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WATCH: Middle East teams came, saw and conquered Rio Olympics

With the 2016 Olympics now at an end, MEE looks at all the best political controversies and sporting highlights

Middle East teams made a splash at the Olympics this year, with 663 athletes from 19 different countries all striving to secure a medal. 

In the end, Iran and Turkey came out ahead with eight medals each but the two-week games did not go off without incident with Lebanese, Syrian and Saudi delegates all causing a stir by refusing to play or share facilities with the Israeli team.