I watched the Tokyo Paralympic Closing Ceremony earlier, but again there is not that much I think I can say about it. I am, of course, quite blown away by Team GB’s performance this year: to have come second in the medal table, besting everyone but China, is pretty phenomenal when you think about it. Yet, as with the other three ceremonies this year, the paralympic closing ceremony struck me as rather paired down and subdued, with nothing to get me excited. The fact this was the first such ceremony since Lyn’s death also cast a bit of a shadow over things for me, I must admit. Having said that, one image really caught my eye, not from Tokyo but Paris.
If this is an example of how our Parisian friends intend to proceed, I think we’re in for something rather interesting in 2024.