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Rio Olympics 2016: Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo

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Fireworks went off over the Maracana as Rio said farewell to the Games



The Rio Olympics ended with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, and the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo.

The colourful ceremony, lasting almost three hours, celebrated Brazil's arts and was held in a wet Maracana.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Germany beat Sweden to win women's football gold

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Germany beat Sweden to football gold




Germany won women's Olympic football gold for the first time with a 2-1 victory over Sweden in the final in Rio.

Dzsenifer Marozsan put Germany ahead at the Maracana with a curling finish, and Sweden's Linda Sembrant gifted them a second by scoring an own goal after Marozsan's free-kick hit a post.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold as Jamaica take 4x100m relay

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Usain Bolt is undefeated in Olympic finals



Usain Bolt ended his Olympic career by claiming an unprecedented 'triple triple' and his ninth gold as Jamaica won the 4x100m relay final in Rio.

Bolt, 29, had won the 100m and 200m in Rio and is the only man to win all three sprint events at three Games.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt reaches men's 200m final but Justin Gatlin out

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De Grasse and Bolt enjoyed a moment of fun as they crossed the line



Usain Bolt ran his fastest time of the season to win his Olympic 200m semi-final in 19.78 seconds as Justin Gatlin missed out on a place in the final.

Jamaica's Bolt has already won the 100m and is now aiming for an eighth Olympic gold by retaining his 200m title.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Indonesia's Natsir and Ahmad win badminton mixed doubles

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Tontowi Ahmad (left) and Liliyana Natsir - Natsir won a mixed-doubles silver at Beijing 2008



Liliyana Natsir and Tontowi Ahmad of Indonesia beat Malaysia's Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon to claim gold in badminton's mixed doubles.

The Indonesians were always comfortably ahead, winning 21-4 21-12.

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