Rio Olympics: The best Tweets and Instagrams

The athletes have arrived in Brazil and the countdown has well and truly begun, so let’s take a look at some of the coolest Olympic moments captured on social media so far.

It’s great to see so much excitement from the participants in Rio. After months and years of preparation, it’s time for them to soak in all the atmosphere and turn their dreams into reality.

Spanish handballer Marta Mangue on the beach with some of her team-mates:

Team USA fencer Ibtihaj Muhammas runs into Rafa:

Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan of the US women’s national soccer team gets excited:

Team USA runner Brenda Martinez meets the Williams sisters:

A selfie from Team USA swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte:

Happy bday @ryanlochte !!! The old dudes on the team now!!! #rio #usa??

A photo posted by Michael Phelps (@m_phelps00) on

Eugenie Bouchard and Team Canada on the way to the Olympic village:

Portia Woodman of the New Zealand Women’s Sevens rugby team sums up her first day in Rio:

Ali Riley of the New Zealand women’s national football team enjoying the sunshine with her team-mates:

Slovenian handballer Uroš Zorman and his team give the thumbs up to Rio:

Usain Bolt meets some lucky Brazilian youngsters:

Australian cyclist Annette Edmondson loving the sights:

Here’s Bolt again, along with a few friends:

Slovenian Canoe Slalom Athlete Sašo Taljat takes it all in:

Priprave na popoldanski trening // getting ready for afternoon session #rioolympics #riovnas #swimming

A photo posted by Sašo Taljat (@sasotaljat) on

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