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Russia Wins Gold at Rio Olympics

The flame for the 2016 Summer Olympics was extinguished in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, symbolizing the end of the Games.

Russia finished fourth on the medal table, behind the United States, Britain and China. Russian athletes took home 19 gold, 18 silver and 19 bronze medals.

"We all saw the level of competition over all sports was extremely high, with stunning performances from the athletes,” International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said Saturday.

The Paralympics Games begin on Sept. 7 in Rio, but the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has barred Russian athletes from competing. The ban followed a World Anti-Doping Agency report into systemic doping in Russian sport.

The next Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo, Japan.

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