With the Tokyo Olympics winding down, Olympians have begun to head home, where many are being greeted at the airport by family and friends, crowds of cheering fans and some by parades and paparazzi.

Track start Isaiah Jewett returned home from the 2021 Tokyo Olympics to a hero’s welcome at LAX on … [+] Tuesday.

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For many Olympians, arriving home meant seeing their loved ones for the first time in weeks — spectators were banned from the Games due to the risk of spreading coronavirus, and Japan has barred entry from a long list of countries, so many athletes had to leave spouses, relatives and children at home while they traveled to Tokyo to compete.

Breakout stars like U.S. gold medal gymnast Suni Lee were met by hundreds of new and old fans alike at the airport after landing, while athletes from countries like Germany, Russia and Israel were welcomed home with confetti, flowers, champagne and even dancers.

The closing ceremony will take place on Sunday at 7 a.m. EST.

Gymnastics gold medal gymnast Suni Lee poses for a photo with Melanie Fortlius, who goes to her gym, … [+] after landing at the airport in Minneapolis from on Thursday.

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Fans greet Minnesota gymnasts Grace McCallum and Suni Lee as they land at the Minneapolis airport.

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Israeli gymnast Artem Dolgopyat (front-R) is welcomed by friends and family upon his arrival at Tel … [+] Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport.

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Tom Dean, a swimmer who won two gold medals, arrives at his homecoming party on on Monday in … [+] Maidenhead, England.

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German Olympians were greeted with confetti and cheers at the Frankfurt airport Thursday when they … [+] arrived home.

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German wrestler Frank Stäbler greets his best friend Fadi Mongi the Frankfurt airport in the evening … [+] after his return from Tokyo Tuesday after winning a bronze medal.

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German wrestler Aline Rotter-Focken returns home after the Olympics to Frankfurt on Thursday.

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Mete Gazoz of Turkey, gold medalist in men’s individual archery, speaks with press upon arriving at … [+] Istanbul International Airport in Istanbul on Monday.

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Olympians Neisi Dajomes, Tamara Salazar and Angie Palacios were celebrated during a welcome home … [+] event Atahualpa Olympic Stadium in Ecuador.

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Italian gymnast Vanessa Ferrari holds up her silver medal at the airport in Milan on Tuesday.

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Jewett greeted well-wishers at the Los Angeles airport.

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ROC gymnast Lilia Akhaimova arrived home after helping the women’s team win gold in the all-around … [+] team event at the Games in Tokyo.

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ROC gymnast Nikita Nagorny is welcomed at Sheremetyevo International Airport upon his arrival from … [+] Tokyo this week after bringing home a gold and bronze medal.

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ROC athlete Musa Yevloyev was welcomed at Sheremetyevo International Airport after winning a gold … [+] medal in wrestling in Tokyo.

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Slovenian road cycling gold medalist Primoz Roglic greets his fans after arriving at Ljubljana … [+] Airport this week.

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