Rio Olympics Comes To A Close

The Rio Olympics ended with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, and the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo, Japan.

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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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