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13 Heartwarming Photos Of Olympians Celebrating With Their Kids

It doesn't get much sweeter than this.

16/08/2016 6:59 AM AEST | Updated 18/08/2016 5:31 AM AEST
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Sometimes the biggest sports fans come in the smallest packages. That’s certainly true for the children of Olympic athletes.

Whether or not they earned the coveted gold medal, these Olympians had a lot to celebrate after competing in Rio this year. And they made sure to savor the moment with their most dedicated fans.

Keep scrolling for some heartwarming photos of Olympic athletes celebrating with their kids.

  • 1 Michael Phelps, USA, Swimming
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    USA's Michael Phelps (L) kisses his son Boomer next to his partner Nicole Johnson (R) and mother Deborah (C) after he won the Men's 200m Butterfly Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016.
  • 2 Kristin Armstrong, USA, Cycling
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    Kristin Armstrong hugs her son Lucas Armstrong Savola, 5, after she won the gold medal in the women's cycling road individual time trial at Rio 2016 on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. 
  • 3 Teddy Riner, France, Judo
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    Olympic champion Teddy Riner kisses his son Eden after his Men's +100kg Judo final match on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 4 Nicole Beck, Australia, Rugby
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    Nicole Beck of Australia kisses her Gold medal with her daughter Sophie Beck after the medal ceremony for the Women's Rugby Sevens on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Deodoro Stadium on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 
  • 5 Mahe Drysdale, New Zealand, Rowing
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    Mahe Drysdale, of New Zealand, holds his daughter, Bronte Drysdale, after winning gold in the men's rowing single sculls final during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016.
  • 6 Maik Dos Santos, Brazil, Handball
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    Brazil's Maik Dos Santos kisses his daughter Manuel after defeating Germany at the men's preliminary handball match between Brazil and Germany at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. 
  • 7 Diogo Hubner, Brazil, Handball
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    Diogo Kent Hubner of Brazil kisses his daughter Clara during the Mens Preliminary Group B match between Poland and Brazil at the Future Arena on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Future Arena on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 8 Daniel Narcisse, France, Handball
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    France's centre back Daniel Narcisse kisses his daughter Aimy after the men's preliminary round Group A handball match between Qatar and France during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Future Arena in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016.
  • 9 Nicolas Batum, France, Basketball
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    Nicolas Batum of France meets Aurelie and their 7 months old baby son Ayden Richard Batum following the men's basketball match between France and Serbia on day 5 of Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 10 Padraig Harrington, Ireland, Golf
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    Rio , Brazil - 11 August 2016; Padraig Harrington of Ireland with his son Patrick before his Round 1 of the Men's Strokeplay competition at the Olympic Golf Course, Barra de Tijuca, during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)
  • 11 William Reid Priddy, USA, Volleyball
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    William Reid Priddy celebrates with his daughter Scarlett after his team's victory over Mexico in the men's qualifying volleyball match at the Maracanazinho stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 15, 2016, during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
  • 12 Kimberly Rhode, USA, Shooting
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    Kimberly Rhode of the United States kisses her son Carter after winning the bronze medal in the women's skeet bronze medal match at Olympic Shooting Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 12, 2016.
  • 13 Daniel Narcisse, France, Handball
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    France's centre back Daniel Narcisse (R) speaks to his wife Emmanuelle and their son Noa after the men's preliminary round Group A handball match between Qatar and France during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Future Arena in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016.
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