Tokyo Olympics 2020 Opening Ceremony Highlights: It’s an Olympics like no other — and the 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 Games were thrown open with a grand opening ceremony in Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium on Friday night.
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. India had 19 of their athletes represent the country in the opening ceremony of the grand event on Friday.
Boxing great MC Mary Kom and Indian hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh were the flag-bearers at Japan National Stadium.