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2016 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony

2016 Olympics Closing Ceremony Venue Map

2016 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony Venue Map
Description : Map showing location of the closing ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games will take place in the evening of Sunday 21 August in the Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Disclaimer

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  2016 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony: Dates, Start Time & TV Schedule  
Closing Ceremony DateAugust 21, 2016 (Sunday)
Closing Ceremony Start TimeBrazil (BRT) 6:00 PM
US (ET) 4:00 PM
India(IST) 2:30 AM
UK(GMT) 9:00 PM
Australia(EST) 8:00 AM (August 21)
VenueMaracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Stadium AddressAv. Pres. Castelo Branco, s/n - Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20271-130, Brazil
Capacity Apprx 80,000
Ticket Price€634.00 to €2,850.00
TV ChannelsNBC at 5:30 PM ET, Bravo, CNBC, Golf Channel, MSNBC, NBC Sports Network(NBDSN), NBC UNIVERSO(Spanish language, USA Network
Online Live and
Next Summer Olympics Host CityTokyo 2020, Japan

Rio Olympics Committee reveals details of the Closing Ceremony:

  • Ticket rates - R$200 (US$85) for category-E Tickets (only sold in Brazil) and R$3000 (US$1271) for category-A tickets
  • Tickets for the Rio Olympics closing ceremony can be purchased from the Rio official ticket offices and Rio Olympics official website
  • Rio de Janeiro carnival designer, Rosa Magalhaes would be the creative director of the ceremony
  • Programs include Olympics closing ceremony prayer and speeches by several members of the International Olympic Committee, hoisting of closing ceremony flags, parade of several nations and putting an end to the two week extravaganza by extinguishing the Olympic flame
  • It will be followed by announcement of Olympics closing ceremony by Joe Tolleson and the Olympic historian, David Wallechinsky
  • Official Olympics closing ceremony mascots include the 'Vinicius', named after the Vinicius de Moraes - the popular musician, who will be carrying design characters of mammals, representing Brazil’s wildlife. On the other hand, the mascot for Paralympics is a character named 'Tom'.
  • Performances by Adele, The Rolling Stones, Spice Girls and One Direction are expected to engage the audience in the stadium as well as viewers around the world via live telecast
  • Soon after that, the Olympic flag will be officially handed over to Yuriko Koike, the mayor of Tokyo; hosts to 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo
  • The Olympic closing ceremony DJ would include the Olympic closing ceremony bands played by numerous artists
  • At the end of closing ceremony, visitors would be allowed to collect Olympics closing ceremony playlist that includes the theme song of Olympics closing ceremony, that is “Soul & Heart” and Katy Perry’s “Rise”, which is the official Olympics song of NBC
  • International Pop sensation, Kygo would be performing a smash hit “Carry Me” in association with guest vocalist named Julia Michaels
  • A brand new Olympic Music Channel would be launched. It will have Kygo’s music as its main anthem
  • The ceremony that will go on for four hours would be live streamed via the official channels NBC and BBC (BBC One and BBC iPlayer)
  • BBC Sport will screen immersive 360-degree video live from the Maracana Stadium
  • The Interim president of Brazil won’t be attending the closing ceremony
  • Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might attend the Rio Olympics closing ceremony along with Tokyo’s newly elected governor
  • Army Secretary, Eric Fanning and Former Basketball player, Jason Collins would be attending the closing ceremony on behalf of US president Barak Obama
  • Brazilian football legend, Pele is expected to attend the closing ceremony
  • 16-year-old Canadian swimming sensation, Penny Oleksiak might be the flagbearer for Canada
  • Two Australian swimmers, Emma McKeon and Josh Palmer have been banned from attending the closing ceremony of 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Plus, a 2AM curfew has been imposed on all swimmers through the closing ceremony
  • The events’ main theme is Serra da Capivara - the national park, which is situated in the state of Piaui
  • One of Brazil’s best contemporary musicians, singer/composer Lenine would be performing at the ceremony

About 2016 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony

The countdown for the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has already begun and so is the curiosity of Olympic fans to watch their favourite athletes perform in front of their eyes. Besides the regular sports events in the Olympics, the opening and closing ceremonies are also much anticipated affairs.
In the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics, the venue chosen for the closing ceremony is the Maracanã Stadium that has a capacity to seat approximately 80,000 spectators. The closing ceremony will witness national anthems of three countries being played. These include Greece, which is the birthplace of the Olympic Games, Brazil, which is the host for the 2016 Summer Olympics, and Japan, which will host the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Just like the opening ceremony, the closing on August 21 will also feature a wide spectrum of performances by various artists.
Pele hopes to make Closing Ceremony for Rio Games

About the Venue

Built to serve as the flagship venue for the 1950 World Cup, Maracanã is officially called Estádio Mário Filho. The construction of the stadium began in 1948 and it was completed on June 16, 1950. Till 1966, the stadium was called Maracanã; however, it was renamed that year following the death of Mário Filho, a reputed Btazilian journalist. Still, it is referred to as Maracanã. Owned by the state of Rio de Janeiro, Maracanã was the biggest stadium in the world with a seating capacity of 200,000. However, it underwent refurbishment for almost three years and reopened in 2013 with a capacity of approximately 80,000.

How to reach Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro?

To reach the Maracanã Stadium, you have plenty of options to choose from. The International Airport Galeão is well-connected to other parts of the world. The stadium is also easily accessible by train and the metro. Maracanã station is a stop on Metro line 2. it can be reached from the Flamengo, Downtown Rio, and Botafoga areas. Another alternative is to take the commuter train from the Central do Brasil railway station. If you are traveling by train to Maracanã then take the one on the red Ramal Deodoro line.

Olympic Closing Ceremony Ticket Prices

You can buy tickets from the Authorized Ticket Reseller (ATR) in your region as listed in the official website of the Summer Olympics 2016, Rio de Janeiro. There is complete information available on the site right from the venue of the game to the actual pricing of tickets. The ticket cost for closing ceremony in Maracanã Stadium ranges from €634.00 to €2,850.00.

Olympic Closing Ceremony Protocol

The closing ceremony takes place in a stadium after all events have been completed. The flag bearers of the participating nations enter the stadium in single file. Behind them, the athletes march together, without distinction of nationality, and hence demonstrating their unity.

The President of the IOC and the President of the Organising Committee of the Olympic Games mount the podium. To the sounds of the Greek national anthem, the Greek flag is hoisted on the flagpole to the right. The flag of the host country is then hoisted on the central flagpole while its anthem is played. Finally, the flag of the host country of the next Olympic Games is hoisted on the left flagpole to the strains of its anthem.

The mayor of the host city joins the President of the IOC on the dais and returns to him the Olympic flag. The president of the IOC then entrusts it to the mayor of the host city of the next Olympic Games. This flag must be displayed in the latter city's main municipal building. After an address by the President of the OCOG, the President of the IOC gives the closing speech of the Olympic Games.

The Olympic flame is extinguished, and while the Olympic anthem is played, the Olympic flag is slowly lowered from the flagpole and carried out of the arena, followed by the flag bearers as a farewell song resounds.

Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.


Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

Last Update On : August 19, 2016

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