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TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS WATCH AND FOLLOW LIVE - TEAM GB GRAB GYMNASTICS BRONZE AS SIMONE BILES PULLS OUT FOR USA

Paul Hassall
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Paul Hassall
Updated 08/08/2021 at 14:58 GMT

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16:00
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THAT'S ALL, FOLKS! And just like that, Tokyo 2020 is over! Thank you for following our live coverage on Eurosport and discovery+!
It's been fun - shall we do it all over again in three years' time?

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15:45
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'AN UNFORGETTABLE GAMES'! Team GB created countless historic moments at Tokyo 2020, where they matched their second-best ever medal tally!
Adam Peaty, Laura Kenny, Jason Kenny, Tom Daley, Giles Scott, Sky Brown, Max Whitlock... all heroes!
15:30
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MORE PYRO! There are some staples to Olympic opening and closing ceremonies, and fireworks are certainly one of them!
The others are drumming, dances, flags and speeches - and we had them all!
15:25
TOKYO 2020 CLOSING CEREMONY BRINGS OLYMPIC GAMES TO A SPECTACULAR END
15:15
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FLY THE FLAG! Despite suffering disappointment in the omnium earlier in the day, Laura Kenny was Team GB's flag bearer for the closing ceremony

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15:00
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GB REFLECTION! It was, as we have already referenced, a very successful Games for Tokyo 2020 as they matched the medal haul of London 2012!
Eurosport's Orla Chennaoui and Greg Rutherford spoke about GB's performance and which medal triumphs stood out!
14:45
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PASS THE BATON! The Olympic flag is taken down and passed to Paris who will host the next Summer Games in three years time!

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14:30
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ONLY THREE YEARS TO WAIT! Next up, it's the turn of Paris who will host the 2024 Olympic Games!
Will the three-year wait, rather than the usual four-year gap, persuade some athletes to try for another Games?
14:20
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BACH'S SPEECH! IOC president Thomas Bach spoke about the hope that Tokyo 2020 offered athletes and people around the world in these trying times!
"In these difficult times we are all living through, you give the world the most precious of gifts: hope," he said.
"For the first time since the pandemic began, the entire world came together. Sport returned to centre stage."

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14:15
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GAMES OVER! The Olympic flame has been extinguished at that brings to an end these incredible Games!
Of course, it's not quite the end of Tokyo 2020 - there's still the Paralympics to come!
14:10
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FLY-BY! This was the moment the French equivalent of the Red Arrows flew by the Eiffel Tower as Paris welcomed the Olympic Games handover!
Looking forward to this already!

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14:00
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THE GREATEST! Looking at something other than the Tokyo 2020 closing ceremony for just a moment...
Award-winning sports columnist Paul Hayward provides his verdict on Jason Kenny for Eurosport!
13:55
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TOKYO 2020 PRESIDENT SPEAKS! The president of Tokyo 2020, Hashimoto, is speaking to bring the curtain down on these Olympics!
"These Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are a testament to your strength, your power and your love for sport."
"No matter how difficult the situation, you were able to rise to the challenge and put a smile on everyone's face. Thanks to your support, we were able to overcome so many difficulties. Thank you very much."
13:50
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PARIS' TURN! There's a bit of a party happening in the French capital as Tokyo hands over the Olympics to Paris!
Paris 2024 promises to be quite the spectacle and it's only three years away!

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13:45
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OVER TO YOU, PARIS! The baton has been passed to Paris who will host the Olympics in just three years' time!
Paris has promised to bring the Games to a younger audience in 2024!
13:40
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HISTORY FOR GB! As referenced earlier in this live blog, this was another exceptionally successful Games for Team GB!
They matched their second best Olympic medal tally from London 2012!

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13:30
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OLYMPIC SPIRIT! Check this out - the Olympic spirit (at least a technologic representation of it) forms the Olympic rings in the sky!
This was so impressive we can only assume it was actual magic!
13:25
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RING RING! This was the scene with the iconic Olympic rings above the stadium earlier in the closing ceremony!
This event is really showing off the best of modern technology!
13:20
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DRUM LIKE YOU MEAN IT! Is it really an Olympic opening or closing ceremony if there's no drumming!
Just as well there's plenty of it, then!

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13:15
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NOD TO GREECE! You can't have an Olympics closing ceremony and not nod to Greece, the spiritual home of the Games, in some way!
The Greek flag is flying high above the National Olympic Stadium in Tokyo!