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Tokyo Paralympics close after facing COVID-19 challenges

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Despite all challenges, Japan worked hard to offer an exciting platform for athletes to showcase their abilities. Well done.

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A big Congratulations to Japan for organizing and holding the Olympics. You guys did a great job!

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The only "challenge" it seems they faced (both the Olympics and Paralympics) is how to fool the general public of Japan into believing it's more important to spend 1.64 trillion JPY (by conservative estimates, which means the true cost is even higher) on these two events, rather than put the money to much better use for all people of Japan.

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Please substitute "majestic color" for "magistic color" in my earlier post. I haven't had my coffee yet. Thank you!

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See you at the Beijing games to see the Great Red Dragon from the East be the next number one and see a beautiful sunset of the great faded one of the "free" world.

Sounds like revolutionary opera to me. Can't you just picture it? On stage, through a machine-made mist, a huge Great Red Dragon emerges in the sunrise in its magistic color, turns, then vomits on the faded sunset of the evil faded ones . . . followed by hundreds of uniformed three year olds skipping rope in perfect formation, humming along to the song of thousands of young children matching on stage - in immaculate military uniform complete with medals - singing about the Perfect One's glorious fight against the evil capitalist west.

Or not.

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By the way, CHINA WON !!..

Congrats to China

And if we add all the Olympic and Paralympic medals, we will realize that there is already a new world power in sports.

That's loser talk as last resort when your prediction about the regular Olympics didn't come to pass, lol

See you at the Beijing games to see the Great Red Dragon from the East be the next number one and see a beautiful sunset of the great faded one of the "free" world.

Doubtful. China has never even been close to being a Winter Olympic power (that's Norway and Germany)

Quick! Name a Chinese at the top tier of a Winter Olympic sport! No Googling! Lol

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Of all the opening and closing olympic/paralympic ceremonies, the paralympics' closing ceremony was by far and away the best one!

Well done done to all involved. It takes good spirit and positiveness to make a tough situation ( covid ) into a positive.

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I rather enjoyed the Paralympics. All of the spirit with none of the political bs, sponsors or members of an unelected quasi-state lecturing us on the universal Olympic “movement” while turning a blind eye to the world’s worst dictators.

The Olympics as they should have been.

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Maybe they should have the Paralympics before the Olympics as a warm-up, to get people in the mood. By the time the Olympics are over, nobody's interested.

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tell that to the 100,000+ who caught covid during these games.

I didn’t read the article. Did say somewhere in the article about 100,000 + directly involved with the games getting the bug?

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It's over.

salute

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factcheckerToday  05:06 pm JST

The Tokyo Paralympics will close Sunday night after almost two weeks of competition among athletes with impairments from around the world, held despite many challenges stemming from the coronavirus.

Thank god it's all over. We gave up our summer for this garbage. Good riddance.

So true as there was no covid or Delta variant before the Olympics.

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Foreigner In TokyoToday  07:14 pm JST

Or, at the very least, make it a non-profit commitment so that no one at the IOC or host country can reap any economic benefit by the exploitation of an event that at best fosters a two-week "awareness" among the able-bodied instead of a lifetime of betterment for the disabled community.

Usually it's assumed that during the preparation for the games facilities in the host countries are improved. Along with that, a lot of the cutting edge technology on display will eventually trickle down as costs fall for others to use.

It's not perfect of course.

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hmmm1Today  06:05 pm JST

Waste of summer for this.

I had a good summer. Maybe you are looking for a reason to blame for bad summers, when really the mirror is where you need you start?

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JackoToday  05:04 pm JST

End of the Paralympics coinciding with the announcement of Suga stepping down....hmmm

Hmmmmmmm,,,,,,The games were scheduled to end today. No big conspiracy.

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We gave up our summer for this garbage.

Waste of summer for this.

nobody gave up their summer, I certainly didn’t.

if you did, who’s the fool ?

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Sayonara and good bye. Enjoy the Medals. Im sorry you the foregieners were not ablet to see Japan as they were locked up in the hotel like a concentration camp.. I really hope they all had a great time in Japan.

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Waste of summer for this.

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After the applause, the silence is deafening...

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The Tokyo Paralympics will close Sunday night after almost two weeks of competition among athletes with impairments from around the world, held despite many challenges stemming from the coronavirus.

Thank god it's all over. We gave up our summer for this garbage. Good riddance.

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End of the Paralympics coinciding with the announcement of Suga stepping down....hmmmm.

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Let’s now make sure everyone else get’s home safe & heathy. There’s ‘real work’ to be done NOW to restore Japan to a comfortable life for ALL.

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You did it, Steve! Your “Positivity” saw Tokyo’s Games to their conclusion.

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Thank you” to all those who supported, guided and cared for them as well.

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Congratulations!” to ALL the medalists.

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As stated earlier today, the human endeavor by these remarkable individuals to overcome almost insurmountable challenges in their everyday lives is in itself “inspiring”.

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Now that it's all coming to an end, I wonder what the government will concentrate on. The pandemic or the bill?!! Neither. They'll concentrate on the upcoming elections!!!

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