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Rio 2016 Olympics declared closed, over to Tokyo 2020 now

IOC president Thomas Bach officially declared Rio 2016 Olympics closed after a very colourful closing ceremony.

By: Express Web Desk |
Updated: August 22, 2016 6:52:29 pm
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The 2016 edition of Olympic Games were declared closed by IOC chief Thomas Bach after a colourful closing ceremony at the iconic Maracana. The athletes were in celebratory mood and the rain didn’t affect their spirits. Great Britain, who finished as the second-best country with 67 medals, stole the show with their shoes flashing lights red, white and blue. For India, Sakshi Malik carried the tri-colour. The Indian contingent was placed 67th with just two medals – one silver and one bronze. This figure was less than the six medals – four bronze and two silvers – won at London 2012. Like 2012, USA ended on top and their medal haul improved from 103 to 121.

As it happened:

# The flame is distinguished, and the 16-day event is officially over!

# IOC president Thomas Bach declares Rio 2016 Olympics closed

# Thank you, to all the volunteers. Your smiles have warmed our hearts: Bach

# A passionate speech by president of Rio Organising Committee. He wishes Tokyo luck for 2020, and signs off by calling Thomas Bach, a friend of Brazil

# Prime Minister of Japan makes a super mario-like entrance. #Tokyo2020. Plenty of cartoons there – doreamon and super mario!

# Rio mayor waves the Olympics flag for one last time, hands it over to Bach who gives it Tokyo’s mayor

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# Tokyo governor and Thomas Bach on stage. Official handover for 2020 begins

# Loud cheer as the organising committee recognises the contribution of the volunteers. Athletes give them a rousing applause

# Galen Rupp awarded the bronze medal by Thomas Bach and Sebastian Coe. Silver goes to Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa. Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge with the GOLD MEDAL. Kenya won both men’s and women’s marathon

# Medal ceremony for the men’s marathon event about to get underway. The event was completed earlier in the day

# Focus now shifts from the stage to the main arena. A celebration of clay!

# Athletes take their seats and the show begins in Maracana. The rain continues, and so do the performances

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# Umbrellas out, layers on. Rain getting heavier now. No more a light drizzle. Athletes continue to enter the Maracana!

# There is some rain coming down but it’s not hampering the spirit of the athletes. Some are covered, while others don’t seem to care

# Great Britain up the swag quotient as their athletes sport shoes flashing lights – red, white and blue

# It’s taking time for all the athletes to take their spot because Maracana, the football stadium, has only one entry point

# Athletes dance, enjoy and celebrate. It’s not about competition right now, it’s about celebration – of triumph and struggle

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# China make their way out to the middle. Not a good outing for them as they lose the London second spot to Great Britain

# Athletes continue to march out and occupy the plastic chairs. The biggest party, and celebration, is about to get underway. Plenty of weird lights around? They aren’t effects but smart-phone leds. Almost every athlete has one hand glued to their phone

# Who is your pick? Bolt certainly stands tall with his ‘triple-triple’

# Performers line-up to depict Christ the Reedemer. Athletes continue with their march, plenty have entered and plenty still left

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# No team separation, athletes of different countries march together

# Athletes, with their phones out, march together to the middle. Everyone glued to their smart phones, recording all the moments

# Athletes enter the arena. Plenty of flags there, and the best-performing athletes do the honours. For India, it’s Sakshi Malik with the tri-colour

# Brazil national anthem enters the arena. 27 kids sing their national anthem. Very windy at the moment, kinds finding it difficult to hold on their hats

# Tribute to Brazil’s musical greats now. Soothing notes and the crowd is definitely enjoying their act

# Performers create the Olympic rings, with plenty of colour! Symbol of unity

# The handover from Rio to Tokyo – host of 2020 Games – is officially underway with a musical celebration of the 2016 edition

# The medals tally is sealed for Rio 2016 Olympics. Click here to find out where your team stands after all the competitions

# The ceremony begins with celebration of Rio’s fauna. Plenty of orange at the moment and some splendid work with light and music

# Maracana lit in shades of blue and it soon changes to a dash of orange as the countdown for curtains begins

# We are all in readiness for the closing ceremony. The medals tally has been confirmed, and USA lead with a haul of 121 medals. India are 67th with just two medals – one silver and bronze

Build Up

#Sakshi Malik to be Indian flagbearer at Rio 2016 Olympics closing

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Wrestler Sakshi Malik, who won India’s first medal in the Rio Olympics, was on Sunday announced as the country’s flagbearer at the Summer Games Closing Ceremony.

# When is Rio Olympics closing ceremony 2016, what time does it start in Indian time, live streaming online and live TV coverage

2016 Rio Olympics - Opening Ceremony - Maracana - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 05/08/2016. Fireworks over the Maracana stadium. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes With a seating capacity of at least 78,000, the opening ceremony saw more than 6,000 volunteers take part in the show. (Source: Reuters)

The Rio 2016 Olympics has finally reached its concluding stages as the closing ceremony is set to get underway on August 21, Sunday, in Rio. But Indian viewers will have to wait till Monday morning to witness the final moments of this year’s Olympics.

The closing ceremony will be held at the famous Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The stadium also held the Opening ceremony of the Rio Games. With a seating capacity of at least 80,000, the ceremony saw more than 6,000 volunteers take part in the show. After all the chaos, funding problems, and protests surrounding the Rio Games, Brazil managed to pull off an extravagant show on the opening day.

The closing ceremony promises to be no different.

The Rio organisers have kept the details of the closing ceremony a closely guarded secret. While fans expect that Rio would match up to London’s Closing ceremony where spice girls were part of show, the celebrity list to attend this year’s ceremony has been kept under the wraps.

Brazil’s football legend Pele, who didn’t participate in the opening ceremony, is expected to appear at the closing ceremony. Pele’s spokesman Pepito Fornos said: “He is walking with a cane. The problem is that if he sits in a chair you need a winch to get him out of it.

“His doctor thought it best that he continues physiotherapy, that he rests and we hope that he will be able to appear at the closing ceremony.”

The torch in Rio will be passed onto the holders of the next games in Tokyo 2020 before the fire is finally extinguished at this year’s Summer Games.

When is Rio Olympics closing ceremony 2016?

The closing ceremony is scheduled for August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. The ceremony will take place at the iconic and historic Maracana Stadium in Rio. The stadium has been used in the past for football finals including the 1950 World Cup final, 2013 Confederations Cup final and 2014 World Cup final. The venue can hold more than 75,000 people.

What time does Rio Olympics closing ceremony 2016 begin?

The closing ceremony is scheduled for 8 PM Brazil time on August 21. And India is eight and a half hours ahead of Brazil which makes it 04.30 AM IST (morning of August 22 or Monday) or 2300 GMT on August 22. The ceremony is expected to last four hours.

Which TV channel will do the live broadcast of Rio Olympics closing ceremony 2016 in India?

The broadcast rights for Rio Olympics is held by Star Sports in the Indian sub-continent. The network has dedicated its eight channels (SD and HD) to coverage of the mega event.

How do I watch online live streaming of Rio Olympics closing ceremony 2016 in India?

You can watch the live stream of the Rio Olympics on its digital content division Hotstar’s website.

# How to watch Rio Closing Ceremony 2016?

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, file photo, flames burn in the Olympic cauldron after being lit during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Rio Games officially end with a closing ceremony Sunday, Aug. 21. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File) Flames burn in the Olympic cauldron after being lit during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Source: AP)

The Rio 2016 Olympics has finally reached its concluding stages as the closing ceremony is set to get underway on August 21, Sunday, in Rio. But Indian viewers will have to wait till Monday morning to witness the final moments of this year’s Olympics.

The closing ceremony will be held at the famous Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The stadium also held the Opening ceremony of the Rio Games. With a seating capacity of at least 80,000, the ceremony saw more than 6,000 volunteers take part in the show. After all the chaos, funding problems, and protests surrounding the Rio Games, Brazil managed to pull off an extravagant show on the opening day.

The closing ceremony promises to be no different. For Indian television audience, the option is to tune into Star Sports or Star Sports HD.

If you’re keen on watching the ceremony online, there are options for that too. Star Sports is the official broadcaster of the Olympics in the Indian sub-continent and the biggie will be making good use of its website to broadcast the content, albeit slightly delayed, to the world at large. If you’ve got a streaming device handy such as a Google Chromecast or an Apple TV or any other devices, you can connect it to your TV and watch on a bigger display device too.

Other options include Star Sports’ digital arm Hotstar.com. But if you’re on the move, you can watch the Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony 2016 on the Hotstar App also.

Watch on YouTube

Another option is to go on YouTube and search for the opening ceremony. Then filter for “Live” and the service will only show content that is being broadcast live. You might have to weed out a few stray options, but one or the other news outlets are likely to broadcast the opening ceremony live or at least in bits.

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