The Olympic Closing Ceremony
At the 1956 Closing Ceremony, athletes marched for the first time, with all nations entering the stadium as one following a suggestion by Australian teenager John Wing.
- The song that ended the closing ceremony at the 1956 games was 'Will
Ye No Come Back Again?'
- The first time an Olympic Flag handover took place was at the 180 Moscow Games. However, because the United States had boycotted the Games in protest at the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Los Angeles flag, rather than the American flag, was raised to symbolize the next host city. Also, the Olympic flag was handed over to IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch, rather than LA Mayor Thomas Bradley.