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Tokyo helped bring the world together for the first time since the pandemic began

09.08.2021 133 просмотров

Thomas Bach thanked Japan for hosting the Olympics during the pandemic.

President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach expressed his gratitude to the authorities and the people of Japan for organizing the Olympic Games in the conditions of the coronavirus pandemic. He said this at the closing ceremony of the Games.

The games were held from 23 July to 8 August, most of the competitions were held without spectators.

“In these difficult times, you give hope to the world. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the world has united for the first time, all the people of the planet have been united by emotions, and all this gives us hope, said Bach. — On on behalf of all the athletes we say thank you to Japan. Thanks to all the volunteers, your smiles warm our hearts.”

“It was an unprecedented Olympic Games. The IOC and our Japanese friends had to work hard to make the Games happen. Of course, I'd like to thank the Japanese government at all levels for staying true to their commitments. Incredible story. I express our deep gratitude and  gratitude to the organizing committee - no one has ever transported the postponed games before.

At the Tokyo Games, 339 sets of awards were played. The Russian team took fifth place in the overall medal standings, winning 20 gold, 28 silver and 23 bronze medals. The US team won (39-41-33), the second was the Chinese team (38-32-18), the third - Japan (27-14-17), the fourth - Great Britain (22-21-22).

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