By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following sixteen days of competition which featured over 11,000 athletes from over two hundred countries and the historic Refugee Olympic team, the final event of the 2016 Rio Olympics Games, the Cerimônia de Encerramento (Closing Ceremony), took place in the iconic Maracanã stadium on the night of Sunday, August 21st.

Lasting a little under three hours, shorter than the Opening Ceremony's four-hour presentation, the event . . .

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