All eyes are on Rio de Janeiro as South America's first ever Olympics take place in Brazil, but in the footballing world it is that time of year again.
The Premier League begins on Saturday and, as coverage of Arsenal and Manchester City's pre-season friendly illustrated on Sunday, the nation's appetite for the beautiful game has not been completely satisfied by Rio's sporting buffet.
Best thing about watching olympics are the commercials saying the Premier League starts next weekend.
-- selling_theta (@selling_theta) August 7, 2016
If only these spectacles could be appreciated at the same time and what if these Olympians were competing in the Premier League? Ponder no longer, sports fans.
Welcome to our guide to the Olympian dream team. In the interest of fairness and diversity, football is excluded and only one athlete is allowed per event and nation.
Divers should also not expect a place due to their talent for football's most maligned offence.
Can't say I'm bothered about the diving. But enough about the Premier League, back to the Olympics.
-- Robin Flavell (@RobinFlavell) August 9, 2016
Alison Cerutti, 30, beach volleyball, Brazil
Where else to start when talking about a Brazilian Olympics than beach volleyball?
Brazilian Alison Cerutti (a male player despite a forename reminiscent of aunties across the UK) leads the home nation's charge for Olympic medals along with his partner Bruno Schmidt. They play their last Pool A game tonight.
At over two metres tall and with a talent for blocking balls, Cerutti is perfectly adapted to life between the posts in England's top division.
-- Swatch Major Series (@SwatchMajors) May 5, 2016
Meng Suping, 27, weightlifting, China
For a centre back in the famously physical Premier League, there is no doubt strength can be everything.
Move over Rio Ferdinand and welcome Rio medal hopeful Meng Suping, word record holder in the clean and jerk over-75 kilo weight category with a lift of 193kg at China's national championships last year.
She will be competing for an Olympic medal on Sunday.
Looking at the amount the bar bends when she lifts, she looks pretty strong and could be a rock at the back for the Olympian team.
Pau Gasol, 36, basketball, Spain
As Per Mertesacker would probably agree, height can quite often be enough when it comes to keeping the goals out.
In Pau Gasol of Spain, we have a player of 2.13 metres and a six-time NBA all star.
-- FIBA (@FIBA) August 7, 2016
Although Spain lost their first game of the tournament 72-70 to Croatia, Gasol still managed over 20 points.
As Pep Guardiola's £47.5 million acquisition of John Stones attests, a defender with the ability to attack is a rare gem.
Mo Farah, 33, distance running, Great Britain
An easy one this. As anyone who has played as a full-back before will confirm, crossing is good, tackling is great but the main trait needed to succeed is stamina.
Great Britain has a pretty good guy for that.
-- Christopher Malenab (@chrismalenab) July 23, 2016
Already the double Olympic champion, Farah comes to Rio seeking to defend his crown in the 10,000m on August 14 and the 5,000m on Wednesday August 17.
For most people any human willing to consider running twice in a week is impressive, so this home-grown hero is freakishly astonishing and would eat up the turf on the Rio team's right flank.
Mijain Lopez, 33, Greco-Roman wrestling, Cuba
How often is it said that defenders should stay with their man? What better candidate to keep the opposition's wingers in their pocket then than a wrestler whose hands-on approach could halt even the Gareth Bales of this world.
Lopez is a five-time world champion and a two-time and current Olympic champion in the sport.
The Cuban, who carried his nation's flag at Rio's opening ceremony, defends his title on Monday August 15. All of the wrestling competition takes place on the same day, from qualification through to the final, so Lopez's stamina must be pretty good too.
-- Paula Nichols (@nichols_paula) July 11, 2015
Shannon Parry, 26, and Sharni Williams, 28, rugby sevens, Australia
A complete central midfielder should be able to pass, run with the ball, tackle and even grab the occasional goal.
In rugby sevens all of these traits are essential and at the moment Australia's women are smashing the competition, which is having its first appearance in the Olympics.
-- RUPA (@RugbyPlayersAus) August 6, 2016
The Aussies were favourites going into the Olympic tournament, having already won the 2015/16 world series, and pulled through to win the gold in a tight 24-17 final against New Zealand.
In a true example of the success of teamwork the Australian side were unconventionally captained by two co-captains in Shannon Parry (above left) and Sharni Williams (above right).
Conventions are there to be broken and so are our rules for the diversity of this team. So, like a modern day Roy Keane and Paul Scholes, it's Australia's Parry and Williams who will pull the strings in midfield for the Rio team and there's nothing you can do about it.
-- Women's Rugby Comp (@WomRugbyComp) August 9, 2016
Usain Bolt, 29, sprinting, Jamaica
This one hardly needs explaining. On the wing, lots of pace is nice. Bolt's 30th birthday is on the same day as the closing ceremony (August 21) which is nice as well.
The fastest man ever over 100m and 200m, and in the 4x100m relay with his Jamaican team, Bolt would make a mockery of any left back trying to mark him.
The superstar starts the defence of his Olympic golds on Sunday with the 100m final, assuming he passes the early rounds, at 2.25am on Sunday morning and has said this will be his final Olympic games.
Usain Bolt walking out of his press conference with a dancing entourage pic.twitter.com/6vm9mIlEBD
-- Rick Maese (@RickMaese) August 8, 2016
Gregory Bauge, 31, cycling track, France
Pace is needed on the left too and there is no doubt sprinters reach a blistering pace in the Rio Olympic Velodrome.
Despite a dominant display by Britain at London 2012, it is actually France who hold the top spot historically in the cycling medal tables for both men and women.
Watching Grégory Baugé wind up a sprint is like watching the space shuttle take off.
-- Caley Fretz (@CaleyFretz) August 8, 2016
Lately one of the most dominant sprinters is Gregory Bauge, a multiple and current world champion.
He will be out to make amends for being pipped to gold by Britain's Jason Kenny in the individual sprint and by the British team in the men's team sprint at London 2012.
He also looks a little bit like Frozone from The Incredibles in his leotard...
-- Gina Hackett (@GinaHackett) August 6, 2012
Simone Biles, 19, gymnastics, USA
Sometimes technique and agility are everything for a top forward.
While Brazil forward Neymar tries to pull his South American team through the Olympic football tournament, in the Olympic Arena it is the North American women who have been dominating the competition with their skill.
Team USA claimed all top three spots in qualification for the women's individuals gymnastics final, with Biles at the summit.
She also claimed first in qualification for the beam and vault and is clearly an all rounder capable of every trick and flick in the book.
@Andyrulezzz just imagining Simone Biles doing 8000 flips in a row resulting in a goal. It'd be like soccer x10.
-- Andyy (@Andyrulezzz) August 8, 2016
Ki Bo-Bae, 28, archery, South Korea
Finally, strikers also need a keen eye for scoring and in South Korea the dominant women's archery team is rarely off target.
They won the team archery gold in Rio's Sambadrome, with their only dropped points occurring in the final set, and have won every instance of the event since its introduction in 1988.
Ki Bo-Bae, a key member of the Korean team, is current world and Olympic champion in the individual event. She will be looking to make history by becoming the first woman to retain the Olympic title this Thursday.
As well as a prolific finisher, Ki could become quite a style icon in the English top-flight with her plaid under-bucket hat.
Ki Bo-Bae with the plaid under-bucket. South Korea Kliq pic.twitter.com/K4Uz6SuZnL
-- I Am A Free Man (@KoonGriffeyJr) August 9, 2016
Premier League verdict
They have pace, stamina, strength and skill in abundance. They have a dominant midfield pairing, a superstar on the wing and giants in defence. So where would the Rio all stars come in the Premier League?
Bottom of the table probably. They're against professional footballers in probably the toughest league in the world, what do you expect?
Okay, maybe they would nab a win at home to Burnley...
No offence, Burnley.