With the dust still settling in Rio from an opening ceremony spectacle, it was about time the sport got under way - and on the opening day of the 2016 Summer Olympics, it didn't disappoint.
Records tumbled, as did some favourites, with sport from all categories getting some deserved attention. Here, we look back at all the action from Day 1 of the Olympics.
- South Korea marched to a fifth team title as their men's team of Kim Woo-jin, Ku Bon-chan and Lee Seung-yun scored a 6-0 victory over the USA. En route to the nation's fifth team title, hitting the gold circle on six consecutive times helped them to maximum points in the first set.
- Australia picked up Bronze with a win over China, ending a run of two previous games without a medal in the sport.
- The stars of team USA reiterated their status as favourites with a 119-62 trouncing of China, with Kevin Durant leading the stats board with 25 points for a team overall 51.4% shooting. China had little response when they were compounded by defensive pressure, giving away 24 turnovers in the process.
- Australia shocked France 87-66 as Andrew Bogut lead them past who many believed were the only decent challenge to the Americans.
- In the women's, France were victorious however, with a win over Turkey, but hosts Brazil were beaten by 18 points by Australia.
- Team GB's Galai Yafai triumphed in the Men's Light Flyweight action, competing in the first Olympic bout without headgear since 1980.
- There was an early shock in the Men's Light Heavyweight fights, with professional and former world champion Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam crashing outin the very first round to Brazilian Michel Borges.
- Lawrence Okolie provided more hope for Britain in the heavy category, with a win over Igor Pawel Jakubowski.
- Greg van Avermaet pulled off a stunning victory in the dramatic men's road race, beating Jakob Fuglsang to the finish line after Italy's Vincenzo Nibali crashed on a descent when he had the lead. Tour de France Champion Chris Froome was unable to pose a threat while compatriot Geraint Thomas was also set back in a crash.
- William Fox-Pitt topped the standings of day 1 after a score of 37 in the individual Eventing competition. After being sidelined and put in an induced coma after a serious head injury in October, it was a miraculous story for the Brit.
- Emese Szasz took home the first Fencing gold medal in the Women's Épée Individual, topping Rossella Fiamingo 15-13 in a thrilling finale.
- Carli Lloyd guided the United States' Women's football team to a narrow win over France as they held on after she swept home into an open net when keeper Sarah Bouhaddi parried it into her path.
- Janine Beckie bagged a double as Canada toppled Zimbabwe 3-1, while Germany and Australia settled the score with 2 goals apiece.
- Brazil's women showed no mercy to Sweden as they put 5 past them in the last event of the day.
- 2012 champions China booked their spot in the final of the men's team event while Britain and USA also followed suit.
- The day's play was overshadowed by a horrific leg break injury sustained by Samir Ait Said after a bad landing during vault qualification.
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- Ana Paula Rodrigues scored 12 goals as hosts Brazil got their campaign up and running with a win over the reinging champions Norway, eventually winning 31-28.
- In Group A, Spain defeated Montegro, while Russia and France were both victorious in Group B.
- Great Britain's men were outdone by Belgium while Spain crushed the hosts with a 7-0 win over Brazil, and ending Group A's proceedings was a continental affair which saw Australia edge New Zealand.
- India and Germany were victorious in Group B, while Argentina and Netherlands played to a draw.
- Team USA's women scraped by Argentina, 2-1.
- Goals from Lily Owsley and Alex Danson helped Team GB to the comeback over Australia.
- Argentina's Paula Pareto got off the mark with judo as she took home gold in the 48kg competition, overcoming Bokyeong Jeong in the final.
- In the men's 60kg tournament, Russia's Beslan Mudranov brought a first-placed finish to quell the controversy around his nation with a waza-ari.
- Rio's set up was once again brought under heavy fire as the open waters resulted in windy conditions which lead to the capsizing of a Serbian boat leaving the athletes floating in the water.
- Defending Olympic champions Eric Murray and Hamish Bond were victorious in the final heat, while Serbia's capsizing surrendered them of a quarter-final spot.
- Rugby Sevens made its Olympic debut and the women took to the stage first, with Australia and New Zealand staying true to their heritage with dominant victories.
- Team GB started off perfectly with wins over the hosts Brazil and Japan.
- USA teenager Virginia Thrasher took home the first gold medal of the games, fending off Du Li with a record final round score of 208 in the women's 10m air rifle final.
- Xuan Vinh Hoang captured Vietnam's first ever Olympic gold medal in the 10m air pistol final, edging Almeida Wu by a score of 0.4 to mark a historic moment for his country.
- Kosuke Hagino won the first pool medal with a 400m medley victory.
- Mack Horton saved his time to break ahead and win the 400m mens' freestyle bringing gold to the Aussies.
- Hungary's Hosszu smashed the record in the women's 400m individual medley final with a sensational swim.
- The final medal of the Olympic day was awarded to Australia's team, winning the women's 4 x 100m relay and also breaking a record in the process.
- Kanak Jha made history despite getting eliminated in the first round, becoming the youngest ever table tennis athlete at 16 years old.
- Team GB's Paul's Drinkhall got through his first round game with ease.
- Kei Nishikori ddefeated Ramos-Vinolas in straight sets while Tsonga came from a set down to narrowly get by Malek Jaziri.
- Venus Williams suffered a shock first round exit against Belgian Kristen Flipkens after three hard-fought contests.
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- The Copacabana Beach packed with attendance figures through the roof for the sport.
- Italian beach volleyballer Adrian Carambula served a 30-metre "skyball" serve in the opening game of the tournament.
- Brazil's Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas help to top Czech Republic.
- Serbia and Hungary shared the spoils in a 13-13 thriller while hosts Brazil managed to edge Australia in the more funner-looking sports in the games.
- Thailand's Sopita Tanasan's total of 200 kg (92kg snatch, 108kg lift) gave her the first weightlifting gold in her Olympic debut.
- Sri Wahuni Agustiani finished second when her attempts to salvage gold with a 115kg lift fell short.
The Rio Roundup is a special daily article series for the Rio 2016 Olympics, providing the latest action after each day of the games. More Rio Roundup articles can be found here.