RIO 2016: Our most inspiring photos from the Olympics

THE pool has gone green, and the news has been peppered with attacks on media and athletes, but that won't be how the Rio Games will be remembered.

In the first week of Rio 2016, the world has been wowed by the moments. The incredible flexibility of American gymnast Simone Biles, and the spine-tingling harmonising and prayers of the Fiji Sevens after they won their first nation's medal, and made it gold.

Australia has been no stranger to success at these games. Taking some predicted victories in the pool where we are the favourites and playing hardball where we were the underdogs, like our down-to-the-fire battle against the US Dream Team in the basketball.

Take a look at these images, and see what the world has been watching.