Rio Olympics 2016: As it happened - Rio closing ceremony

Spectators sit in the rain at the closing ceremony inside Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photo / AP
Spectators sit in the rain at the closing ceremony inside Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photo / AP

Welcome to our live coverage of Rio 2016 the Brazilian city says goodbye to the Olympics.

While the build-up to Rio was dominated by fears over the Zika virus, concerns over health and safety and shock at the extreme poverty that the less fortunate experience in Rio de Janeiro, the Games went pretty smoothly with many great moments from the past 16 days.

The Maracana Stadium hosts the closing ceremony as Rio officially hands the Games over to 2020 hosts Tokyo.

We will bring you live updates across the course of the ceremony of everything you need to know.


- NZ Herald

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