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Rio Olympics end with Maracana carnival

Rio Olympics end with Maracana carnival

The Rio Olympics ended with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, and the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo.

The colourful ceremony, lasting almost three hours, celebrated Brazil's arts and was held in a wet Maracana.

Among the highlights were Tokyo's impressive showcase and a vibrant carnival parade.

"These were a marvellous Olympics, in a marvellous city," said International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach.

"Over the last 16 days a united Brazil inspired the world, in difficult times for all of us, with its irresistible ...Details»

Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold medal

Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold medal

Usain Bolt ended his Olympic career by claiming an unprecedented 'triple triple' and his ninth gold as Jamaica won the ...Details»

Bolt wins 8 Olympic gold medal

Bolt wins 8 Olympic gold medal

Usain Bolt won the men's 200m to claim his second Rio 2016 gold, his eighth at an Olympics, and keep ...Details»

Female wrestler who won India's first Rio medal

Female wrestler who won India's first Rio medal

Female wrestler Sakshi Malik has delivered India its first medal of the 2016 Rio Games, sending a nation into ecstasy. ...Details»

Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt wins 100m gold, Justin Gatlin second

Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt wins 100m gold, Justin Gatlin second

Jamaica's Usain Bolt became the first athlete to win three Olympic 100m titles by beating American Justin Gatlin to gold ...Details»

Neymar scores as Brazil reach semi-finals

Neymar scores as Brazil reach semi-finals

Neymar scored his first goal of the Olympics as hosts Brazil beat Colombia 2-0 to reach the semi-finals of the ...Details»

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan stopped at US airport

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan stopped at US airport

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has expressed his disappointment at being "detained" by US authorities at Los Angeles International Airport.

It ...Details»

Mustafiz suffers shoulder injury again

Mustafiz suffers shoulder injury again

Sussex's Bangladeshi paceman Mustafizur Rahman is doubtful for Sunday's NatWest T20 Blast match against Gloucestershire as he has been suffering ...Details»

Four-star Mustafiz steals show

Four-star Mustafiz steals show

Bangladesh speedster Mustafizur Rahman bagged four wickets on his Natest T20 blast debut as his team Sussex Sharks clinched a ...Details»

Lionel Messi retires from international football

Lionel Messi retires from international football

Lionel Messi announced his retirement from international duty after missing in a penalty shootout as Argentina lost a fourth major ...Details»