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Tokyo 2021 Opening Ceremony: The Olympic Games are about to open


The Tokyo Olympics open. The opening ceremony starts at 1 p.m. The live ticker.

The Tokyo Olympics open.

The opening ceremony starts at 1 p.m.

The live ticker.

  • The 2021 Summer Olympics will open in Tokyo.

  • Due to the corona situation, the ceremony will largely take place with the public excluded.

  • We report on the event in the live ticker.

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A few hours before the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the torch relay in the Japanese capital came to an end on Friday morning (23.07.2021).

The Olympic flame arrived at the hands of Japanese actor Nakamura Kankuro as part of a small, private ceremony near the Olympic Stadium, where the 32nd Summer Olympic Games will open on Japanese time (1:00 p.m. CEST).

Olympia: Opening ceremony Tokyo 2021 in the live ticker

First report from 07/23/202:

Tokyo - The Olympic Games in Tokyo * are opened.

Shortly before lighting the flame, the organizers must report a maximum value for corona cases.

19 more corona cases * in connection with the Olympics were published on Friday (23.07.2021).


An aerobatic team should not be missing at the opening ceremony.

© Du Xiaoyi / dpa

This is the highest value since the tests began to be recorded on July 1st.

This increased the number of positive tests to a total of 106. As the organizing committee announced in the daily report published on Friday (23.07.2021), those affected include three athletes who do not come from Japan.

The organizing committee does not mention names or countries of origin.

The controversial Tokyo Games are due to open this Friday (1:00 p.m. CEST *) in the Olympic Stadium.

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said in a short video message that the Olympians gave many people "dreams and emotions" and encouraged them.

"Show your best performance," said Suga.

Tokyo is still in the fourth corona state of emergency until well after the end of the Olympic Games.

In surveys, a majority of the population had repeatedly spoken out in favor of a renewed postponement or cancellation of the games.

Opening ceremony Tokyo 2021 in the live ticker: "Unusual and bizarre" Olympic Games

“There is no sign of euphoria or a festive mood in the capital,” wrote the Japanese daily Asahi Shimbun.

"Many simply want the event to end without any serious problems." According to the paper, the Olympic Games are "unusual and bizarre" and begin in the midst of "division and distrust".

At the opening ceremony in the arena, which is largely empty due to the ban on spectators, the German team will move into the 115th of the 206 teams.

The team is led by the flag bearers Laura Ludwig and Patrick Hausding.

Japan's athletes are the last to enter the Olympic Stadium.

It is expected that Japan's Emperor Naruhito, as patron, will also officially declare the games open.

(With agency material)

* is part of IPPEN.MEDIA

List of rubric lists: © Du Xiaoyi / dpa

Source: merkur

All sports articles on 2021-07-23

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