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Updated 05/09/2021 at 13:37 GMT
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14:36
It's official - As the Paralympic torch dims it signals the end of the Tokyo 2020
Thanks for joining us for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, we hope you enjoyed the coverage!
The handover ceremony is complete, and the countdown to Paris 2024 is ON!

TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 05: The Olympic flame is seen closing at the end of the Closing Ceremony on day 12 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 05, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images for International

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14:26
I thought the handover to Paris was the best I've ever seen!
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, 11-time Paralympic gold medallist was impressed with the handover ceremony from Tokyo to Paris!

TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 05: Andrew Parsons, President of the International Paralympic Committee hands over the Paralympic flag to Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris during the Flag Handover Ceremony during the Closing Ceremony on day 12 of the Tokyo 2020 Paral

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14:12
It's like a celebration, we've been here, we've conquered!
Lauren Steadman reacts after an unforgettable Games and celebrative closing ceremony

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 29: Gold medalist Lauren Steadman of Team Great Britain reacts during the women's PTS5 Triathlon medal ceremony on day 5 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Odaiba Marine Park on August 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Alex Pant

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13:25
The Tokyo Stadium lights up the Tokyo sky as we bid farewell to Tokyo 2020!
12:49
There he is!
David Smith MBE is spotted in carrying the Great Britain flag, a proud moment for the Boccia gold medallist!
12:44
A historic Games for ParalympicsGB. There's been an incredible team spirit in Tokyo. It's been an incredible campaign!
ParalympicsGB's Chef de Mission Penny Briscoe reflects on a Games that saw GB medal in 18 events, and pick up gold in 12 of those!

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 05: ParalympicsGB Chef de Mission Penny Briscoe OBE poses for a photo during the ParalympicsGB team announcement for PyeongChang 2018 Alpine Skiing and Snowboard Team at The Snow Centre on January 5, 2018 in Hemel Hempst

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12:38
The Paralympic flame stays lit... for now
The Tokyo Stadium is absolutely buzzing!

TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 05: The Paralympic Flame is seen during the Closing Ceremony on day 12 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 05, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Koki Nagahama/Getty Images)

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12:30
This is how the Tokyo Stadium looks right now... Majestic!
12:25
I'm really chuffed and honoured. I'm there to represent all the athletes that have competed!
David Smith MBE has entered the stadium and is now carrying the flag of Great Britain at the Paralympics closing ceremony!
12:23
Here come the remaining nations...

TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 05: Abdellatif Baka flagbearer of of Team Algeria during the Closing Ceremony on day 12 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 05, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Koki Nagahama/Getty Images)

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12:19
The Japanese national anthem rings around the Tokyo Stadium as their national flag is hoisted up the central flag pole

TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 05: The national flag of Japan is raised during the Closing Ceremony on day 12 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 05, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

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12:17
ParalympicsGB in the building!

TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 05: Members of of Team Great Britain during the Closing Ceremony on day 12 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 05, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

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12:14
The Japanese flag is carried into the centre of the Tokyo Stadium by the first group of flag bearers

TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 05: The national flag of Japan is carried into the stadium by Tomoki Sato, Minobe Kasuyazu, Miyuki Yamada, Yamamoto Keiko, Motoki Iwakiri, Koike Sakura during the Closing Ceremony on day 12 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Ol

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12:00
CLOSING CEREMONY UNDERWAY
11:59
Lauren Steadman on a 'different' Paralympic Games...
It's a fantastic feeling and I feel very lucky to be here. It's been different Games and we've seen many athletes be emotional
Steadman won gold in the PTS5 with a finish of 1:04:46!

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 29: Lauren Steadman of Team Great Britain reacts as she crosses the finish line to win the gold medal in the women's PTS5 Triathlon on day 5 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Odaiba Marine Park on August 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

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11:50
It's a crazy journey! Sport has the power to change perceptions to change people's lives
Motivational words from 14-time Paralympic champion Lee Pearson on his Paralympic journey that saw him win three gold medals in Tokyo!

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 30: Gold medalist Lee Pearson of Team Great Britain poses for photographs during the Equestrian Dressage Individual Freestyle Test – Grade II medal ceremony on day 5 of the Tokyo Paralympic Games at Equestrian Park on August 30, 2021

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11:30
CLOSING CEREMONY: HERE WE GO
The closing ceremony is moments away, as we prepare to officially say goodbye to a memorable Tokyo 2020!

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 24: Fireworks explode during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 24, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

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11:29
Wow, what a Paralympics! There's been no shortage of celebrations, emotions, heartbreak and it's rained medals for ParalympicsGB!
Former Paralympic basketballer Ade Adepitan reacts to an unforgettable Paralympics for Great Britain!

British Paralympic basketball player Ade Adepitan carries the Olympic Flame over the Millenium Bridge, on July 26, 2012 one day before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW COWIE (Photo credit should read Andrew Cowie/AFP/GettyImage

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11:00
CLOSING CEREMONY BUILD-UP: 30-MINUTE WARNING
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games closing ceremony will get underway in half-an-hour!

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 27: A seating area remains empty during the group A wheelchair rugby match between Team Australia and Team Japan in Yoyogi National Stadium on day 3 of the Tokyo Paralympics on August 27, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo Metropolitan Gove

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10:52
They are the specialists in the bronze, the Great Britain men!
These were the scenes when ParalympicsGB secured their bronze medal in the men's wheelchair basketball, their fourth in six consecutive bronze medal matches!
They beat Spain 68-58 to secure GB's second place finish in the medal table