JAPAN. Tokyo: Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and French astronaut Thomas Persquet did their small closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics in the International Space Station (ISS). The Olympics Games has its own charm that brings the whole world together. After the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympics, the entire globe felt like they lost an important part of their life. To help people deal with this feeling the two astronauts came up with an amazing plan to cheer everyone up.
The astronauts also enhanced the excitement for the upcoming Paris Olympics 2024 by unfurling a small flag with Olympic rings followed by a big flag that read ‘Paris Olympics 2024’.
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet shared the video of their little closing ceremony on his Twitter handle. The clip that garnered over 1.6 million views,featured Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and Pesquet holding the Tokyo Olympics 2020 flag and then turning it around to show the words Paris Olympics 2024 written at the back.
Earlier, the space crew had come up with ideas for games such as synchronised floating, weightless sharpshooting and no-handball. Flags of participating countries were also hoisted.
“Weightless sharpshooting – concentration and skill (or luck) proved necessary to reach the target,” tweeted Pesquet.
The Tokyo Olympics came to an end with the closing ceremony for the Games on Sunday after 17 days in which the world’s biggest sporting event coped with a new, aggressive wave of COVID-19.