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When one door closes, another one opens, and the same goes for the Olympics. On August 8, the 2020 Summer Olympics finally reached its end, and the torch was given to a new host, Paris.

While the Tokyo Olympics had difficulties due to the pandemic, 339 medals were awarded among 33 sports. Contrasting the opening ceremony, which showed the empty seats in the stadium, Tokyo had a beautiful closing ceremony with performers and a man playing a taiko drum. It even had a light show with fireworks and a light display showcasing the iconic Olympics Rings.

When the Olympics say “sayonara” to Tokyo, they say “bonjour” to Paris. An airshow circles around the Eiffel Tower, the symbol of Paris, leaving a trail of red, white, and blue stripes, as millions of citizens below proudly showcase the French flag as well. It ends with a screen saying “merci Tokyo” and writing “Paris 2024” on the camera.

The Summer Olympics had its complications due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we were still granted a show, even though it was a year later than it should have been. While there were controversies, the show ended successfully.

There are still troubles concerning the coronavirus but it was nice to see Tokyo and Paris put up a nice performance for people to see at the closing ceremony. Now, all we have to do is wait for 2024 for the next Summer Olympics. 

But hey, at least the Winter Olympics are coming up!

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I am a Journalism major at SJSU. I fell in love with it and I hope to travel the world to learn new things and meet new people. I hope one day to have my works published for the world to see. In my free time, I like listening to music while I scroll aimlessly through social media or talking to my friends.
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