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Olympic flame lit in Tokyo: 2020 Olympic Games start – video

Source : 112 Ukraine

The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games has finished in Tokyo
19:01, 23 July 2021

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The solemn ceremony of the opening of the 2020 Olympic Games took place in Tokyo.

2020 Olympic Games will become the most unusual ever. The opening ceremony and competitions will take place at empty stadiums: fans are not allowed to admit to the event as the emergency state was announced in Tokyo due to the threat of the increase of the number of coronavirus infection cases.

Nevertheless, the authorities of Tokyo stated about the readiness of the medical system to hold the Games: the population of the city is being actively vaccinated; the safety measures will be increased at the places of the event. Particularly, handshakes and hugs will be canceled; the athletes will wear medals by themselves.

On July 17, the organizers reported the first case of infection with coronavirus in the Olympic village; however, they reported that this person is not an athlete. Later, two footballers from South Africa received positive results of the PCR tests. Currently, 110 persons are infected; 10 of them are athletes. Any Ukrainian athletes are infected.

The scandals also occurred: the official website of the Olympic Games published the map of Ukraine without Crimea. Later, the organizers corrected the map.

 

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