The 2020 Tokyo Olympics kicks off on Friday (Today) with the opening ceremony was scheduled to begin at 8.PM Tokyo local time and 4.30 PM in Sri Lanka time.
The Games will be held in Tokyo under a state of emergency. and many of the country’s residents are adamantly opposed to holding the world sporting event at all.
Although there is a capacity of 68,000 cheering spectators there will only be, fewer than a thousand foreign dignitaries and diplomats, Olympic sponsors and members of the International Olympic Committee present as the Games officially begin. More than 200 countries will be taking part in the pageant parade with flags through Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium.
Since there are strict restrictions over 4 billion people across the world will be watching these Olympic Games through media, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has told the media before the ceremony.
Japan’s Emperor Naruhito, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, American first lady Jill Biden are supposed to present at the opening ceremony. The rest of the world including the Japanese public will watch, and cheer, on TV or via streaming services.
The opening ceremony will begin at 8 p.m. local time in Japan (4.30 PM Sri Lanka time) .