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If the Olympics taught us anything, it’s the beauty of simplicity.

Some of the best athletes in the world are welcomed to an iconic location every four years in the spirit of competition but also of commonality, of fraternity, of friendship.

One by one they line up at the start of their respective event, assured in confidence, blessed with calm.

Sure, these Tokyo Olympics have had a bare whisper of cheering from the stands. And trying to watch these things live on the couch has proved that you can indeed get jet lag from the comfort of your own home.

But the best way to celebrate the final week of these games is to do so with nuance and sophistication.

The best way to champion the true apogee of athleticism is not with a rousing chorus of applause but rather from a delicate head nod of acknowledgment, the slightest touch of the brim and a doff of the cap.

Thank you to the most excellent of our species. You have done us proud.