Huge excitement and joy in Rio as host nation throw colorful party to end the 2016 Olympics, the competition took place as scheduled and there were no major security incidents if you don’t
count the one fabricated by American swimmers. “We did it. We made it. It was seven years of a lot of struggle and work, but it was worth it. Every minute. Organizing the Games in Rio was a challenge. A successful challenge.”

Rio marked the occasion with a joyful closing ceremony meant to celebrate a city and a people that defied predictions and pulled off a scaled-back Olympics amid economic and political turmoil. Carlos Nuzman, president of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee, said during the ceremony:

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