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Get in the Olympic spirit with these awesome wallpapers

While most of us can be forgiven if we show our patriotism on the inside, but during the Olympics it's time to let the flags and face-paint fly... or, you could put an Olympic wallpaper on your phone to remind yourself to check out the results every now and then. Whether you're rooting for athletes you watch all year long or athletes you've never seen before (and never will again), the Olympics has something for everyone...

Let's just hope it's not Zika.

Olympic Flame

Light a torch...

While there have been many awesome Olympic flames over the years, the one in Vancouver remains my favorite. Even if it did mess up during the opening ceremony. We don't talk about that, though. Isn't it pretty? Does it light the fires of patriotism and athletic competition in your heart?

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Rio Olympics

Fantasy can be for real in Rio...

This stylized poster feels like ti could fit on your home screen long after the closing ceremony, with it's subtle rings and it's beautiful layers. With the moon and the stars, it kinda takes my breath away...

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Flags Collection from GaryckArntzen


Want to cheer on your country of choice? Well, they may not have every country, but these spattered flag wallpapers are messy enough for real life yet still easy enough to recognize instantly and stir some national pride within you! U! S! A! U! S! A! U! S! A! Oh, and the rest of the other countries. Go for gold!

Flags Collection from GaryckArntzen

The Olympic Pokeball by wazzy88

Pikachu takes the gold!

There's something about the Olympic motto that makes it feel like it's apply to Pokemon Training... Also, this beautiful lunar Pokeball looks like it's ready to hold the strongest Pokemon a country can find. Which Pokemon would you want to compete in Olympic events? I'm saying Manaphy for the 100M freestyle.

The Olympic Pokeball by wazzy88

2020 Olympics

Let's go, Tokyo!

The closing ceremony will be here before we know it, but never fear! There'll be another one in four years, and guess what?! NEXT ONE'S IN JAPAN! Pardon me for a moment as I squee at the idea of being able to both see an Olympics, take in the culture of Japan, and then pop over to Tokyo Disney and die of happiness at all of the magic in there. Well, it may be four years away, but it's never too early to start planning the trip of a lifetime, right?

2020 Olympics

Ara Wagoner is a Writer at Windows Central. She's addicted to music and video subscriptions. When she's not writing help and how-to's, she's running around Walt Disney World and singing show tunes. If you see her without headphones, RUN. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco.

  • Finding it hard to get in to the Rio Olympics. It doesn't seem to have the 'spark'. Stadia are empty and the atmosphere somewhat flat. Have the locals been priced out of it or are they just 'not in to it?' The only time you see a full stadium is for the football ( soccer to our cousins over the pond ). At some venues the number of media people outnumber the crowds. And that's before they get shot at. As for the wallpapers, nice. D/L a couple already.
  • Locals have been priced out. We can't afford to pay 600 bucks to watch ONE MATCH of anything. Also businesses in Rio are known for scamming tourists into buying a cup of tap water for 10 USD for example.
  • Off topic: I have update on my Lumia 950 XL. Downloading 10.0.10586.545 Do you have it too?
  • Why would I have a pokéball on my windows phone when they have treated our OS as lepers with their app!! Jog on!!
  • I've got a wallpaper of a Rio street mugging.
  • Two years, not four. The 2018 winter Olympics will be in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
  • Most of the world don't care about the Winter Olympics.
  • I'm Brazilian and I didn't like your zyka joke...
  • I'm in Texas and I foresee Zika getting into the local moquito population before what counts for winter in Texas comes in three months. The Rio Olympics have been blissfully mosquito-free so far, and considering the temps there, I don't foresee that changing, but there was always a chance.
  • Can we download the wallpaper within the app.
  • I remember standing in front of the Vancouver Cauldron sharing the dream:)  had line-ups for 4 days with people taking pictures holding my torch infront of the Cauldron:)