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HIGHLIGHTS: SEA Games 2019 Closing Ceremonies

Dec 11, 2019 - 1:56 PM

It's time to celebrate the Southeast Asian athletes' feats as the curtains come down on the 2019 SEA Games

Surfing champ Roger Casogay named flag bearer in SEA Games 2019 closing

Dec 09, 2019 - 12:16 PM

After his inspiring story went viral, Roger Casogay earns the honor to lead the Philippine contingent in the 2019 SEA Games closing ceremonies

HEART OF A FILIPINO. Roger Casugay's story in the 2019 SEA Games exemplifies sportsmanship. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

After Clarkson, skater Margielyn Didal gets flag-bearer honor

Aug 30, 2018 - 2:49 PM

Gold medalist Margielyn Didal will lead the Philippine delegation in the 2018 Asian Games closing ceremonies

SKATER GIRL. Margielyn Didal's incredible Asian Games run has put a spotlight on Philippine skateboarding. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

WATCH: EXO, CL electrify fans in 2018 Winter Olympics closing ceremonies

Feb 26, 2018 - 2:24 PM

K-pop fans all over the world go wild over EXO and CL in the Winter Games finale

MAIN HIGHLIGHT. EXO's performance makes headlines in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremonies. Photo from Twitter (@weareoneexo)

Singapore's ASEAN 2018 chairmanship to focus on 'resilience and innovation'

Nov 15, 2017 - 11:46 AM

Lee calls ASEAN the 'lifeboat' of Southeast Asian countries

NEXT CHAIR. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addresses the closing ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, November 14, 2017. Photo from ASEAN Media Pool

Rio Paralympics end with music – and relief

Sep 19, 2016 - 3:45 PM

The famous Maracana football stadium was packed with the Paralympians themselves seated across the field as proceedings kicked off with fireworks

Athletes celebrate during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on September 18, 2016. Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP

Rio Paralympics stages final show in shadow of tragedy

Sep 18, 2016 - 7:08 PM

At the closing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro s Maracana football stadium Brazilian officials ware officially to hand over to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

LAST DAY. The Rio Paralympics comes to a close. Seen in the photo is Michelle Stilwell of Canada celebrating after winning the 100M T52 wheelchair race. CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP

IN PHOTOS: 2016 Palarong Pambansa comes to an end

Apr 17, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Take a look at the scenes from the 2016 Palarong Pambansa closing ceremony

BALLOONS EVERYWHERE. A student-athlete happily plays with balloons during the Palaro 2016 closing ceremony. Photo by Roy Secretario/ Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Palarong Pambansa 2015 closing ceremony

May 10, 2015 - 10:36 PM

See photos of the elaborate final event for Palarong Pambansa 2015

Men from the 10th Infantry Division go sky-high in thanking everyone for taking part in the best Palaro ever.

HIGHLIGHTS: Palarong Pambansa 2015 closing ceremony

May 09, 2015 - 2:45 PM

Livestream of the closing ceremony of the 2015 Palarong Pambansa

GRAND CEREMONY. The 2015 Palarong Pambansa is expected to have a grand closing ceremony. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

#London2012 ends with a party

Aug 13, 2012 - 5:59 PM

The Olympic stadium transformed into a giant karaoke room as 80 000 people sang along with some of Britain s music legends and stars

TWEETPIC FROM VICTORIA BECKHAM right after their London 2012 closing ceremony performance

Curtains close on the 2012 London Olympics

Aug 13, 2012 - 3:28 PM

Closing Ceremony is A Symphony of British Music

PHOTOS: Spice Girls reunite for London 2012 finale

Aug 13, 2012 - 6:51 AM

For one night only the Spice Girls were back together performing Spice Up Your World and Wannabe at the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics

USA leads standings as the Olympics close

Aug 13, 2012 - 4:24 AM

America s basketball Dream Team delivered Olympic gold on cue Sunday August 12 the United States basking in a golden glow as London prepared to bring down the curtain on the 2012 Games

HIGHLIGHTS: #London2012 Closing Ceremony

Aug 12, 2012 - 8:49 PM

Rappler s live blog of the closing ceremony of the XXX Olympiad

The Olympic flame is seen during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium in London on July 27, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIN THUILLIER