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Rio 2016: Ten of the greatest Olympians of all time - in pics

It is impossible to compare a rower with a swimmer or a sprinter, but these competitors are amongst the best to grace the Games

The Olympics offers the chance of sporting immortality, and this year at Rio more stars will be born across a range of disciplines.

With the action taking place across 28 different sports it is impossible to draw up a definitive list of the greatest ever Olympians, but here are ten sportsmen and women who lit up the Games and will forever be associated with the Greatest Show on Earth.

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