Paris mayor receives Olympic flag for 2024 Games

Tokyo Olympics Closing Ceremony Live: Paris' mayor Anne Hidalgo waves the Olympic flag. - AFP
Tokyo Olympics Closing Ceremony Live: Paris' mayor Anne Hidalgo waves the Olympic flag. - AFP

The Olympic flag was passed to Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo for the 2024 Games at the Tokyo closing ceremony on Sunday.

Hidalgo waved the flag, decorated with the five Olympic rings after she received it from International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach.

The closing ceremony for the Tokyo 2020 Games began in a nearly empty Olympic Stadium on Sunday, at the end of a 16-day event held under strict anti-coronavirus conditions.

The festivities began in front of VIPs after the Japanese flag was raised at the 68,000-seat venue, where fans are barred to prevent infections. Wrestler Bajrang Punia led the Indian contingent out during the parade of athletes during the closing ceremony of Tokyo 2020.

AFP

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