The closing ceremony of the 2021 Olympic Games

The ceremony can be seen here:

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On this occasion, the standard bearer was a single athlete, unlike the Apertura when Santiago Lange and Cecilia Carranza had the honors and the one chosen by Argentina was Ibarra, who announced his retirement from professional activity after completing the participation of the Argentine cast in the Olympic Games.

After a video in which images of the different competitions were projected, the Japanese flag was entered into the stadium, while then the national anthem of the Asian country sounded.

Then it was the turn of the flag bearers of the countries that participated in the Olympic Games, among which was Ibarra, and they were located in a circle in the center of the playing field surrounding a stage set up for the occasion.

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Later the delegations entered the venue and for Argentina the members of the volleyball team did, a team that won the bronze medal after beating Brazil, after which with a spectacular play of lights the logo of the Olympic rings was formed in gold over a blue-lit stadium.

Meanwhile, the event then featured a cultural show with local artists who performed their acting and dance performances with live music by the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra band.

Then a singer opened the second part of the show, while other artists juggled music from the Song of Joy and then the marathon trials were awarded.

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Since 1896 the awarding of the men’s marathon is held at the Closing Ceremony and the award went to the Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge, who received his gold medal while for the first time the winners of the discipline were awarded, which were the Kenyan Peres Jepchirchir, his compatriot Brigid Kosgei and the American Molly Seidel.

In addition, as part of the closing ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, a traditional Japanese tribute was held to honor the memory of the deceased.

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Then he performed the interpretation of La Marseillaise, the national anthem of France, because the next Olympic Games will be held in that country in three years with the city of Paris as host.

From the aforementioned French city, thousands of fans enjoyed the closing show that took place in Tokyo through a giant screen placed a few meters in front of the Eiffel Tower.

In this sense, the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, received the flag of the Olympic movement from the governess of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, with Thomas Bach – president of the International Olympic Committee – as a link, symbolizing the end of Tokyo and what will be Paris 2024.

Meanwhile, Thomas Bach was in charge of officially closing Tokyo 2020 and pointed out: “The time has come to mark the end of the most challenging trip such as Tokyo. I officially declare the thirty-second edition of the Games over. See you in Paris, thank you.” .

The central concept of Tokyo 2020 and, in particular, of the Closing Ceremony was the motto Worlds We Share which means “the worlds we share” and on the website of the Olympic Games they indicated that they provided “elements to reflect on the diversity and inclusion “.

“If we cannot be together, we can share the same moment, and this is something we will never forget. This is the key message by which we believe that we will create a Closing Ceremony that opens the doors to a brighter future,” they said at the Web.

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