shields celebrates during a reception after the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Games at McDonough Arena on Sept. 28, 2016 in Washington, D.C.