For most professional athletes, victories in the world's most prestigious events are few and far between — if they ever happen at all. With the Olympics rolling around only once every four years, a win at the Games is truly a rare gem.
Understandably, athletes hit the emotional roof when they win at the Games. In the photo gallery at the right, we look back at the reactions of riders to grabbing Olympic gold. For context, we also included a few images of athletes from other sports in the throws of their celebrations.
Which celebration shot do you most enjoy? Did we miss any good shots in our gallery?