Well, that’s all folks! The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio will end on Aug. 21. But before everyone packs their bags and heads back to their native lands, comes the Closing Ceremony. Click here to watch the live stream of the bittersweet end to this year’s Olympics.
All good things must come to an end, and that includes the first Olympics in South America. After over two weeks of competition in Brazil between the world’s top athletes, the games will end on Aug. 21 with the traditional Closing Ceremony. The event will be broadcast from Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium on NBC at 8 P.M. EST/8 P.M. PST (on a one-hour delay from the actual ceremony). CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE CLOSING CEREMONY LIVE.
It will be so nice to see the athletes who have pushed their minds and bodies to the limit for 16 days, come together and celebrate their achievements. When we see gold, silver and bronze medalists — and even those who won’t be taking home a medal — stand beside one another to show their respect for the Games, it fills our hearts with pride. And we can’t wait to see what the Ceremony’s organizers have come up with for our viewing pleasure!
But don’t get your hopes up for a super flashy show. Just like the Opening Ceremony, the Closing Ceremony is expected to be more modest affair than those held at previous Olympics. A big highlight will be when we all look toward the future, as the Olympic flag is passed to the host of the next summer games. So once the Closing Ceremony is over who is down for booking a hotel room in Tokyo for 2020?
HollywoodLifers, will you be tuning in to the closing ceremonies? Are you sad that the 2016 Rio Olympics are over? Are you already excited for 2020? Let us know below!