Paris 2024 begins the Olympic countdown after Tokyo closing ceremony
Ross Cullen in Paris
In the shadow of the world famous Eiffel Tower, the handover from Tokyo 2020 to Paris 2024 went as planned.
As is the tradition in Olympic closing ceremonies, a section of the event is reserved for the next host city to showcase a little of what sports fans can look forward to at the next games - including Breakdancing, which will make its first Olympic appearance in Paris.
The world sporting community has waved goodbye to the Tokyo Games and now all eyes turn to Paris and the 2024 Summer Games.
Because of the year's delay to Tokyo 2020 - caused by the coronavirus pandemic - there are now only three years until Paris 2024.
But there are only six months until the next Olympics as the 2022 Winter Games will be held in Beijing in February next year.