We should certainly be extremely proud of the performance of our athletes, sportsmen and sportswomen who participate in the Tokyo Olympic Games, whether they bring back medals or not. After such a long lockdown and isolation, after the difficulties they have all had to get ready, it’s a miracle that they’ve been able to make it. Actually, it isn’t a miracle, but the outcome of commitment, responsibility, passion, hard work, discipline, virtues most of our political leaders unfortunately lack. This particular administration actually prevented them from training properly. To keep going under these dramatic circumstances and poor conditions, enhances their intrinsic values. We should look up to them. They set an example  for all of us to follow.   

Irene Bianchi for Buenos Aires Times