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Tokyo: Naomi Osaka Lit Up 2021 Olympic Opening Ceremony

Tokyo: Naomi Osaka Lit Up 2021 Olympic Opening Ceremony

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics is finally here!

After being postponed for over 12 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the opening ceremonies of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics took place on Friday morning at Olympic Stadium in the host city.

As countries across the world gather in Tokyo for the Olympic Games, all eyes turned to tennis superstar Naomi Osaka as she lit the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony.

With a blaze of indigo and white fireworks lighting the night sky, the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony marked the formal beginning of the Games, which will last from July 23 through August 8. The opening ceremony was the first taste of the massive time difference for Americans planning to follow the action at the Games as it is unfolding in Tokyo.

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The ceremonies began at 8 p.m. prime time in Tokyo. The opening ceremonies were quite a bit different with fans not being allowed to attend the Summer Games. Fans are not allowed to attend any of the events throughout the  Olympics due to the elevation in COVID-19 cases in Japan.

The opening ceremony concluded with the storied tradition of lighting the Olympic flame at Olympic Stadium. Tennis star Naomi Osaka who has born in Japan and is participating in her home country at the Games had the honor of lighting the cauldron with the Olympic flame, which signaled the start of the Tokyo Olympics.

The Games mark Naomi Osaka’s comeback after withdrawing from the French Open in May when she detailed her battles with anxiety and depression. It came after she previously announced she would not be participating in media availability, which resulted in her being fined $15,000.

Agnesisika’s blog promise to keep you up-to-date with all the latest news and action from Tokyo.

Let the games begin.

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