From The Associated Press:
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):
The last medals of the Rio Games have been presented.
During the first Olympic games in 1896, all of the medals were handed out on the last day. Now, only one event receives its medals at the Summer Games’ closing ceremonies – the men’s marathon.
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge won Sunday’s marathon in the time of 2 hours, 8 minutes and 44 seconds. Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia was second, and American Galen Rupp took bronze.
Earlier, the ceremony featured a video segment that highlighted the top moments of the games. Not surprisingly, Neymar received a thunderous reaction.
The crowd at Maracana Stadium roared when the striker’s image came on the screen. He kicked the Brazilians to gold one night earlier in the same arena – the crowning achievement of the Olympics for the host nation.
Rafaela Silva also won gold for Brazil in judo, and her success was also celebrated as well as many other athletes including Americans Michael Phelps and Simone Biles.
The lively music during the closing ceremony of the Rio Games is keeping spectators and athletes are their feet at Maracana Stadium.
Olympic athletes danced, smiled and took selifes as they entered the stadium Sunday night and walked around the arena’s floor during the flag procession.
DJs played lively music and some spectators got out of out their seats to dance – and do the “wave.”
The crowd also got to see performers shake it to frevo, a frenetic dance that, if it’s even possible, makes samba seem like a staid ballroom affair. Holding a small umbrella, the dancers …