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Tokyo 2020 Comes to a Close: Overall wrapup from Olympic Stadium with Philip Crowther of AP Int'l Updated: 2021-08-09 17:17:27 KST

The Tokyo Olympics were unlike any other, held in the middle of a pandemic, with no fans, with all participants largely isolated from the world they came to represent.
Many thought the Games would never get started, but now, somehow, they’ve been successfully completed.
Well, maybe we have a split opinion on whether "successful" isn’t the right word. But they are finished.
For an analysis and a wrap up of one of the most unusual Games in Olympic history, let's go live to Tokyo. Philip Crowther of AP International joins us from Tokyo Olympic Stadium.

So, after months of "will it or won't it," the Tokyo Summer Olympics did eventually take place and it has now come to a close. What would you say were the key takeaways?

It ultimately managed to stay clear from the Covid catastrophe or shutdown that many had predicted. How is it being assessed by the local media and the Japanese people now that it's over?
Was the Games worth going through all the trouble or was it not?

The Games may be over, but there are still medals to award: The best, worst and most memorable moments. What would you say they are?

In the end, what's the financial loss on the part of Japan?

Does the Tokyo Olympics stand to work in favor for Prime Minister Suga with elections coming up?

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