Olympics | Arigato Tokyo, Bosho Paris; The Olympics are flagged off in Tokyo

Sports 2021-08-08

newsteamz_Olympics | Arigato Tokyo, Bosho Paris; The Olympics are flagged off in Tokyo
  • The flag is hoisted on the soil of Tokyo for the Olympics, which has become a beacon of hope for the people of the world caught up in the Covid crisis.

  • The sports world thanks to the city of Tokyo and the country of Japan for their majestic portrayal of the sport in the midst of the epidemic.

  • The curtain fell on the Olympics in Tokyo, which broke the stage for about three weeks with strict restrictions during the Covid epidemic.

The flag is hoisted on the soil of Tokyo for the Olympics, which has become a beacon of hope for the people of the world caught up in the Covid crisis. The sports world thanks to the city of Tokyo and the country of Japan for their majestic portrayal of the sport in the midst of the epidemic. The curtain fell on the Olympics in Tokyo, which broke the stage for about three weeks with strict restrictions during the Covid epidemic. The athletes parted ways to greet Tokyo, promising to meet in the French city of Paris in 2024.

Like the inaugural function, the closing ceremony featured events that evoked the cultural uniqueness of the country. The idea of ​​the closing ceremony was to move forward together. Bajrang Punia, who won the bronze medal in wrestling, led the Indian team at the closing ceremony and hoisted the national flag. India finished 48th in the Olympics with seven medals, including one gold, two silver, and four bronze. India's best performance at the Olympics so far was six medals at the London Olympics. India finished 67th at the London Olympics.

Neeraj Chopra, India's only gold medalist, won India's first gold medal in Olympic athletics. Meerabhai Chanu and Ravi Kumar Dahiya won silver while PV Sindhu, Lavlina Borgohain, Bhajrang Punia, and the men's hockey team won bronze.

The United States retained the top spot with 113 medals, including 39 gold, 41 silver, and 33 bronze. China came in second with 88 medals, including 38 gold, 32 silver, and 18 bronze. Despite being ahead in the number of medals, the United States was behind China in the number of gold medals until yesterday. Today, the last day, the United States won three gold medals, shocking China, which had hoped to win the gold medal.

Hosts Japan are third with 58 medals, including 27 gold. Britain is fourth with 65 medals, including 22 gold. The Russian Olympic Committee, which won 20 gold medals, is in fifth place.

Even though the Covid threat persisted, the organizers were able to move it forward without affecting the running of the Games. The disease reached the Olympic Village, but with strict controls and good planning, they were able to control the Covid crisis. Earlier, the Olympics, which were scheduled to take place last year due to the Covid expansion, ran from July 23 to August 8.

President Emmanuel Macron, France's representative to host the next Olympics, attended the closing ceremony online as the Covid crisis persisted. For the first time in Olympic history, the national anthem of the country hosting the next Olympics was played at the flag-raising ceremony as part of the closing ceremony. The national anthem of the country was sung by the National Orchestra of France.

The limbo flag was then handed over by Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko to IOC President Thomas Bach. He handed over the flag to Anna Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, the next Olympics venue. Then the President of the International Olympic Committee officially announced that the Games were over.

The Paralympics, the sequel to the Olympics, kicks off in Tokyo on the 24th of this month.

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