Sunday, May 15, 2016
Press Release - International Olympic Committee
As a result of Chinese troops taking control of the Maracana stadium, the IOC have chosen to move the Closing Ceremonies to the Estádio Olímpico João Havelange. Only delegations that have not been involved with violence over the course of the Olympic Games may participate in the closing ceremonies. The following delegations are banned from attendance: China, Germany, Russia, Venezuela, Brazil. Nationals from the aforementioned states may attend the ceremonies but not government officials, armed troops, or olympiads. All IOC security forces will be in attendance for the closing ceremonies.