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Korea’s Olympic Victory Parade Sheer Triumph

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South Korea’s glorious Olympic victory parade, held amidst a torrential downpour and attended only by a handful of soaked photographers and the even more sodden athletes themselves, is currently attracting much attention online, having proved an unintentionally fitting epilogue to an event which has become a virtual parody of itself.

The glorious parade, apparently held both in defiance of the elements and common sense:

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Meanwhile, in Ginza Japanese athletes and crowds rejoiced in a blazing Tokyo summer:

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There has been much speculation as to just why Korea insisted on going ahead with a victory parade under such absurd conditions – with the leading explanation perhaps simply being that it was because Japan was holding its parade at the same time…

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