Rio 2016: Photos From the Final Weekend

Hundreds of photographers gathered in Rio to follow the action in the Olympic arenas, swimming pools, racetracks, and more. The final events wrapped up over the weekend, capped off by the Closing Cermony in Maracana Stadium on Sunday, and the handoff to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic Games. Today’s entry encompasses rhythmic gymnastics, wrestling, triathlon, mountain biking, canoe, modern pentathlon, soccer, the Closing Ceremony, and much more.

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