The Rio Olympics ended with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, and the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo, Japan.
The colourful ceremony, lasting almost three hours, celebrated Brazil’s arts and was held in Maracana.
Among the highlights were Tokyo’s impressive showcase and a vibrant carnival parade.
Thomas Bach officially closed the Games of the 31st Olympiad after 16 days of competition, featuring 11,303 athletes from 206 nations and a refugee team.
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