The Five Biggest Olympic Surprises (So Far)

Blazing fast swims, ousted Spaniards, and cheerful Brits
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Declaring a top-five anything at an event with 906 medals shared out among 10,000 athletes in from 205 countries in front of 25,000 journalists and a city of 7.5 million is probably a fool’s errand. So without further ado, I present the definitive top-five surprises of the Olympics so far.

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