“A much better Rio de Janeiro after the Olympic Games” - Olympics

“History will talk about a Rio de Janeiro before and a much better Rio de Janeiro after the Olympic Games,” said International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach at the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio 2016. Indeed, a unique ...and more »

Rio bids the world a fond farewell - Olympics

In a style befitting the carnival traditions of the host city, the Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony opened in a blaze of colour and a musical backdrop of samba sounds, as dancers twisted and turned to form the outlines of a series of iconic Rio monuments and ...and more »

Final Rio medal count: USA nearly doubles total of closest country - CBSSports.com

The U.S. continues to dominate the Summer Games, as the Americans were all over the podium at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Team USA finished with a total of 121 medals -- 51 more than second-place China. That is the largest margin by any country in a ...and more »

Olympic Games complex, charismatic beast that cannot be stopped: Arthur - Toronto Star

These Rio Olympics worked. They creaked and groaned, but they worked. Like the human spirit they bank on, the Olympics are hard to break, and they stagger forward, filled with joy and heartbreak.and more »

Rio Olympics: Takeaways from closing ceremony and the final day of competition - CBS sports.com (blog)

You want the medal count, we got your medal count. Team USA nearly doubled the nation in second, Great Britain. Medal Tracker. Rio 2016. Country. Gold. Silver. Bronze. TOTAL. USA, 46, 37, 38, 121. GBR, 27, 23, 17, 67. CHN, 26, 18, 26, 70. RUS, 19, 18 ...and more »

From Rio 2016 to Tokyo 2020: Olympic drama moves on - The Guardian

Shinzo Abe's cameo as Super Mario at the Rio Olympics closing ceremony may have endeared him to the huge international audience, but his transformation was but a brief distraction from the serious business of putting on a spectacle in four years' time ...and more »

For Those Keeping Score, American Women Dominated in Rio - New York Times

The women's gymnastics team, led by four gold medals and a bronze by Simone Biles (No. 391), contributed to the United States' high medal count. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times. RIO DE JANEIRO — The very idea of a medal count might seem ...and more »

Diplomatica: Speaker for Brazil's ambassador says despite bad press, Games were a success - Ottawa Citizen

Carnival dancers perform during the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cameron Spencer / Getty Images. Share Adjust Comment Print. As Rio de Janeiro dismantles the ...and more »

Spirits high as rain falls on Rio closing ceremony - Toronto Star

Bright and colourful ceremony featured parade of nations, speeches by members of the IOC and a special showcase for Tokyo 2020. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: 0%. 0:00. Progress: 0%. 0:00. Progress: 0%.and more »

The 7 Greatest Moments of the Rio Olympics - TIME

When more than 11,000 athletes from 206 countries around the world come together, great things happen. But even among a sea of personal bests, unbelievable firsts and just plain wow moments, these seven (well, close enough) stood out: The Home Team.and more »