Rio Olympics 2016 brought to a close on Sunday with a colourful ceremony at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The Rio games kept going for 17 days. In this event, over 10,900 athletes from 206 nations participated.
In this Olympics games, USA succeeded to stay at the top position in regard of grabbing the medals as it gained 121 medals, which comprise 38 bronzes, 37 silvers, and 46 golds. It is China that came at second position with 70 medals including 26 golds while Great Britain succeeded to gain the 3rd position with 67 medals including 27 golds.
Thomas Bach who is the IOC present made a declaration about the conclusion of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. He also thanked all the volunteers and said that their smiles had warmed their hearts.
Rio Organizing Committee’s president gave a speech in which he expressed his wish that 2020 Olympics Games might be lucky for the Tokyo. He told Thomas Bach to be a friend of Brazil and signed off.
The closing ceremony was celebrated with the Brazilian culture and customs, traditional song and dance, heckuva fireworks, and a flag ritual. It started at 8 PM according to the local time of the country. The next Olympics games are to be held in 2020 in Japan, so the governor of the Tokyo Yuriko Koike held the Olympic flag.
The closing ceremony was solemnised in the open air stadium. It rained steadily in the evening and athletes kept doing the parade and danced with the rain.
In this ceremony, listening to the Brazilian Anthem was one of the most pleasant moments. The anthem was sung by young singers with a choir of children. Singers were wearing illuminating costumes, and amazing visuals were also being played. National Anthems of Greece and Japan along with Kenya were also sung.
The closing ceremony has some memorable moments. Displaying of a cave painting on the floor of the stadium, running cartoons like Mario, displaying of a tunnel linking to Rio and Tokyo, and the entry of the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, were amazing.
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