Before the start of the Olympics, there was an intense fear of Coronavirus and during different events, there was experienced shocks of tremors in Tokyo. It was evident that Japan is positioned on top of uniting tectonic plates and Olympic host Tokyo was prepared for tremors to strike.
The magnitude-6 quake took place in the sea to the east of Tokyo in the early morning. Even athletes and journalists reported feeling the after-shocks for up to 3 minutes. The quake took place at a depth of 30 kilometres and had an epicentre around 40 kilometres (25 miles) from land, news confirmed.
Though the Ariake volleyball arena was arranged with giant rubber cushions built into it to hamper the earthquake damage, the shocks were for a short time. The Olympic Village was also sheltered, with a seawall built to endure the whack of waves which we call tsunamis as tall as 6.5 feet.
Taking into impression the extreme extent of flooding in China and Germany to raging wildfires in the U.S.A., Greece and Turkey, this summer had been a period of global sporting event for us, but when we turn to focus upon the climate crisis, its tackling appears more essential.
Tokyo remained a hub of sportspersons for 17 important days where they displayed their skills in games and also comprehended the gist of the world fraternity which limits all the continents into one family on such occasions. The ecological emergency we are facing is certainly going to harm humans on the earth.
Although Tokyo Olympics is over now, yet its stories go on for us to read and know of the developments. There remained happier moments for the players after winning the medal.
How could anxieties be ignored? India’s lone gold medal changed its people’s perception of the value of sports. We missed the gold medal in hockey but the javelin thrower made the history of a different sort.