A crowd gathers in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday ahead of a broadcast of the Olympic handover ceremony between the Tokyo Olympics and the Paris 2024 Olympics. Photo: EPA-EFE A crowd gathers in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday ahead of a broadcast of the Olympic handover ceremony between the Tokyo Olympics and the Paris 2024 Olympics. Photo: EPA-EFE
A crowd gathers in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday ahead of a broadcast of the Olympic handover ceremony between the Tokyo Olympics and the Paris 2024 Olympics. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Sayonara Tokyo, bonjour Paris: Olympics focus switches to 2024

  • Thousands partied by the Eiffel Tower on Sunday to watch the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics and celebrate Paris’ status as host of the 2024 Games
  • The contrast was dramatic after a Tokyo Games played out in mostly empty stadiums and under strict Covid-19 protocols

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A crowd gathers in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday ahead of a broadcast of the Olympic handover ceremony between the Tokyo Olympics and the Paris 2024 Olympics. Photo: EPA-EFE A crowd gathers in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday ahead of a broadcast of the Olympic handover ceremony between the Tokyo Olympics and the Paris 2024 Olympics. Photo: EPA-EFE
A crowd gathers in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday ahead of a broadcast of the Olympic handover ceremony between the Tokyo Olympics and the Paris 2024 Olympics. Photo: EPA-EFE
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