Rio 2016: Games officially closed in spectacular fashion


A colourful and entertaining closing ceremony brought an official end to the Rio Olympics on Sunday.

After more than a fortnight of thrilling action, the Games of the 31st Olympiad came to an end.

Athletes and entertainers packed the Maracana Stadium, which was greeted by pouring rain.

After hours of entertainment, IOC president Thomas Bach declared the Olympics officially closed.

It ended the spectacular action, which saw Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt stunningly complete his 'triple-triple'.

Americans Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky were the stars in the pool, while Simone Biles won four gymnastics gold medals.

Rio was not without its expected problems, but the athletes still managed to take centre stage.

Tokyo 2020 awaits.