Ah, the Olympics...the time of year when the greatest athletes on Earth gather together to compete for glory, their country, and a chance to take a dip in some gnarly water? We'll definitely be tuning into the Rio games, but to be honest, we'll also be cheering for the pups who are competing for the athletes' hearts (and ours) back at home. They might not be the fastest or strongest, but they certainly deserve medals for being the most adorable:
Swimmer Ryan Lochte's Frenchie Yeezy
We think Yeezy deserves a medal for not chewing his kicks.
Soccer player Alex Morgan's Dog Blue
The gold for most attentive pup goes to Blue, for sticking out the whole 90 minutes of the game with only half falling asleep.
Gymnast Jake Dalton's Lab Mix Chesney
Probably won't be winning even a bronze for best selfie, but we're sure he'll get more practice during the games.
Swimmer Michael Phelps' Bulldog Herman
Definitely the most well-rested dog in the bunch.
Tennis Player Serena Williams' Yorkie Chip
Chip wins at guarding his human while she sleeps (after a match she's won, no doubt.)
Swimmer Conor Dwyer's Bullmastiff Biggie
Biggie came in first for who can chill on the couch longest. It was actually a pretty tough competition.
Gymnast Aly Raisman's Maltipoo Gibson
This guy gets the most patriotic fan award.
Swimmer Dana Volmer's Bulldog Mallie
Sharing is the only way to win (and steal our hearts) when it comes to Volmer's pup and her adorable baby boy.
Soccer Goalie Hope Solo's Doberman Onyx
Onyx deserves something for his incredible self-restraint with those eggs.
Basketball Player Kevin Durant's Bulldog Zozo
Zozo might not be able to dunk, but she can definitely give KD a good stare-down.