- Title: Olympic teams leaves athletes' village after the Tokyo Games conclude
- Date: 9th August 2021
- Summary: BUILDINGS IN OLYMPIC VILLAGE SECURITY GUARD STANDING AT GATE STAFF MEMBER WAVING (SOUNDBITE) (English) DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BASEBALL PLAYER, ANGEL SANCHEZ SUARES, SAYING: "It's a little hard and then we just had to adjust to whatever it is, you know. Can't be thinking too much and then just here come to compete and then have fun." TRUCK QUEUEING AT GATE STAFF CHECKING TRUCK TRUCK AND BUS WAITING NEXT TO NATIONAL FLAGS (SOUNDBITE) (English) SOUTH SUDAN TEAM COACH, JOSEPH OMIROK, SAYING: "Actually, I'm excited. I was very happy yesterday. Up to now, I'm very pleased, because I was worried. Last year I was worried about the postponing of the Olympics, (so) when it took place now, I'm very happy for it." VARIOUS OF FLAGS HANGING FROM BUILDINGS INSIDE OLYMPIC VILLAGE ATHLETES' VILLAGE EXTERIOR
- Embargoed: 23rd August 2021 06:11
- Keywords: Olympic team Olympics Tokyo 2020 athletes athletes' village departure
- Location: TOKYO, JAPAN
- City: TOKYO, JAPAN
- Country: Japan
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Olympics,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA004EPK3R5Z
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Athletes and Games-related staff said they were happy about the Tokyo Olympics as they left the athletes' village on Monday (August 9), a day after Tokyo wrapped up an unprecedented Games restricted by many coronavirus precautions.
The 2020 Olympics ended on Sunday (August 8) with a dazzling fireworks display, a celebratory image in contrast with an event that was not the financial windfall Japan had hoped for after postponing the Games for a year due to the global health crisis.
Japan was saddled with a $15 billion bill, double what it initially expected, and with no tourism boom.
But a record medal haul for the host nation may have helped to take out some of the sting for Japan, which won 27 gold medals. The United States finished at the top of the pack with 39 gold medals, one more than rival China at 38.
(Production: Akira Tomoshige, Rikako Maruyama)
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