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Rio Olympics bid farewell as athletes sign-off with a colorful closing ceremony

Rio Olympics bid farewell as athletes sign-off with a colorful closing ceremony

United States of America topped the medals tally with 121 medals (46 Gold, 37 Silver, 38 Bronze), followed by Great Britain (27 23 17) and China (26 18 26).

Rio Olympics 2016 Closing Ceremony: As it happened..

Rio Olympics 2016 Closing Ceremony: As it happened..

The 2016 Games will formally see an end when the Olympic Flame, lit by Brazilian marathon runner Vanderlei de Lima, will be extinguished.

Rio Olympics 2016: All you need to know about Closing Ceremony

Rio Olympics 2016: All you need to know about Closing Ceremony

But the best part of any Olympics closing ceremony is athletes walking together, without any distinction or grouping by nationality in the Parade of Athletes.

Rio Olympics Closing ceremony – Day, Time, Venue, Live Streaming

Rio Olympics Closing ceremony – Day, Time, Venue, Live Streaming

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Olympic flag will be passed on to Tokyo, where the 2020 games will be held.

Christ the Sachin Tendulkar! Rio Olympics fever catches the Master Blaster – See what is he up to..

Christ the Sachin Tendulkar! Rio Olympics fever catches the Master Blaster – See what is he up to..

Sachin tweeted this picture of him standing under the Christ the Redeemer statue near Maracana Stadium.

2016 Olympics: Rio action starts in empty stadium as drugs storm rumbles

2016 Olympics: Rio action starts in empty stadium as drugs storm rumbles

There were just a few hundred spectators in the 60,000 Rio Olympic Stadium for the kickoff of the first of six games taking place across the country.

Rio Olympics: Michael Phelps to carry flag for US at opening ceremony

Rio Olympics: Michael Phelps to carry flag for US at opening ceremony

Friday`s opening ceremony takes place at the Maracana Stadium, the iconic Brazilian football cathedral which sits under the gaze of Rio`s iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue.

Rio Olympics: British athletes to snub opening ceremony at Maracana

Rio Olympics: British athletes to snub opening ceremony at Maracana

Britain's total team size at the Rio Olympics is of 366.

Rio 2016: Interesting facts you must know ahead of mega event

Rio Olympics 2016 will be held from Aug 5-21.

Rio 2016: Interesting facts you must know ahead of mega event

Rio Olympics 2016 will be held from Aug 5-21.

Mesut Ozil`s Olympic dream surprises Germany bosses

Mesut Ozil`s Olympic dream surprises Germany bosses

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has said he dreams of helping Germany win Olympic gold at Rio de Janeiro 2016 next year -- much to the surprise of the national side`s senior staff.

2016 Rio Olympics work to go on to last minute: Thomas Bach

2016 Rio Olympics work to go on to last minute: Thomas Bach

Workers will probably still be finishing the Olympic stadium when the Rio Games start in a year`s time, but IOC president Thomas Bach told AFP the world will still be "overwhelmed" by the event.

2016 Rio Olympics preparations racing ahead: Organizers

2016 Rio Olympics preparations racing ahead: Organizers

The organizers of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro said Thursday that preparations for the world`s biggest sporting event are racing ahead.

Neymar yet to reach physical peak: Clarence Seedorf

Neymar yet to reach physical peak: Clarence Seedorf

Former Dutch international midfielder Clarence Seedorf has praised the development of Barcelona forward Neymar and said the Brazilian is yet to reach his physical peak.

1.2 million Rio Olympic Games tickets sold

1.2 million Rio Olympic Games tickets sold

Brazilians have solicited some 1.2 million tickets for next year`s Rio Olympics a week after tickets went on sale, organizers said Tuesday.

Rio de Janerio 2016 releases Olympic event schedule

Rio de Janerio 2016 releases Olympic event schedule

The Rio 2016 Olympic organising committee on Tuesday released its daily competition schedule as the countdown to the Games hit the 500-day mark.

Neymar vows to help Brazil win Olympic gold in 2016

Neymar vows to help Brazil win Olympic gold in 2016

 Football superstar Neymar has vowed to end Brazil's Olympic gold duck by leading his nation to its first title on home soil in 2016.

A whole lot of love in Rio: nearly 4,000 tie the knot

A whole lot of love in Rio: nearly 4,000 tie the knot

It was Rio's biggest mass wedding: a total of 1,960 couples who exchanged vows in a hall next to the famous Maracana stadium.