The lighting of the Olympic cauldron is one of the secrets that the organization wants to keep out of any rumors until the moment of the ceremony. It is unknown who will be in charge of carrying the torch in the last relay and how it will proceed, but what is certain is that after a year of waiting and with the shadow of the cancellation still flying over the sky of the Japanese capital, it will charge a new dimension unknown to date.
On the part of the Spanish delegation, Saul Craviotto Y Mireia Belmonte they will carry the flag during the traditional and formal parade, taking over from Rafa Nadal, who did the same five years ago, at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. One of the great absences in Tokyo.
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The Japanese event promised to be a sample of the recovery of the Japanese country after the nuclear and environmental disaster of Fukusima in 2011, just as they were in 1964, less than twenty years after the end of the devastating World War II. However, the pandemic, its cancellation in 2020 and the reorganization under strict sanitary measures will mark an appointment that will go down in history due to the historical context in which it is celebrated.
What is certain is that the opening ceremony will have technology as a common thread, in a Games that promised to be innovative and break with everything established so far. But the pandemic situation and the restrictions will mark one of the moments that most remains in the minds of all athletes who attend an event of these characteristics. Without an audience, with just 1,000 guests and with all eyes on Tokyo, the Olympic event will get under way again.
The opening ceremony of the 2020 Olympic Games will be held at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium on Friday, July 23, 2021. The ceremony will begin at 8:00 p.m. local time (1:00 p.m. Spanish time) and only 1,000 people will be invited. in addition to athletes.
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Where to see the opening ceremony of the 2020 Olympic Games?
It will be seen on Eurosport 1 and the Eurosport APP.
Among those present at the stadium will be the Emperor of Japan, Naruhito, who will declare the Games of the XXXII Olympiad open and among the invited attendees will be the American First Lady, Jill Biden, as confirmed by the White House on Tuesday. Only VIP guests will attend, including the Emperor of Japan Naruhito. The new state of emergency decreed in the country has been key to limiting the capacity to the maximum.
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