The Rio Olympics 2016 has already ended and its closing ceremony has indeed amazed their audience just like its opening event. So, for those who were not able to watch it live, we will give you the highlights of the event as well as where to watch its replay.
After more than two weeks of competition, the Olympics 2016 has reached its final curtain and there is nothing better to cap it but through a bunch of numbers from Brazil?s finest performers. It took place at the Maraca?a Stadium, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and here are its highlights.
The stadium was literally turned into a street carnival as the ceremony featured Brazil?s art, music, and dance. It also included the presentation of the landmarks Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain through human formations. Plus, prior to the athlete?s parade, there was a short moment offered for the late Brazilian actress Carmen Miranda.
Furthermore, the Rio Olympics 2016 closing ceremony presented all the medal-winning athletes before a rain shower put the Olympic flame off. Another commendable representation in there was the symbol of rebirth when a large tree sculpture was shown after the flame was extinguished.
The iconic passing of the Olympic flag was also featured in the event, where Rio mayor Eduardo Paes returned it to International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach before passing it to Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike. Lastly, the event was concluded with a confetti and a wonderful firework show.
Now, for those who have not watched it live, the ceremony is going to be aired again on NBC. At 11:35 p.m. Eastern Time, the highlights of the whole Olympics 2016 will be presented, and at 12:35 a.m. ET, the ceremony will air. Also, you can check nbcolympics.com if there is a replay of the event as they have aired all of the past Olympic events. For now, here are the highlights of Day 16, August 21:
There you have it! The highlights of the Rio Olympics 2016 closing ceremony. How about you? What are your favorite parts in the ceremony? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.