Tokyo Olympics: Opening Ceremony of the mega event finally began after a year delay at the Tokyo National Stadium

The opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics at the national stadium finally began after a year delay. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sighted having an occasional glimpse of the mega event. Sports Minister Anurag Thakur also applauded Indian athletes from Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium.

The opening ceremony of the much-awaited Tokyo Olympics finally began after a year of postponement at the National Stadium of the Japanese capital with the indigo and white fireworks erupting sky over the stadium as they signified the commencement of the mega event.

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The Games are forced to be carried without fans because of the global pandemic circumstance which is on its surge again. Less than 1000 people were allowed in attendance for the opening ceremony which followed the social distancing rules strictly.

The flag of Japan arrived at the stadium recapping nation’s road to the Games along with challenges the world faced since 2013, the time Tokyo was assigned as the host.

Only 15 globe leaders were in attendance along with Naruhito the Emperor of Japan to open the Games following his grandfather Hirohito, who opened it in 1964.

Olympic bound athletes representing India arrived ahead as the 21st country to appear at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games with Boxer and six-time world champion Mary Kom and men’s hockey captain Manpreet Singh as the flag bearers. They directed the way holding the flag at the Parade followed by twenty-five members from the Indian contingent.

Union Youth and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur applauded the country’s athletes from Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium at New Delhi while the ceremony was taking place.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also seized an occasional glimpse of the ceremony motivating the Indian athletes virtually.