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