Odd-numbered for the first time, Olympics 2020 Opening Ceremony.


A very different Olympics like no other before and Tokyo Games are surely that, but this is an event that has persevered through wars, boycotts and now a pandemic


Over its 125-year modern history. The Tokyo Olympics have already broken new ground because of the 12-month delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic, pushing it into an odd-numbered year for the first time. But with no fans permitted in Japan, it has the distinction of being the first Games without spectators.


Olympics played every four years since 1896 (except 1916 due to World War I, 1940 and 1944 due to World War II and 2020 due to COVID-19). Tokyo has hosted the Olympics once before in 1964. The message of Olympics displayed in opening ceremony that we are all connected.


India will see 20 of their athletes represent the country in the opening ceremony of the grand event on Friday. Boxing great M C Mary Kom and Indian hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh will be the flag-bearers at Japan National Stadium. Indian paddlers A Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra have decided against attending the ceremony as they have their opening match the following day.

A total of 11,091 athletes are expected to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Those 11,091 athletes will compete in 41 different sports and 339 events this summer at the Olympics.


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