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Live Reporting

Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

  1. Sayonara!

    Fireworks explode over the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo

    For so long we didn't think Tokyo 2020 would happen. But it did and, boy, has it been enjoyable.

    After all the uncertainty, doubt, anger and scepticism from many - including plenty of the Japanese people - the first postponed Olympic Games went ahead to the relief of many.

    Some will still have reservations about its success, but for others there have been highs and lows, thrills and spills, golden moments which they will remember forever.

    We've shared these moments together and we'll remember them forever. Cue BBC montage...

  2. Tokyo concludes with upbeat closing ceremony

    Tokyo 2020 closing ceremony

    Entertainers perform during the closing ceremony

    Only just joining us? Where have you been?!

    But if you are late out of the blocks, here is what you have missed...

    The Tokyo Olympics, postponed and played out behind closed doors because of the Covid pandemic, concluded with an upbeat ceremony in Japan's capital.

    The Games took place without spectators and athletes were barred from venturing outside the Olympic village.

    Their staging has faced local opposition and around 30 protestors jostled with police at the National Stadium before the closing ceremony.

    However, other locals have braved heat and warnings to watch events from afar.

    Read our full report from the closing ceremony here.

  3. Some dates for your diary...

    The Paralympics opening ceremony is on Tuesday, 24 August.

    The Winter Olympics kicks off in Beijing on 4 February, 2022.

    The next Summer Olympics - Paris 2024 - will run from 26 July to 11 August.

  4. Vote - what was your favourite GB moment?

    Team GB enjoyed another memorable and hugely successful Olympic Games at Tokyo 2020 but what was your favourite moment?

    We've drawn up a shortlist of 16 from the 65 British medals won - make your choice from the selection on the right of this page or by clicking the 'vote' tab if you're on mobile.

  5. Team GB match London 2012 medal haul

    Team GB matched their medal total from London 2012 on the final day of the Tokyo Games.

    Track cyclist Jason Kenny's historic gold moved GB up to 64 medals on Sunday, hours before boxer Lauren Price won gold in the middleweight final.

    That puts Britain on 65 medals - equalling their performance as hosts nine years ago and making Tokyo their second-most successful overseas Olympics after Rio 2016.

    They claimed 22 golds, 21 silvers and 22 bronze medals in Japan.

    Tokyo 2020 medal table
  6. Post update

    Talking of numbers, here is how Great Britain have fared over the past fortnight in terms of the only currency that counts at the Olympics...

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    The gathered athletes fill the Tokyo night sky with a rousing round of applause as the ceremony - and a memorable Games - comes to a close.

    The lights come on like its 2am in your local nightclub, without the boozy staggering outside.

    They could be some loitering outside the exit in the hope of some number-swapping though...

  8. Post update

    Tokyo 2020 closing ceremony

    Andrew Cotter

    Closing ceremony commentator on BBC TV

    The flame goes out. Thank you, Tokyo.

    We look ahead to the Paralympic Games which begin in two weeks' time.

    The Tokyo cauldron flame is extinguised
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    But wait! It's not all over yet.

    For the first time in history, the Olympic closing ceremony has a prelude to the Paralympic Games.

    This is to highlight how the Olympics will lead into the Paralympics and are not the end of Tokyo 2020.

    The Paralympic Games, of course, begin on 24 August with extensive digital and radio coverage right here on the BBC Sport website.

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    The flame finally disappears. The woman and the children curl their hands into a ball as the moon replaces the sun and the lights go out on Tokyo 2020.

    "The movement is suggestive of a prayer and alludes to how each and every one of us in the world similarly wishes for peace, prays for the souls of those who are no longer with us, and feels gratitude," say the organisers.

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    Tokyo 2020 closing ceremony

    Hazel Irvine

    Presenter on BBC TV

    The cauldron which was the sun becomes the moon, to the strains of Clair de Lune.

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    Tokyo 2020 closing ceremony

    Andrew Cotter

    Closing ceremony commentator on BBC TV

    Now we lead to the extinguishing of the Olympic flame. This is the second Olympics to be held in Tokyo so we look back over the years to these Games taking place.

    Each line of the song is about a different constellation and the woman singing to the children is passing on her legacy to different generations.

  13. Post update

    The Olympic flame, which burned brightly throughout the 17 days of the Games, is set to be extinguished.

    And that, my friends, will be us saying sayonara to the Tokyo Games.

    A woman and a group of children appear in the National Stadium, making for a symbolic scene for Tokyo, which is hosting the Games for the second time and will be transitioned to the next generation.

    Performers during closing ceremony
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    Reckon we've got about 10 minutes to go in this tear-jerker Japanese/French arthouse film.

  15. 'We did it together'

    Tokyo 2020 closing ceremony

    The first postponed Olympic Games were only made a reality because of "the unified and powerful support of so many", says IOC president Thomas Bach.

    "This is why our thanks and appreciation go to the Japanese authorities who have stood by our side with the athletes," he said.

    "Our heartfelt gratitude goes to Organising Committee and the thousands of volunteers who have demonstrated such determination and dedication in these challenging times.

    "The billions of people around the globe who followed these Olympic Games admired Japanese for what they have achieved.

    "We did it together. We did for the athletes."

    IOC president Thomas Bach
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    "I declare the Games closed," are the final words of Bach in English.

    Impressive switching between English, Japanese and French from the German. Bravo.

  17. Post update

    With the athletes gathered in front of the stage, Bach uses the opportunity to congratulate them on their performances and then starts on a list of 'thank yous'. That is longer than that of a groom at a wedding.

    "We did it - together!" he tells the recipients.

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    Next up in front of the microphone is Thomas Bach, the IOC president.

    Did you know he is a former Olympic champion? He doesn't mention it much.

    If you didn't, the German won a gold medal in fencing (team foil) at the 1976 Games in Montreal.

  19. 'Games have inspired us and given us courage"

    Tokyo 2020 closing ceremony

    Seiko Hashimoto pays tribute to the thousands of athletes, coaches and volunteers who have made a "difficult" and "challenging" event possible.

    "The athletic events of the past 17 days have inspired us, given us courage, and shown us hopes for the future," says Hashimoto.

    "I would like to express my feelings of gratitude and respect to all the athletes, and to everyone else who overcame so many difficulties to so thoroughly prepare for these Games and deliver their absolute best performances."

  20. Post update

    Back to Tokyo then.

    Seiko Hashimoto, president of the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, addresses the athletes and the viewers from the stage in the middle of the Olympic Stadium.

    Before entering politics, Hashimoto competed at seven Olympic Games, both as a track cyclist and a speed skater at the 1992 summer and winter Olympic Games.

    After moving into politics in 1995, she has held positions such as Minister of State for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, and Minister for Women’s Empowerment.