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 time occasion. On July 23, athletes from all over the world are coming collectively to formally kick off the video games with the Opening Ceremony. Whereas many viewers are used to numerous lights, dancers and performances, right now’s occasion is predicted to look slightly totally different.
In accordance with Opening Ceremony govt producer Marco Balich, this yr’s affair can 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 instructed Reuters. “However, with lovely Japanese aesthetics. Very Japanese, but additionally in sync with the sentiment of right now, the fact. We’ve to do our greatest to finish this distinctive and hopefully the one one among its sort Olympics.”
In accordance with occasion organizers, some traditions just like the Parade of Nations will nonetheless go on. Nevertheless, gamers will comply with tight social distancing guidelines as they march in a largely empty Olympics stadium.