Let the video games start!
After a lot anticipation—and one lengthy yr of ready—the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are lastly right here and already proving to be a must-see summer season occasion. On July 23, athletes from world wide are coming collectively to formally kick off the video games with the Opening Ceremony. Whereas many viewers are used to plenty of lights, dancers and performances, at this time’s occasion is anticipated to look slightly completely different.
In response to Opening Ceremony govt producer Marco Balich, this yr’s affair will likely be scaled down occasion on condition that the coronavirus pandemic remains to be impacting your entire world. “It will likely be a way more sobering ceremony,” he advised Reuters. “However, with stunning Japanese aesthetics. Very Japanese, but additionally in sync with the sentiment of at this time, the fact. Now we have to do our greatest to finish this distinctive and hopefully the one one among its sort Olympics.”
In response to occasion organizers, some traditions just like the Parade of Nations will nonetheless go on. Nevertheless, gamers will observe tight social distancing guidelines as they march in a largely empty Olympics stadium.