The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games have ended with a moving ceremony at the Olympic Stadium.
The theme of the Closing Ceremony was “Harmonious Cacophony”, showing a variety of artists coming together in a chaotic nature to demonstrate their unique styles and rhythm.
During the ceremony International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Andrew Parsons and Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto gave speeches before the official closing of the Games.
A key part of the ceremony was the handing over of the games to Paris. During the handover part of the ceremony Paris 2024 held an artistic segment which included a dance put together by Sadeck Waff, featuring a team of 128 performers – of which 15 per cent were disabled.
Hip-hop artist Pone mixed and composed a musical performance with just his eyes, showing the capabilities of disabled people.
During his performance, Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet and French Paralympic medallists celebrated at the “Lives des Jeux” site Trocadéro Gardens.