Closing ceremony ends 2020 Tokyo Games

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The Tokyo Olympics have ended with an upbeat ceremony in Japan’s capital.

Dame Valerie Adams was the New Zealand team’s flagbearer for the closing ceremony.

The stage looked sparse even as athletes marched in carrying their national flags. Many of the best-known athletes have already left Tokyo and were not able to attend the vent. Athletes were asked to fly home 48 hours after their final competition.

In all around 150 nations took part in the closing ceremony.

The ceremony included ska bands, football freestylers, breakdancers and BMX riders, created more made-for-TV memories, culminating in athletes thanking the people of Japan by making a heart gesture with their hands.

Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto, who appeared at seven Games as a speed skater and then a track cyclist, told the athletes: “There are no words to describe what you have achieved.

Check out the ceremony in the video below.

TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 08: General view during the Closing Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 08, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

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