International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach waves during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games on July 23 last year. Photo: AP file
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IOC chief Bach reflects on Tokyo Olympics one year later

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"There's so much (emotion)," Bach said.

there were many people around the globe (feeling that way)

you know it's a legacy forever.

When we did it, we did it together. This is why it's a historically and uniquely successful Olympic Games. I think the Japanese people can be very, very proud of this," he said.

If pride and emotion are acceptable returns to the Japanese people who were by and large against the Games yet must pay actual money for it; why don't the IOC and Bach, JOC and affiliated sponsoring companies get compensated in "pride and emotion" ?

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No. Thankyou Sir Bach! Your belief and tireless effort to successfully hold the Olympics in Tokyo will have the Japanese and international community forever grateful.

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IOC chief Bach reflects on Tokyo Olympics one year later

what? Why? Is he just now counting the amount of money he made off of the forced event?

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"There's so much (money)," Bach said.

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Surprised he's still IOC (t)hief

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Disgusting old politician Bach was the main reason Tokyo was forced to hold the diabolical 2021 Olympics. Horrible, embarrassing event, remembered for all the wrong reasons.

Go away Bach.

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A year ago and pretty much forgotten. A huge waste of taxpayers money that could/ should have been spent on something much more worthwhile.

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The most tone-deaf article I have read this year.

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Covid was not fair to Japan's tourism. And yet Japan's tourism industry will thrive.

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Lets all reflect on how taxpayers were robbed.

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Thanks to this I completely lost any interest in the Olympics.

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Two words....

Excessive Corruption

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I think, as with all corruption cases, it's only the stupid ones, who get caught out... the smarter ones, keep quiet...

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