The Rio 2016 Olympics are about to get serious. Before the opening ceremony signals the start of two weeks of competition, let's look back on the cheeky ways our athletes have been entertaining themselves.
I go to Rio
A Peter Allen parody was bound to happen at Rio 2016, and who better to strut than a power walker?
Gold medal-winning race walker Jared Talent nails the flamboyant strut in this video.
— Athletics Australia (@AthsAust) August 4, 2016
Zika for the win
Only Aussies and Kiwis would turn a serious illness like Zika into a cheeky chant. Listen to them go.
It came about at a NZ Vs U.S. game because U.S. goalie Hope Solo had shared a controversial selfie of her Zika-proof precautions last month.
Our Aussie basketball team meanwhile has mozzie protection sorted.
Questionable street meat
Even the HuffPost Australia sports editor needs to take a bite to eat while covering Rio, he's just not sure he'll be able to swallow this particular mouthful.
Not gonna ask what's in the sausages at this Rio food van on my street pic.twitter.com/RlYAcaIXyO— Anthony Sharwood (@antsharwood) August 4, 2016
The down-low on polo
We want our athletes to feel comfortable in their active wear no matter what.
Aussie water polo player @RowieWebster ahead of Rio:— Sam McClure (@sam_mcclure) August 4, 2016
"We look great, we feel great, we are great."
Come on, Aussie!
Cyclist Annette Edmonson wasn't going to let a chance slip by to get a pic with sprinter Usain Bolt.
We don't mean to alarm you but this tree is smiling.
Show us your massage face
Surely one of the perks of being an elite athlete is the pummeling sessions on the massage table.
Basketballer Andrew Bogut found teammate Aleks Maric's shoes, and they're blinging.
Flip 'em the bird
Discus thrower Benn Harradine captures a quick hand signal in the gym.
True blue Pokemon
Cyclist Rohan Dennis doesn't play Pokemon GO, he lives it.
To quote The Bachelor's Ritchie, it's "cool bananas" for athletics competitor Jessica Trengrove and co.
You won't lose these bags at the airport.
What's a performance and sports science centre?
Seriously, race walker Chris Erickson is just looking for the gym.
Share your best angles
Annette Edmonson reminds us of the time she got "oiled up" while Jessica Thornton shows us how she warms up.
Selfies with BK The Boxing Kangaroo
There's no doubt about the favourite Aussie teammate this year -- it's BK.Suggest a correction