Team India at the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony
The Olympics Games were supposed to be conducted in 2020 in Tokyo, but the event was postponed owing to the devastating coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, the Tokyo Olympics 2020 kickstarted with an opening ceremony on Friday. India is the 21st country to enter the Olympics Games 2020. Boxer Mary Kom and the captain of the Indian hockey team Manpreet Singh are the flag-bearers of the Indian contingent. 29 Indian athletes and six officials are representing India in the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics.
Tribute to Lives Lost
A special segment is performed at the Tokyo Olympics to pay tribute to all the athletes who lost their lives due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A moment of silence is observed in respect of everyone who was a part of the Olympics moment but isn’t with us anymore. All the Israel athletes who lost their lives in the 1972 Munich Olympics are given special mentions.
The theme of the Tokyo Olympics’ opening ceremony is Moving Forward. The event starts with a 2013’s video revisiting when Tokyo was awarded the Olympics Games 2020. We see the video from an athlete perspective, the coronavirus pandemic hit the world, and everyone, including athletes, was forced to stay at home.
India has sent a total of 127 athletes across 18 sports; this is the highest number of athletes that India has ever sent in any Olympics. Six India officials participate in the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics; they are India’s Chef de Mission Birender Prasad Baishya, Team doctor Dr Arun Basil Mathew, Deputy Chef de Mission Dr Prem Verma, boxing coach Muhammad Ali Qamar, manager of the table tennis team MP Singh, and gymnastics coach Lakhan Sharma.
Indian athletes are ready to hustle the Olympics Games 2020; it will be an extraordinary event. India has big expectations from their athletes and hopes for their best performance. Let’s end this article with great blessings for our athletes and start the postponed game.