Tokyo Games close with a flourish


Tokyo–More than a year after they were set to begin — and 17 days after their delayed start — the Tokyo Olympics drew to an end on Sunday, with the closing ceremony under way here at Olympic Stadium.

Why it matters: Although Covid-19 delayed the Games and left an indelible mark, Organizers hope the Games have left a legacy beyond the disease.

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Sunday’s ceremony began with the raising of the Japanese flag and an abbreviated flag parade, featuring a single flag bearer from each country.

The big picture: The U.S. captured the most gold medals at the Tokyo Games, thanks to final day victories in women’s volleyball and basketball.

The ceremony has just begun. Check back for updates.

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