As the Tokyo Olympics draws to a close, a flypast above the French capital and a party in front of the landmark Trocadero building marks the handover of the Games to Paris.
Speaking at the end of the Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic palace overlooking St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis says he hopes the Tokyo Olympics will be a sign of hope and "universal brotherhood" during the coronavirus pandemic raging around the world.
Athletes from teams across the globe were filmed arriving at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Thursday, ahead of the Olympic games. Footage shows delegations from USA, Great Britain, Brazil and others greeted by the organising committee employees. The Tokyo 2020 games will be held between July 23 and August 8 after being postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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10 Apr 2020
Olympic and Commonwealth Games champion, Ndidi Nwosu, has passed away owing to complications from a spinal cord injury she sustained at the last Commonwealth Games in Australia.