The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games concluded with a colorful program on Sunday, nearly eight years after the Japanese capital got the hosting of the Olympic Games.
One year delay due to pandemic
Held late by a year due to Corona Virus Pandemic. The games successfully organized in adverse conditions. Japan got the right to host these games in 2013.
Paralympic Games lasted for 13 days
The Paralympic Games concluded with a colorful, circus-like ceremony at the National Stadium in the presence of Crown Prince Akishino, brother of Emperor Naruhito of Japan. With this, the 13-day long games came to a great conclusion.
Olympics and Paralympics held amid Corona crisis
The concluding ceremony was titled ‘Harmony’ and included both able-bodied and differently-abled performers. There was great harmony between these artists in the closing ceremony. Organizers described its theme as ‘a world inspired by the Paralympics, where variation shines’.
The Paralympic Games also held in Tokyo.
Like the Olympics, the Paralympic Games were held in Tokyo amid a state of emergency imposed due to the pandemic. Here too, like in the Olympics, the athletes had to undergo repeated scrutiny. And they had to live in the bio-bubble. Meanwhile, cases of Covid-19 continued to increase in Japan, but about 50 percent of the people in the country have been fully vaccinated.
4405 players participated in Paralympics
Tokyo Organizing Committee President Seiko Hashimoto said that I believe we have reached the end of the Games without any major problems. His point, however, is not true in political terms. Because Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga made the announcement on Friday, two days before the closing ceremony. That he will not continue in his post after the next election.
It is being understood Due to the organization of the Games in the midst of the Kovid-19 epidemic, the popularity of the people of Japan has decreased. A record 4,405 players participated in these Paralympic Games and a record number of countries won medals.
It also saw two athletes from Afghanistan competing. They somehow managed to reach here after the Taliban took over the country.
Most Expensive Sports Paralympics
A study by Oxford University revealed. That was the most expensive sporting event ever. Due to the epidemic, Japan also had to bear the brunt of it. There were no spectators in the stadium. The country suffered a huge financial loss due to the ban on fans coming from abroad.