Tomorrow is the last day of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and so far it has been a rollercoaster of sentiments. So many events, along with tons of athletes participating for the chance to be at the podium, some won, and many lost. Every event had a flood of emotions. Athletes got to enjoy the experience of living in Japan for a while in their anti-sex beds, while some tried to test its limits, others tried various Japanese dishes presented to them, such as Onigiri and fellow Japanese athletes guided them on how to do stuff the Japanese way.
Well, all the competitiveness aside we wanted to bring you guys some memes and viral tweets that have sparked up from the Tokyo Olympics to end it on a good note.
My strong opinion is the Olympic equestrian horses should get their own medals to wear
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) July 25, 2021
One time, probably in ‘00, my niece said she’d wanna be in the Olympics if she was a boy
“Girls are in the Olympics, too,” I said
“I know,” she replied. “But they gotta do everything in a bathing suit.”
I laughed my ass off
But I think about it every time I watch the Olympics
— Michael Harriot (@michaelharriot) July 31, 2021
[bursts through the door, panting] the jumbo jet the canadian olympic equestrian team uses to transport their horses is called AIR HORSE ONE
— O. Clare Hutchinson (@aux_clare) July 24, 2021
Personally I think it’s pretty cool we didn’t have to watch the best gymnast in history maybe break her fucking ankle on live TV or something because an entire country made her feel like it was her job to save this Olympics
— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) July 28, 2021
Bronze medal winner Amelie Morgan’s dad on why his daughter took up gymnastics
“We had twins full of energy, so we had to find something to do. Gymnastics was an hour-and-a-half on a Saturday morning, and everything else was just an hour”
— Sophy Ridge (@SophyRidgeSky) July 31, 2021
6. Although the Olympics finally happened, Japan is still struggling with the pandemic. Fans weren’t allowed to watch these games after the rise in cases. Some cities went as far as withdrawing from hosting the Olympics as the cases were getting uncontrollable and only about 15% of the total population was getting vaccines. Japan has been in an on-and-off lockdown scenario for quite a while now and they still managed to host such a massive event.
When a country hosts the Olympics, the benefits surely outweigh the cons but there are cons nonetheless. Hosting such a grand event requires you to have the economic backing as well as the stadiums to host these events. Its been seen that every Olympics has been having a higher budget than the previous one and leaves a bigger pile of waste every time. Japan has taken some measures such as the Olympic Medals were made using recycled electronics majorly. Some use natural advertisement methods such as the rice field art which would later be harvested. 9.
I’m fuckin screaming lol. Yeah dude she qualified for the olympics without ever handling a gun before pic.twitter.com/jiKyeSMZrG
— eugene v debs v batman v superman (@Superchair14) July 27, 2021
Another controversy around the budget for the Olympics is that some of the events need to have specially built venues and the city has to pay for it rather than IOC. While the IOC says the city doesn’t need to build the new infrastructures, we all know every city doesn’t have its own Whitewater Kayak venues. IOC rakes in tons of money from the sponsorship deals and TV cast-right deals but it really doesn’t go for building such new venues for the games. It’s about time IOC came up with a better solution to these situations.
an olympic sport I can get behind pic.twitter.com/JiLXbav3A6
— Out of Context Pokemon (@OoCPokemon) July 25, 2021
This photo posted on the official Olympics website of a Shot Putter is insane lmao pic.twitter.com/BoYkzJ1xgd
— ✋🥚-chan (@SakakiIsCute) August 4, 2021
Greatly enjoyed this brilliant cameraman following the action at the trampoline gymnastics today pic.twitter.com/IikPbU8MvW
— Sara Hussein (@sarahussein) July 30, 2021
— Marc Skinner’s Red Army (@hunter_mufc) July 26, 2021
We put hip hop music in background of Olympic equestrian dressage (horse dancing) and IT FITS pic.twitter.com/jyJDoszAdW
— Zachary Ross (@zross12) July 24, 2021
Dads love doing a quick Google search and then explaining an obscure Olympic event like they are an expert.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) July 24, 2021
if i was a skateboard coach at the olympics i’d just be like make sure ur sick as fuck bro 🤜🤛
— L.A.S. (@SartoriallyInc) July 25, 2021
me thinking I can become a gymnast after watching the Olympics: pic.twitter.com/IzbZSXWzFH
— The Office Memes (@OfficeMemes_) July 26, 2021
— James Thompson (@jamesthompson8) July 23, 2021
Who are you looking for, Andre? 😢 pic.twitter.com/WS1ln55z8c
— Olympics (@Olympics) July 31, 2021