Clare Balding presents coverage as the festival of sport ends at Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Maracanã Stadium.

After the multi-media extravaganza that opened the Games, we can expect renowned directors Fernando Meirelles, Daniela Thomas and Andrucha Waddington to again use more imaginative technology to overcome budget restrictions.

The big hope for sport lovers is that Pelé, whose genius lit up this stadium so often, can make an appearance after pulling out of lighting the cauldron 16 days ago. As the Olympic flame starts its four-year march to Japan, Pokémon fans take note: Pikachu and co are rumoured to figure strongly in the Tokyo section of the ceremony…