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How do you feel now that the Tokyo Olympics have concluded?

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these so called olympics will come to history as pricey unwanted and most meanigless so called sports event ever.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Now that this circus is over, definitely better, BUT...

...with the Paralympics around the corner and poised to be the next battlefield between an edgy population and a tone-deaf government, not mentioning that we are in the middle of a surge of cases just before O-Bon, not actually that better...

To be frank, I would love to be already in 2022 to have a clearer view where we all are and where we are all heading.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

It hasn't really ended. Now, we've got the Paralympics. Once those are finished, they will all be quickly relegated to history.

Japan should have instead devoted its resources and energy to the future not something that has already become a relic of the past.

Personally, I'll associate them with emptiness, a dreary, restricted existence under COVID and the awful, oppressive weather that coincided with the Games.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

1) Glad to see the back of them

2) Not particularly looking forward to my taxes skyrocketing

3) Now marginally hopeful that I might get my first Covid shot before the year is out

4) Somewhat disillusioned with Japan as a country

8 ( +11 / -3 )

If you hate sports, which many readers on here do,then no doubt they'd criticize,regardless of the pandemic or not. Not holding the Games wasn't going to extinguish the Covids going around.And the numbers didn't explode like some people wanted.But a lot of positives came to people,for a short time,taking their mind off the pandemic.No doubt the naysayers will be back to spread their same ol',same ol' dollop come the Para-Olympics.Till then... Carry on.

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

Kind of sad but optimistic. I hope the next one opens up for more elementary children to participate. Wouldn’t that be precious.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

a lot of positives came to people,for a short time,taking their mind off the pandemic

Well that should ease the minds of those who die from Covid infections that come from the Olympics.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

Well that should ease the minds of those who die from Covid infections that come from the Olympics.

Yes, and one death is too many we know. I assume you have the actual number of deaths caused by the holding of the Olympics then?*
-3 ( +2 / -5 )

So happy they're over.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

I'm all for sports but the Olympics is just a cult that uses pretty sounding words to rob you blind. The circus now heads to a country with concentration camps for its next celebration of humanity.

My main feeling now is that Sapporo 2030 must be stopped. We must learn a lesson from this. Brexit and Covid had me thinking UK politics had sunk below Japan's, but Japan's capitulation to the Olympics has me reconsidering.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Aside from all the negative hysteria from the sky is falling brigade, I think the Olympics were a little light of hope in what has been a couple of dark years

-6 ( +4 / -10 )

now that the major distraction is gone, I wonder what will the government resort to next to distract the population's attention.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

I feel like it was a colossal waste of resources and tax funds that has bought zero gain for the people of Japan.

The narcissistic Government by refusing the greed driven IOC's offer to delay until 2022, and prioritize the ego stroking of a few instead of the general public health has ensured we are left facing a growing threat from the Delta variant, and can probably write off a further 12 months of wasted time and effort.

I didn't watch any of it, and am totally disconnected from these events going forward. Major sponsors are also on my avoid list.

Well...you asked.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

Its ending is without doubt the very best part of that virus import, export and spreading event.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

the numbers didn't explode

They didn't??

7th July 7-day average new cases; nationwide, 1,683 : Tokyo, 632

7th August 7-day average new cases; nationwide, 12,953 : Tokyo, 3883

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Like they should have never been held at all.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Used to be anti-Olympics, but the athletes' performance hook me.

Inspire me to take up Judo after pandemic.

-9 ( +2 / -11 )

Like we've been robbed, which we have. Victims of a $40 billion corporate welfare scam, approved by the government and enabled by the media. During a global pandemic, no less. The IOC is beyond contempt, as is the Japanese government. Thieves, liars, frauds, charlatans.

RIP Yasushi Moriya and all the others who died for this.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

The financial costs will be with us for a generation at least.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Now that the first part of Frankenstein Olympics is over, questions remain as to how much it has aggravated COVID cases, we all saw on TV huge crowds of people all waiting to take photographs in front of the rings as well as Olympic volunteers and stuff daily commute out of the Olympic bubble to carry the virus in and out. The cost in money and live of this circus is yet to be finalized as it will be years before the true total is known. The trust in the government to keep the population safe is now non-existent.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Much better than I had expected under the circumstances. For me the highlights were the many new world records in swimming and running, the high number of golds for Japan, and the inclusion of transgender athletes.

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

I felt a bit flat today because there were no more events to watch on TV. At first, I didn't want the Olympics to be held but once they started, it was a good distraction for corona news all the time. I really enjoyed the swimming and track and field.

Also, a lot of people on JT criticized the opening and closing ceremonies but they had to be low key considering the pandemic. Anyway, the Olympics aren't about the opening and closing ceremonies. They are about the contests and in that sense, I think the competition was excellent.

I just wish they could have allowed domestic fans to attend. If attendance at baseball and other events could be capped at 50%, then I don't see why they couldn't have done the same for the Olympics.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

one less thing to worry about.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Even thought I could not be a spectator for the competitions at the site, I was satisfied with the excitement coming through the screen. However, at the moment the sacred fire ends, I felt I was pulled back to the real world with the anxiety for the outbreak of the corona virus.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Don't feel better nor worse that games are over, never cared from the beginning. However, glad that I won't have to see lumps of people hanging around arenas and stadiums just to get a glimpse of the athletics or take pictures, anymore.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Not over yet, we still have the Paralympics to deal so hold on to your wallets because the mounting debt continues, and you thought that was it, right?

I felt a bit flat today because there were no more events to watch on TV. At first, I didn't want the Olympics to be held but once they started, it was a good distraction for corona news all the time. I really enjoyed the swimming and track and field.

I agree and I felt the same, but I think the Olympics could have been so much better had the circumstances been right and the JOC and IOC wouldn't have been greedy dogs, all the staff that participated and worked their butts off especially so many senior citizens helped and did a damn good job, gotta give it up to them for doing their best given the current circumstances. It just felt not like a complete package, but it was still good for what it was, but these helpers deserved better and this is for many the highest point to witness something like this again since 1964. I just hope going forward the IOC can weigh the pros and cons and focuses more on the people that make these games possible and not take them for granted because the one thing in Japan that you sadly often won't get in other countries is peace and quiet, you're not going to see a lot of disorderly acts of violence or other disturbances and on that front, no one does it better than Japan and the big cheeses at the IOC should have taken that into consideration, hope they will in the future, but you never know....

0 ( +1 / -1 )

This was an awesome olympics! If it had fans, it would be one of the greatest. So much drama and poignant moments. It even had a defection by an athlete.

Some of my favorite memories include Dean Boxall's pelvic thrusting, Warholm's record-breaking OMG moment and look of disbelief, Joker's epic meltdown at Ariake stadium, the high-jumpers sharing their gold medals, athletes putting medals on each other, etc. There were so many moments.

I said this before the games started but sports fans in Japan are really going to regret missing out on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness greatness in person. Suga and Koike's original plan of letting a limited amount of vaccinated fans into the stadiums was the correct one but they choked just like Biles and Osaka and Joker.

Just sad.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Now that they're over? Thankfulness that they are. But also anger that, as predicted, the government is STILL using it as a distraction to avoid dealing with the problems it has helped create, save that now they are starting to admit it caused WAY more than they promised, and we're going to have to pay for it somehow.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

I feel happy that the Games were held under such safe conditions and had such a positive effect on the Japanese people. I'm glad that the athletes and other visitors were for the most part protected from the uncontrolled virus sweeping the nation of Japan. I feel vindicated because I copped a lot of criticism from haters that make comments here and I'm glad their irrational fear mongering and hate failed to have any impact. One other positive is that by holding the games a year late I only have to wait 3 years for the next Olympics.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

No different

1 ( +1 / -0 )

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