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Air China welcomes athletes when flying home from Japan
Published: Aug 10, 2021 09:48 PM

The captain from Air China’s flight warmly welcomed the Chinese athletes by radio when the final group boarded their flight home on Tuesday.

“It is an honor to extend to you our warm congratulations and high respect on behalf of the crew. We are all proud of taking you home with this rigorous flight and our considerate services. In these days, you are fighting bravely and competing for our country on the field. (…) No matter success or failure, you are all heroes in our hearts because the glory and dreams of the Olympic Games have tied you and me together. You have cheered the entire nation with your shining actions during this special Olympic Games due to the pandemic. We are more concerned about your health than the Games. Now we are flying home and the motherland is waiting for your triumph and safe and sound return,” were the words of the captain of Air China’s flight CA556 which warmed all the athletes on board.

The Chinese delegation left Japan with 38 gold, 32 silver and 18 bronze medals, ranking second in the ultimate medal tally, just one gold behind US. As of Tuesday, all Chinese athletes have returned home without a single COVID-19 case reported during the two-week competition.

Air China, the official partner airline during the Games, was responsible for the transportation of the Chinese delegation to the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, with a number of flights between Beijing Capital Airport and Narita International Airport in Tokyo.


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Global Times

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