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The details of the Tokyo Olympics’ closing ceremony are closely guarded before it begins. And the coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot. But based on the closing ceremonies of the recent past, we can still safely predict some of what we’ll see starting at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Unlike in the opening ceremony, when athletes march in by country, they file into the stadium en masse at the closing ceremony, symbolically indicating that we are all one people. It’s like one of the final rooms of the “It’s a Small World” ride at Disneyland. You will probably note that for the most part, the athletes come in roughly clustered by nation anyway.

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