The closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio

• The closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio

The stadium "Maracana" in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 extinguished the fire XXXI Summer Olympic Games, which were held for the first time in South America. The closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio was held under the sign of the samba - a symbol of national identity Brazilians.

The closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio

Total has been played 306 sets of medals in 28 sports. The first place in the unofficial standings by a wide margin ranked US team - 121 medals (46 - gold). The Russians, as well as four years ago in London, finished in fourth place - 56 medals (19 gold, 18 silver and 19 bronze).

Interestingly, the Olympic team of Ukraine on the results of the competition in Rio de Janeiro set personal anti-record in the medal standings, winning the smallest number of awards during the existence of the country, taking just a 31st place in the ranking. Ukrainian athletes managed to win eleven medals, including gold - only two. Famous Ukrainian athletes believe that in a disaster for the country the outcome of the 2016 Olympics to blame the officials of the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

In the last days of the Olympics Russian rhythmic gymnastics team won the gold medal of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in group exercises. (Photo by Mike Blake | Reuters):

The closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio

27 world and 91 Olympic records were set for the Olympics. (Photo by Paul Robinson | Reuters):

The closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio

The closing ceremony of XXXI Summer Olympic Games held in the pouring rain.

The closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio

The participants of the pageant at the closing ceremony of the XXXI Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. As already mentioned, the closing ceremony of the Olympics in Rio was held under the sign of samba, August 21, 2016.

The closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio

The parade of athletes.

The closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio The closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio

Dance and song Be Brasil - in honor of the Olympic volunteers in Rio.

The closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio

The stadium "Maracana" in Rio de Janeiro were Japanese flags. What is it for? Just 4 years later the Olympics will be held in Japan.

The closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio

That's Shinzo Abe, the Japanese prime minister, quickly found himself in Brazil - just across the ground.

The closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio

members pageant. Again, the theme of the carnival on August 21, 2016. (Photo by David Goldman):

The closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio

On the "Maracanã" staged a branch of the famous Sambódromo: moving platforms, samba school, grand costumes. (Photo Vincent Thian):

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Huge parrots, which served as a platform for dancers samba, struck to the heart. (Photo by Natacha Pisarenko):

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The participants of the pageant. (Photo by Ezra Shaw):

The closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio

Athletes, participants of the show - this evening they were all mixed up, Rio de Janeiro, 21 August 2016. (Photo by David Goldman):

The closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio

And here they are, the last moments of a beautiful bowl of the Olympic flame. (Photo: Odd Andersen):

The closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio

The final fireworks over the "Maracanã", which was watched from the favelas of Rio. (Photo: Carl De Souza):

The closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio

In Rio closed the Olympic Games August 21, 2016. See you in Tokyo! (Photo by Pawel Kopczynski | Reuters):

The closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio