After 17 days of competition between many of the world’s top athletes, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games were brought to a close on Sunday.
Over 4,500 athletes and team officials marched into the National Stadium behind the flags of over 200 national Olympic committees. And, the focus turns now to the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. They are scheduled to begin in Beijing next February.
- Lisa Delpy Neirotti heads the MS Sport Management Program at George Washington University.
- Dick Pound is a former Olympian and vice president of the International Olympic Committee.
- Einar Tangen is a political and economic affairs commentator.
- Shihoko Goto is deputy director for Geoeconomics and senior associate for the Asia Program at the Wilson Center.
The #tokyo2020 Olympics concluded on Sunday. The sports event has undoubtedly offered the world a stage on which to come together, after being divided for so long for various reasons.https://t.co/0WFTrKxcWS
— Morning GBA (@MorningGBA) August 8, 2021
With the Olympic flame extinguished in Tokyo, all eyes are now on Beijing for the 2022 Winter Games less than six months away. https://t.co/c5Ee8SMZiV
— CNN International (@cnni) August 9, 2021