Let the video games start!
After a lot anticipation—and one lengthy 12 months 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 around the globe are coming collectively to formally kick off the video games with the Opening Ceremony. Whereas many viewers are used to a number of lights, dancers and performances, as we speak’s occasion is anticipated to look slightly completely different.
Based on Opening Ceremony govt producer Marco Balich, this 12 months’s affair will probably be scaled down occasion provided that the coronavirus pandemic remains to be impacting your complete world. “It is going to be a way more sobering ceremony,” he instructed Reuters. “Nonetheless, with stunning Japanese aesthetics. Very Japanese, but in addition in sync with the sentiment of as we speak, the truth. We’ve to do our greatest to finish this distinctive and hopefully the one one among its type Olympics.”
Based on 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.