As any good Latina knows, we can't get enough of all things nail-related: nail polishes, nail designs, nail art--you name it. And at this year's Summer Olympics, many of the Olympians--Latino or otherwise--are mixing their fashion sense with their athletics. Ryan Lochte showed us what he has done with some bling, but we're really obsessed with the women athletes' fondness for sporting colorful, patriotic designs on their nails: from British gold medalist Rebecca Adlington's Union Jack nails to Missy Franklin's American flag mani, and even Colombian swimmer Carolina Colorado Henao's pretty Colombian flag design (seen above!), we want to get into the spirit too!

We've found some of the best designs on the web so that you can recreate and join in on the celebration! All you need is a little imagination and this inspiration. 

Image via AP

Read more ¿Qué más? 10 coolest nail art designs EVER!

Which one of these are you going to try? Tell us in the comments below!

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Soccer fans

I know we're in the thick of the Olympics, but if you just can’t wait until Brazil’s 2014 World Cup, you can paint each nail not only to represent your favored Olympic teams, but mix it up with the flags of the soccer countries you’ll be rooting for in 2 years!

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About the author

Yuliana is the Assistant Managing Editor of Mamás Latinas and a new-ish mamá (as her son is almost a toddler, she can't claim new mami-hood anymore). She was born in Medellín, Colombia and raised in New Jersey.

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