Tokyo Olympics ends with closing ceremony, see US TV ratings declining


The International Olympic Committee has declared the Tokyo Olympics officially closed, and authorities have claimed that the Olympics were successful despite the pandemic.

The closing ceremony with the theme of the Olympic Games and “Worlds We Share” was held in the midst of the resurrected COVID-19 pandemic and was rejected by many Japanese.

Audiences were kept away in these games. The patchwork of rules kept athletes masked and kept away at many medal awards ceremonies, but at some venues they were competing so closely that they exchanged fluid. There was a risk that could be mitigated, but at the same time the event had to continue.

Meanwhile, US TV ratings for games fell sharply in the 2016 contest.

NBC’s Golden Time coverage on July 26 averaged 14.7 million viewers, down almost 50% compared to the same night at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and 53% less than the 2012 London Olympics. increase. According to Nielsen ratings, the total number of TV viewers at the Tokyo Olympics fell by about 45% from Rio Games.

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Kevin Durant (7) of the United States celebrates after winning the men’s basketball gold medal game with France at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Saitama, Japan on August 7, 2021. (Luca Bruno / AP Photo)

Some speculate that the pandemic and the acceptance of “awakened” perspectives by certain team USA athletes who did not support the national anthem led to the alienation of certain viewers and a decline in reputation.

“It’s hard to be satisfied with the numbers,” Andy Billings, director of the University of Alabama’s Sports Communications Program, told The Associated Press. “This is probably NBC’s worst-case scenario, but it’s probably the worst-case scenario you could have predicted a few months ago.”

Depressed early in the Olympics, Team USA won the most gold medals at the Olympics, beating second-placed China.

Team USA 39 The gold medal Although the 11th most gold medal was won at the Olympic Games, it exceeded the total of five of the last eight Summer Olympic Games content. At the same time, Team USA won a total of 113 medals, with 41 silver medals and 33 bronze medals.
Gold medal-winning Team USA Bryce Deadmon, Michael Cherry, Michael Norman and Rai Benjamin will join the men’s 4 x 400m relay on the 15th day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium on August 7, 2021. Later, we will celebrate with a medal. (Ryan Earrings / Getty Images)

Japan, the host country of the tournament, won 27 gold medals and achieved sufficient results in the bronze medal match. England was fourth with 22 gold medals.

China was second only to Team USA with 38 gold medals.

Women’s medals accounted for almost 60 percent of Team USA’s total. A man from Team USA won about 41 medals at the Olympic event. This is the fewest medal in US history for modern games that began in 1896.

Sarah Hirshland, Chief Executive Officer of the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee, said: The Wall Street Journal.. “We are very proud.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Jack phillips

Jack phillips

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Jack Phillips is a New York-based reporter for The Epoch Times.