Tokyo 2020 Closing Ceremony: Live Blog

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Volunteers stand as International Olympic Committee’s President Thomas Bach gives a speech during the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

TOKYO, Japan (BRPROUD) – Tokyo 2020 wraps up on Aug. 8 after 16 days of competition and now it’s time to say goodbye at the Closing Ceremony in the Olympic Stadium.

TOKYO 2020 COMES TO A CLOSE

Athletes gather in Olympic Stadium as they look back on their experience and celebrate the accomplishments made the last two weeks.

JONAS BROTHERS PERFORMANCE

As the Closing Ceremony kicks off, the Jonas Brothers perform their song “Remember This” in a video. Video cuts between the band performing and highlight moments from Tokyo 2020.

Flag fly during the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

ENTRANCE INTO OLYMPIC STADIUM

Each nation’s flag is carried into the staduim. Kara Winger, four-time Olympian, carries the flag for the United States.

Lights shine on athletes during the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

TOKYO MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

Tokyo muscians brought the sights and sounds of the city to the athletes in a series of performances. This was a way for atheletes who could not experience the city for themselves get a dose of Tokyo culture through song and dance.

Artists perform during the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

MEN’S & WOMEN’S MARATHON MEDALS AWARDED

Medals were awarded to the men’s and women’s marathon winners. American Molly Seidal was awarded bronze.

Gold medal winner for women’s marathon Peres Jepchirchir, center, of Kenya, stands with compatriot and silver medal winner Brigid Kosgei, left, and bronze medal winner Molly Seidel, of the United States, during the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

JAPANESE DANCE PERFORMANCE

A series of traditional Japanese dances takes place on the center stage. Each performance focuses on a different era in Japan’s long history. Japanese athletes familiar with the dances join in from the sidelines.

OLYMPIC ANTHEM

The Olympic anthem plays as Tomotaka Okamoto sings in a stunning performance.

Tomotaka Okamoto performs during the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

LOOKING FORWARD TO PARIS 2024

A promo video gives a glimpse into the next Summer Olympics in Paris. After the video, a crowd in Paris is seen wearing the country’s colors and cheering on as jets fly overhead the Eieffel Tower.

PARIS, FRANCE – AUGUST 08: French Elite acrobatic team Patrouille de France flyes over the Eiffel Tower during the Olympic Games handover ceremony on August 08, 2021 in Paris, France. On August 8, during the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, will officially receive the Olympic flag for the handover ceremony to mark Paris 2024 Olympic Games (July 26-August 11) and Paralympics (August 28-September 8). (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

CLOSING REMARKS

International Olympics Committee President Thomas Bach gives remarks during the Closing Ceremony. Bach cites the pandemic and tells athletes they give hope to millions people. He also thanked Japan for hosting.

OLYMPIC TORCH EXTINGUISHED

After a performance with Japanese children, the Olympic torch is extinguished. As the flames go out, a fireworks show ignites around the stadium. The word “Arigato” lights up inside the stadium, as Japan says thank you for Tokyo 2020.

Volunteers stand as International Olympic Committee’s President Thomas Bach gives a speech during the closing ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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