Ceremony closes Tokyo Games and sends Olympic flag to Paris

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The 32. the Summer Olympics are officially over.

A handful of hours after the last Olympic competition, the men’s final in water polo, the end of the Tokyo Olympics was marked by a two-hour ceremony at the city’s Olympic Stadium.

A number of artists performed here, who received the support of all kinds of visual and vocal effects.

In addition, in the last two of the games, a total of 339 medal sets were awarded. It was for the winners of the two marathon competitions.

Many of the more than 11,000 Olympic athletes have gone home to their respective countries, but some of the remaining athletes marched into the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo one last time.

The Danish delegation was led by kayaker Emma Aastrand Jørgensen, who won two bronze medals during the games. She was joined by more than 20 other Danish athletes and a number of officials.

A total of 206 Olympic nations participated in the games, but about a third had no more athletes left in Tokyo, which is why their flag was carried into the stadium by Japanese.

The games were postponed for a year due to the corona pandemic, and despite the postponement, the virus has also left a big mark on the games in 2021.

Symptomatically, the spectator seats were empty for the closing ceremony. They have been to all the competitions that took place near Tokyo, which is currently severely affected by the pandemic.

As part of the ceremony, the Olympic flag was handed over from Tokyo’s Governor, Yuriko Koike, to IOC President Thomas Bach, who could pass it on to Paris’ Mayor, Anne Hidalgo. The French capital will host the doctors in three years.

Thomas Bach also gave a short speech in which he praised the Japanese Olympic hosts, the many Olympic athletes and the many volunteers at the games with long phrases of courtesy.

/ ritzau/

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