Tuesday, 23 July, 2024

Tokyo Olympics concludes; 33rd edition to take place in Paris   


Kathmandu, Aug 9 : The 32nd Olympics Events underway in Japan's capital Tokyo officially concluded. With this, the 33rd edition of the Olympics Games would be held in Paris, the capital of France.  

The Tokyo Olympics that was planned for 2020 was deferred by a year due to global pandemic of coronavirus. Japan has successfully accomplished the 32nd Summer Olympics Events amidst coronavirus outbreak.    

There was no permission for the audience to present at stadium in the Tokyo Olympics due to menace of coronavirus.    

As many as 11,300 Olympians from 205 countries had taken part in the Tokyo edition. The players had competed for 340 gold medals, 338 silver and 402 bronze medals in total 33 sports events.    

Nepali Olympians Gaurika Singh and Alex Shah had hoisted Nepali flag in the inaugural session of the Olympics. 

Some 93 countries have clinched medals in the Olympics while 112 countries including Nepal remained medal less.    

Only 65 countries won gold medals in the Tokyo Olympics. The US remained the highest gold medal winners (39) while China secured second position with 38. The host country, Japan, remained the third winner with 27 gold medals.  

India is the only South Asian countries to win a gold medal, two silver and four bronze.    

The Tokyo Olympics that kicked off on July 23 had held for 19 days. Japan had hosted the Olympics Games after 57 years.