1. ホーム
  2. 英文記事のバックナンバー
  3. Top News
  4. 2021.8.20

The end of an Olympics like no other, as pandemic rages on東京五輪が閉幕

The Olympic Cauldron with the Olympic flame is pictured during the closing ceremony of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games on Aug. 8 at the National Stadium in Tokyo.© AFP-JIJI
Level

The Tokyo Olympics closed on the night of Aug. 8 after more than two weeks of competition held amid extraordinary restrictions and mostly behind closed doors, with athletic feats performed for a world still struggling against the coronavirus.

Hundreds of athletes gathered in a nearly empty National Stadium to bid farewell to the largest global sporting event since the start of the pandemic early last year and to a games that looked like no other in history.

“You inspired us with this unifying power of sport. This was even more remarkable given the many challenges you had to face because of the pandemic,” International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach told athletes before he declared the end of the 17-day games in a made-for-TV ceremony.

The flame that was lit in Greece ahead of the unprecedented postponement of the games in March 2020 and burned in a sphere-shaped cauldron throughout the games was extinguished. Soon after, more than 1,000 fireworks burst into the Tokyo sky.

Attended by Crown Prince Fumihito, the younger brother of Emperor Naruhito, the ceremony saw the Olympic flag, raised at the 68,000-seat stadium during the opening ceremony, lowered. Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike handed it to Bach, who in turn passed it to Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, transferring the baton to the host city of the next Summer Games in 2024. (Kyodo)

和訳を見る

この記事を使ったリーディング講座を読む

70周年記念30%OFFキャンペーン

今購読を申し込むと30%OFF+セミナー無料特典付き!

学校・企業向け団体利用ついて 詳しくはこちら

定期購読申込み定期購読申込み無料試読申込み無料試読申込み

Alpha Online ログイン

初回ログインの手順はこちらをご確認ください。

ID・PW・Passコードをお持ちの方

ID(メールアドレス)
パスワード

パスワードをお忘れですか?

Alpha Passコード

※Fujisan以外でご購読の方は初回にメルマガ会員登録を行い、ログイン時にID・パスワード・Passコードの入力が必要です。

Passコードとは?

紙面2面の下部に記載され、毎月更新されます。

メルマガ会員へのご登録
※新聞を購読していなくても登録できます

メルマガ会員になると、毎週の見どころを紹介するメルマガが届くほか、Alpha Onlineの英文記事を月5本までお読みいただけます。

メルマガ会員登録

※Fujisanマガジンサービスの提携サイトにてご登録となります

閉じる

定期購読申込み無料試読申込み

定期購読申込み無料試読申込み