Río 2016 is over, the 31st Olympiad has ended;, the first Olympic Games held in South America is now history. The curtain fell on the global competition Sunday, August 21, with the closing ceremony taking place in the legendary Jornalista Mário Filho Stadium, or simply the Maracaná.
The Olympic torch was extinguished in this temple of Brazilian football, which since August 5 bore witness to multiple athletic achievements, while the Olympic flag was formally handed over to the governor of Tokyo, which will host the 2020 Games.
President of the Río 2016 Olympic Committee, Carlos Nuzman, praised the Brazilian city describing it as the best in the world and witness to the triumph of sport. “The Río Games will forever be remembered by the men and women who helped make it a reality. Thank you to all and good luck for Tokyo 2020,” he noted.