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Tokyo Olympics begins, Mary Kom and Manpreet Singh lead the Indian team by holding the Indian National Flag

In these Games, more than 11,000 athletes from 206 countries will showcase their talents to win medals in 339 events across 33 sports

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Picture shared by @WeAreTeamIndia [Twitter]
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Tokyo Olympics has started in Tokyo today. The opening ceremony of the ‘Tokyo Olympics’ at the Japan National Stadium in Tokyo began with a marchpast from Greece, the organizers of the first Summer Olympic Games held in 1896. The march past of the Indian contingent was taken out at number 21. Captain Manpreet Singh of the Indian men’s hockey team and six-time world champion boxer Mary Kom led the Indian contingent as the flag bearers of the Indian contingent.

 

The ‘Tokyo Olympics’ is being delayed by a year due to the Corona pandemic. This Maha Kumbh of the Games will run from 23 July to 8 August. In these Games, more than 11,000 athletes from 206 countries will showcase their talents to win medals in 339 events across 33 sports. 127 players are participating in the Tokyo Olympics from India, which is India’s largest contingent till date.

 

There is a state of emergency in Tokyo due to Corona. The opening ceremony of the Olympics was also held with a limited number of restrictions. Due to which only about 1000 players and officials were present in the stadium of about 65 thousand capacity. Along with Japan’s Emperor Naruhito, IOC President Thomas Bach also attended the ceremony.

Due to the Corona pandemic, the opening ceremony of the Olympics, held amidst restrictions, did not see the same grandeur. There is no spectator present in the opening ceremony. According to a leading daily report, Italy has been entrusted with hosting the 2026 Winter Olympic Games and Australia has been entrusted with hosting the 2032 Olympics.

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