The 2012 Summer Olympics went out with last night’s star-studded, nostalgic Closing Ceremony. It’s been an emotional couple of weeks, welling up on a nightly basis while watching dreams come true from the comfort of our couches. To tie our Olympics coverage in a neat, hypnotizing bow, here’s a GIF wall of winners winning and inevitably treating us to victory dances, tears and triumphant cheers.
As we mentioned this morning, after seeing Usain Bolt‘s gold-medal celebration, we have certain high expectations for how we’d celebrate Olympic victory … in our heads. But there are all sorts of ways to express your joy over emerging as the greatest person IN THE WORLD at whatever it is you do. We figured we could group them into categories, for convenience sake, as we relive some triumphant — and totally gleeful — moments from the past week and look forward to more in the days to come.
1. By yourself:
Serena Williams caught some flak for doing her little victory dance after clenching her first ever singles gold on Saturday morning — the cute, joyful move has its origins in gang culture and is called the Crip Walk. But we’re pretty sure it’s been removed from that context by now, no?
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Curves? Yes please. We like a little meat in the spots that count, and these ladies are flaunting those spots in some barely there beach wear. But which lady deserves the sexy crown? Kim Kardashian, Serena Williams, Amber Rose and Aubrey O’Day duke it out below.
Game, set… but the match is apparently off. There’s news of a split between tennis player Serena Williams and rapper/actor Common, according to In Touch magazine. Apparently the two “just grew apart” after two years of seeing each other. They came together for the premiere of the rom-com “Date Night” in April. But come May, and Common was minus Serena for the premiere of his new film “Just Wright”, bringing his mother instead. No comments yet from Williams’ or Common’s camps. Hey, maybe Venus Williams’ lingerie-esque outfits at The French Open reminded Common that she and Serena have got the same genes.
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