Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics Games
Last updated 20 September 2021, 09:00 BST
What an Olympics! What a Paralympics! World records a-plenty, amazing first time sports like skateboarding and surfing, and very low cases of athletes testing positive. Against all the odds Japan hosted a memorable games. It is a real shame very few people were there to witness it in person, but Japan delivered and did so very impressively. Despite largely empty arenas and unimaginably complex logistics to keep athletes and the support team safe, the Olympics and Paralympics were a huge success.
This success is clearly highlighted in the dramatic uptick in public approval for the games, with 64% of the general Japanese public now saying they believed the games were positive for Japan. This represents a massive 28% increase in public approval since just prior to the games. (Yomiuri Shimbun).