After a year's postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games ended two months of sporting action in the Japanese capital, with the Closing Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium.
Chris Boardman signalled the shift when he summed up British Cycling’s performance at the Tokyo Olympics: “Fewer medals but a better story.” What could he mean? We all know sporting performance pushes forward. Innovation never stops as athletes look deeper and search further to raise their game. The new territory this time is fresh vocabulary, human stories and different thinking.