Tokyo Olympics 2020: The Olympic Games have started today in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. The Tokyo Olympics has started through the ranking round of the Archery event. However, the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics will be held in the evening. According to Indian time, the opening ceremony will start from 4.30 pm and its live telecast can be seen on Sony Network.
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, not much information has been revealed about how the opening ceremony will be organized. Many questions related to Tokyo Olympics will be answered only after the opening ceremony. In view of the havoc of Covid 19, only very few players and staff from every country will be a part of the opening ceremony.
The Olympic Federation of India has also taken many important decisions in view of the havoc of Covid 19. 24 members will participate in the opening ceremony from India, in which 18 players and 6 staff members have been kept. The players who have to participate in the event on the first and second day have been kept away from the opening ceremony. The pairing of Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal will not be a part of the opening ceremony.
The largest contingent in the history of the Olympic Games from India is participating. 119 players have reached Tokyo to get India a medal. Earlier, 118 players had entered the field for India in the Rio Olympics. India expects medals in badminton, shooting, boxing, hockey, wrestling and javelin throw.
Along with this, India would also like to recover from the disappointing performance of the Rio Olympics. After winning record 6 medals in the 2012 Olympics, India got only two medals in the Rio Olympics.
11,000 athletes from 205 countries are participating in the Tokyo Olympics. The Tokyo Olympics will run from 23 July to 8 August. Tokyo Olympics will see 339 events in the next 17 days.
Due to the coronavirus, the way to the Olympic Games is not easy for the players. On July 22, more than 2 thousand cases of coronavirus have been reported in Tokyo. Not only this but some cases of coronavirus have also been found in the Olympic village (Khel Gaon). In view of the threat of coronavirus, players will have to undergo Covid 19 test every day. Players can participate in the event only after the Covid 19 report comes negative.
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