Opening of the Tokyo Olympics 2021

On July 23, 2021, the Tokyo Olympics opened.

After being postponed for a year due to the new crown pandemic, the lighting of the Olympic flame, large-scale performances, and fireworks marked the official start of the Tokyo Olympics.
However, due to the shadow of the new crown mutant virus, the epidemic in some areas rebounded, and there was no live audience cheering for the Olympics.

Athletes dropped at the opening ceremony

The Tokyo Olympic Stadium has 68,000 seats, but the stands are empty. Only members of the International Olympic Committee, a few foreign dignitaries and representatives of sponsors are present, and all countries have reduced the number of athletes participating in the opening ceremony.

The Canadian team sent 371 athletes to participate in the competition this time, which is the largest delegation since 1984. However, only about 40 athletes participated in the opening ceremony of the opening ceremony. They were among the two flag bearers-Canadian basketball player Miranda Ayim. And Nathan Hirayama, a member of the men's sevens rugby team, walked into the Tokyo Olympic Stadium.


On July 23, 2021, the Tokyo Olympics will begin. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES / LAURENCE GRIFFITHS

1359 new infections in Tokyo at the opening

Tokyo has been in a state of COVID-19 emergency.

On Friday, the opening day of the Olympic Games, Tokyo reported 1,359 new cases of COVID-19. On Thursday, Tokyo reported 1,979 new cases, the highest level since January this year.

Source : BBC china 

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