As the closing ceremony rages on, some final stories need to be mentioned..
A Nearly Nude Protest. -And I thought these weird moments were over! When Mongolian wrestler Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran looked to have the 65kg freestyle wrestling bronze in hand, he started celebrating, But since he did not engage, this resulted in a penalty point to his opponent, Uzbekistani wrestler Ikhtiyor Navruzov, which gave him the bronze. This caused the whole crowd to rage and chant "MONGOLIA!" His coaches responded in protest by stripping down to their underwear. Their protest was denied as a result.
The US obliterates Serbia for the men's basketball gold -Despite having kept up with the US men's basketball team early, Serbia could not manage to keep up with the US. And since there is no mercy rule in basketball, they got creamed 110-84. This allowed the US to sweep both the men's and women's basketball tournaments at these games. Good job, guys!
Get in your seats already! -When the athletes and flag bearers were introduced for this closing ceremony (which US viewers can stream here), they are taking forever to get in their seats! Yeesh. Those Brazilians do know how to throw a party, though...
The Closing is better than the Opening -This Closing Ceremony has better choreography, better dancing, a more unique atmosphere, and an awesome way to throw a party! After the athletes got in their seats, this ceremony is rocking! And sure, things slowed down and got weird until..
Tokyo's epic intro -With references to Doraemon, Mario, Pac-Man, and the Japanese prime minister not taking himself too seriously with a Mario pipe entrance, Tokyo showed us it is totally ready for these next Summer Olympics in 2020!
The rains put out the cauldron -After some speeches and some performers that looked like bath puffs, the flame was extinguished using fake rain. Funny, since there was actual rain at Maracana during the ceremony!