Tokyo 2020: Opening ceremony kicking off (LIVE)

14:40   23 July, 2021

The opening ceremony of the 32nd Summer Olympics will get underway Friday in Tokyo, the capital of Japan, at 3pm Armenia time.

Due to the coronavirus-related restrictions, however, this event at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium will be held without spectators.

Armenia’s flag bearers at the opening ceremony will be swimmer Varsenik Manucharyan and boxer Hovhannes Bachkov, and only officials and journalists will be present in the stands.

A total of 206 delegations will take part in the opening ceremony.

Of the world leaders, only French President Emmanuel Macron is present at this event.

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian will also be on hand at the opening ceremony.

Armenia will have 17 athletes competing in eight sports.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics had been postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and they will be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021.

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