As a huge sports fan I always enjoy the Olympics. I was just watching a segment (on Peacock streaming) about the US women's softball team. One young lady said she receives communications thanking her for being a positive role model because she and the writer were of Asian descent. The personal stories add so much.
I know that Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics but I don't know why Tokyo 2020 is shown everywhere. It seems like the fact that an unusual circumstance happened that caused the postponement but 99.999 % of the world is aware of the circumstances and the actual Tokyo 2021 would be appropriate. Obviously this is not too important but I am a little confused why the actual year isn't shown.
4 new sports were added this year. Skateboarding, Surfing and Rock climbing (interesting) are the ones I recall. It's nice to evolve to include more events which has to improve viewer numbers.
There were many who were protesting about the games because the Covid threat. It is very surprising that a country with plenty of money didn't prioritize getting a much larger portion of their citizens vaccinated before the opening ceremonies.
Best of luck to all athletes and their countries as they compete which is personally important to themselves and entertaining to the majority of us.