Tokyo Olympics: Opening ceremony LIVE — 19 Indian athletes to take part — Updates, blog
19 Indian athletes will soon be marking their presence in the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics today. Follow our LIVE updates from the event.
A total of 19 Indian athletes from seven sports and six officials will participate in the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony on Friday.
From hockey, only flag-bearer, men's team captain Manpreet Singh, will participate in the ceremony. This is for the first time India will have two flag bearers. Manpreet will be joined by the legendary boxer Mary Kom. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 4.30 PM IST.
Follow The Bridge's LIVE updates.
- 23 July 2021 1:41 PM GMT
The host nation, Japan, enters the stadium to the loudest cheer of the evening. And with that the country parade comes to a close at the National Stadium in Tokyo.
- 23 July 2021 1:04 PM GMT
The music being played at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics are background scores from popular video games.
- 23 July 2021 12:47 PM GMT
The attention is on the big nations vying to top the medal tally but what about an island nation with the lowest population?
One of the world's smallest competing nations at this year's Tokyo Olympics will be Tuvalu. The country/island is located in the Pacific Ocean and boasts of a population that amounts to around 12,000 individuals.
- 23 July 2021 12:32 PM GMT
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony had the country of Swaziland walking in with its new name, 'Eswatani,' earlier. Swaziland competed in the Olympics for the first time during the 1972 Munich Games, before missing the next two editions. They have been a regular feature at the Games since the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics but will compete with their new name for the first time after the country's king changed its name to Eswatani in 2018.