The Closing Ceremony Of The Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, hit with a one-year delay due to the pandemic, concluded Sunday with a closing ceremony celebration that was both joyful and contemplative.
Athletes, masked and some donning the medals they won, filled the floor of the mostly empty Olympic Stadium, where they were met with a light show and musical performances from groups like the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra. The number of athletes present was smaller than usual, given the pandemic-related requirement that athletes return home shortly after their final competition.
At the end of the ceremony, the Olympic torch will go out and Tokyo will hand over its hosting duties to Paris, the next city to hold the Summer Olympics, in 2024.Because of the delay in mounting the Tokyo Games, it’ll be just six months before we start the Beijing Winter Olympics in February of 2022.
Athletes pose with their gold medals.
The Japanese flag is brought into the stadium.

A general view shows dancers and singer performing.

Athletes carrying nations’ flags walk past the Olympic flame as they enter the stadium during the closing ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Entertainers perform.

Performers sing the Japanese national anthem as the Olympic flag and Japan’s flag are raised.

The Japan and Olympic flags fly as country flags are carried in during the closing ceremony.

Japanese dancer Aoi Yamada performs a solo piece.

The Japanese dancer Aoi Yamada performs.

A drummer performs Japan’s Taiko drumming.

The Olympic flame is extinguished during the closing ceremony.

French aerial patrol ‘Patrouille de France’ fly over the fan village of The Trocadero set in front of The Eiffel Tower, in Paris on August 8, 2021 upon the transmission of the closing ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.