South America’s first Olympics are over, safely and with a grandiose finale.
RIO DE JANEIRO: Shaking to samba and expressing a way of longing with uniquely Brazilian phrases, Olympians and followers stated goodbye to the Rio Video games with one final massive bash that was each revelatory and a sigh of aid.
The closing ceremony Sunday celebrated the sixteen-day spectacle that was the Rio Video games, which mixed quite a few highlights with ugly and even weird episodes that typically overshadowed competitors.
Whereas South America’s first Olympics are over, safely and with a grandiose finale, many issues stay. Nonetheless, Brazil confirmed Sunday it nonetheless undoubtedly is aware of the right way to social gathering.
“These have been marvelous Olympic Video games within the ‘marvelous metropolis’,” stated Worldwide Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach.
Whereas the stadium erupted in applause at that declaration, a couple of minutes later there have been boos of unhappiness when Bach introduced: “I declare the Video games of the XXXI Olympiad closed.”
Fireworks explode through the closing ceremony.— Reuters
Dancers carry out through the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Video games.— AFP
Performers participate within the closing ceremony.— Reuters
Brazilian singer Mariene de Castro performs through the closing ceremony.— Reuters
Dancers carry out through the closing ceremony.— AFP
Nicola White, second left, Sam Quek, centre, and Shona McCallin pose for pictures.— AP
Performers participate within the closing ceremony.—Reuters
Brazilian mannequin Izabel Goulart performs through the closing ceremony.—AFP
Fireworks explode in the course of the closing ceremony.— Reuters
Mild up footwear are held up in the course of the ceremony within the Maracana stadium.— AP
Athletes pose with dancers.— AP
This image exhibits an summary in the course of the closing ceremony.— AFP
Fireworks explode through the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Video games.— AFP
Individuals watch fireworks exploding over the Maracana stadium, from a terrace within the favela Mangueira.— AFP
Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe is seen on stage.— Reuters
Fireworks explode on the finish of the closing ceremony.— AFP
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