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Vote for your greatest Olympic moments over the 120-year history of the modern Olympics

Jack de Menezes
Thursday 21 July 2016 16:19 BST
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Usain Bolt broke the 100m and 200m world record at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
Usain Bolt broke the 100m and 200m world record at the 2008 Beijing Olympics (Getty)

The Olympics is just two weeks away as the world’s best athletes make their final preparations for Rio 2016, and once again the debate of the greatest Olympic moment will be argued over and over again until the Games comes to an end.

There’s certainly been plenty of memorable moments over the 120-year history of the modern Olympics, from the moment that the first Games took place in Athens in 1896 to the most recent instalment that took place on these shores in the form of London 2012.

But which moment stands out from the rest?

Whether it’s Jesse Owens claiming an incredible four gold medals at “Hitler’s Olympics” on 1936, or Michael Phelps clinching an eighth gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Games, to Super Saturday when Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Greg Rutherford lit up the Britain four years ago, there’s no shortage of truly great moments.

We want to know which one is your standout moment, but to make things easier, we’ve broken the shortlist down into six individual classes.

Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games (Getty)
Tommie Smith's and John Carlos's Black Power salute in 1968 went down in Olympic history (Getty)

Vote for your most memorable moments across Track and Field pre and post 1980, Gymnastics, Ball Games, Swimming and Diving, plus the more controversial moments throughout Olympic history.

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