Fans gathered in a shopping mall wave the national and city flags as they watch Hong Kong swimmer Siobhan Haughey take silver in the women’s 100m freestyle at the Tokyo Olympic Games on July 30. Photo: EPA-EFE Fans gathered in a shopping mall wave the national and city flags as they watch Hong Kong swimmer Siobhan Haughey take silver in the women’s 100m freestyle at the Tokyo Olympic Games on July 30. Photo: EPA-EFE
Fans gathered in a shopping mall wave the national and city flags as they watch Hong Kong swimmer Siobhan Haughey take silver in the women’s 100m freestyle at the Tokyo Olympic Games on July 30. Photo: EPA-EFE

Letters | Why the Olympics goes beyond sporting glory: it’s a chance to cheer what unites

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Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Fans gathered in a shopping mall wave the national and city flags as they watch Hong Kong swimmer Siobhan Haughey take silver in the women’s 100m freestyle at the Tokyo Olympic Games on July 30. Photo: EPA-EFE Fans gathered in a shopping mall wave the national and city flags as they watch Hong Kong swimmer Siobhan Haughey take silver in the women’s 100m freestyle at the Tokyo Olympic Games on July 30. Photo: EPA-EFE
Fans gathered in a shopping mall wave the national and city flags as they watch Hong Kong swimmer Siobhan Haughey take silver in the women’s 100m freestyle at the Tokyo Olympic Games on July 30. Photo: EPA-EFE
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