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Rio Olympics: Pele congratulates Brazil on football gold

Rio Olympics: Pele congratulates Brazil on football gold

The Brazilian legend, who declined a request to participate in the Rio 2016 opening ceremony due to ill health, also praised organisers for a successful Games.

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.

Soccer great Pele to play no role at Rio Olympics 2016 closing ceremony

Soccer great Pele to play no role at Rio Olympics 2016 closing ceremony

Pele, 75, underwent hip surgery at the end of last year and has said his rehabilitation has been difficult.

Rio Olympics: Pele hopes to be at Rio closing ceremony

Rio Olympics: Pele hopes to be at Rio closing ceremony

Widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time, Pele -- real name Edson Arantes do Nascimento -- won three World Cups with Brazil.

Rio Olympics: Brazil legend Pele to skip lighting Olympic cauldron due to poor health

Rio Olympics: Brazil legend Pele to skip lighting Olympic cauldron due to poor health

"Right now I am not in physical condition to take part in the opening of the Olympics", said Pele.

Rio Games: Usain Bolt targets third sprint sweep to close Olympic chapter

Rio Games: Usain Bolt targets third sprint sweep to close Olympic chapter

Barring injury or mishap, Bolt will run in his ninth Olympic final in the relay at the Rio Olympic Stadium on Aug. 20, the day before he turns 30.

Brazil legend Pele marries for 3rd time

Brazil legend Pele marries for 3rd time

The 75-year-old Brazilian tied the knot with his 50-year-old Japanese fiancee Marcia Cibele Aoki.

Marriage at 75: Brazil legend Pele still got so much to give

Marriage at 75: Brazil legend Pele still got so much to give

This will be Pele's third marriage and the three-time World Cup winner has three children.

Pele urges Lionel Messi to reconsider leaving Argentine national team

Pele urges Lionel Messi to reconsider leaving Argentine national team

Messi, the 29-year-old forward of FC Barcelona and the Argentina squad, announced on June 26 his retirement from the national team.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the best at the moment: Pele

Cristiano Ronaldo is the best at the moment: Pele

The three-time World Cup winner said the lack of superstars in global football is not good for the game.

Lionel Messi lacks character to be a leader: Diego Maradona

Lionel Messi lacks character to be a leader: Diego Maradona

In his illustrious career, Messi has not been able to replicate his club form when he turned up for his country.

Old rivals Pele, Diego Maradona seek `peace`

Old rivals Pele, Diego Maradona seek `peace`

The 75-year-old Brazil great and 55-year-old Argentine legend even embraced during the five-a-side exhibition game.

Biggest auction in sports: Pele to sell off his entire football history

Biggest auction in sports: Pele to sell off his entire football history

Pele is the only player to win three World Cup winner`s medals, which are also up for sale and expected to net up to £140,000 each.

Football legend Pele to auction off medals, trophies and 1000-goal crown

Football legend Pele to auction off medals, trophies and 1000-goal crown

The auctions will be held in London from June 7-9 through Los Angeles based Julien's Auctions.

Legendary footballer Ronaldinho to grace India

Legendary footballer Ronaldinho to grace India

Ronaldinho will inaugurate the Nagjee International Club Tournament in Kozhikode.

Pele leads calls for change at top of Brazilian football

Pele leads calls for change at top of Brazilian football

Marco Polo Del Nero went before the Senate on Wednesday to defend himself against the accusations.

England great Gordon Banks reveals cancer diagnosis

England great Gordon Banks reveals cancer diagnosis

 England`s World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks is fighting kidney cancer for a second time, he revealed in a British newspaper interview published on Sunday.