Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony Highlights – Full Timeline

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JUL 23, 2021 08:20 PM IST


The different colours and also shades of yellow, the colour of the sunflower, illuminate the stadium.


JUL 23, 2021 08:18 PM IST


One action each time, the Globe recuperates. Osaka goes up the actions, reverses to look at every person and then lights the Cauldron.



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It is passed by Judo Olympic champ and Olympic champion in wrestling NOMURA Tadahiro and YOSHIDA Saori, respectively.

The Olympic fire is passed on to the former Baseball gamers NAGASHIMA Shigeo, OH Sadaharu, and MATSUI Hideki.

JUL 23, 2021 08:08 PM IST


We are first taken through a mosaic of Olympic Torch relays from the past editions and worldwide. We remain in the last lap of this opening event.

JUL 23, 2021 08:04 PM IST

Successive: A kabuki performance.

Next up: A kabuki performance Ebizo Ichikawa as well as a piano masterclass from Grammy winner HIROMI.

JUL 23, 2021 08:02 PM IST

A quick scenic tour via all the places

We currently have a video skit, including ARAKAWA Shizuka– Torino 2006 figure skating champion.

We’re being taken around the places and sites in Tokyo to say: “Tokyo prepares”.

JUL 23, 2021 07:57 PM IST


We currently have a Japanese quiet funny pantomime Hitoshi, duo, and masa, taking us via all 50 sporting activities pictograms utilized for the Games.

JUL 23, 2021 07:48 PM IST

The Olympic Flag is currently making its entry right into the stadium.

The flagbearers are:

Asia: MOMOTA Kento, JPN, tennis

Oceania: Elena Galiabovitch, AUS, capturing

Americas: Paula Pareto, ARG, judo

Africa: Mehdi Essadiq, MAR, triathlon

Europa: Paola Ogechi Egonu, ITA, volleyball

JUL 23, 2021 07:44 PM IST

Emperor states the Games open.

His Majesty Emperor Naruhito declares the 32nd Olympic Games Open.

” I declare open the Games of Tokyo, commemorating the XXXII Olympiad of the modern period.”

And with that said, fireworks.

JUL 23, 2021 07:40 PM IST

Bach welcomes the IOC refugee team.

Bach invites the IOC refugee team, who are taking part in the Games for the second time.

He welcomes them with open arms as well as uses them as a relaxed residence.

JUL 23, 2021 07:39 PM IST

” The World is one.”

Drones make the Olympics symbol adhered to by the Globe.

JUL 23, 2021 07:31 PM IST

Next up, we have Thomas Bach.

Next up, Thomas Bach stalks attend to the dignitaries as well as the athletes.

Today is a minute of hope.

Let us value this minute because ultimately we are here, all together. Professional athletes from 205 National Olympic Committees and the IOC Refugee Olympic Team, living under one roofing together in the Olympic Village.

This is the unifying power of sporting activity.

We can just be entirely right here due to you, our thoughtful hosts– the Japanese people, to whom we would love to express all our recognition and support.

JUL 23, 2021 07:30 PM IST

Message of Unity

Olympic tale Cathy Freeman with a message of unity

JUL 23, 2021 07:23 PM IST

A terrific picture of the planet is revealed via electronic drone cameras adhered to by a performance of several Grammy honour champion John Lennon’s classic, Imagine. The Suginami Junior Chorus is carrying it out.

participate in the other parts of the tune, pre-recorded in different places around the world.

JUL 23, 2021 07:20 PM IST

Drones develop Olympic symbol.

symbol. This is the Olympics. This is the true spirit of the video game.

JUL 23, 2021 07:13 PM IST

Adding even more flavour

Performance of the TV crew, adding a brand-new flavour to this opening event

JUL 23, 2021 07:10 PM IST

Currently, the Olympic oath is being taken

Now, the Olympic vow is being taken.

YAMAGATA Ryota (sports) and ISHIKAWA Kasumi (table tennis) checked out the oath for the athletes.

JUL 23, 2021 07:08 PM IST




More powerful


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2024 Olympics host.

Below come the host of the 2024 Paris Games- France. They are the penultimate country.

JUL 23, 2021 07:01 PM IST.

Get in: USA.

They have sent out 613 athletes to contend in 35 sports. They are the most influential nation in the history of the Olympics.

JUL 23, 2021 07:00 PM IST.

Luxembourg- a country no. 200.

The nation no. 200- Luxembourg.

Country no. 201- Rwanda.

Country no. 202-Lesotho.

Country no. 203- Lebanon.

JUL 23, 2021 06:57 PM IST.

Libya walkout next off.

Libya goes out next adhered to by Europe’s Liechtenstein.

Liberia and Romania join them.

Contingent no. 200, Romania.

JUL 23, 2021 06:55 PM IST.

Jordan participates.

Montenegro remains in the following. Jordan quickly joined her.

Next up: Lao P.D.R. as well as Latvia.

JUL 23, 2021 06:54 PM IST.

Morocco has arrived.

Time to invite the section from Morocco. Mongolia follows them.

JUL 23, 2021 06:53 PM IST.

Maldives march out next off.

Maldives contingent walkout following, as well as the Republic of Moldova, joins them.

JUL 23, 2021 06:52 PM IST.

Next up: Mauritius.

Next up: Mauritius.

Mauritiana, as well as Mozambique up next.

Monaco up next.

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Back to Africa.

Time to invite the professional athletes from South Africa.

After that, we have Myanmar.

164 athletes will undoubtedly be participating from Mexico.

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Malawi is next.

The Malawi contingent appeared in high spirits as well as are all smiles. Joining them are Mali.

Malta goes out following followed by Malaysia.

Micronesia makes their 6th look.

JUL 23, 2021 06:45 PM IST.

Hong Kong in next.

Hong Kong, China, go out next off. Forty-two professional athletes in 14 sporting activities will be participating.

Honduras come in next.

JUL 23, 2021 06:45 PM IST.

Talk about an entryway.

The Portugal set march out dancing. Tremendous energy.

JUL 23, 2021 06:43 PM IST.

Bosnia, as well as Herzegovina, up following.

Bosnia and also Herzegovina, and also Botswana march out next.

Team Bolivia follows them.

JUL 23, 2021 06:42 PM IST.

Back to Europe.

Out walk a 122-athlete solid set of Belgium. Other than 1904, they have taken part in every game.

Poland is up next.

JUL 23, 2021 06:40 PM IST.

Venezuela walks in now.

Venezuela walks in now complied with by Belarus.

They are adhered to by Belize as well as Peru.

JUL 23, 2021 06:39 PM IST.

Vietnam is up following.

Vietnam follows them.

The athletes from Benin stroll in.

JUL 23, 2021 06:38 PM IST.

American Samoa is up following.

Virgin Islands, USA and also American Samoa are up next.

JUL 23, 2021 06:37 PM IST.

Burkina Faso is up following.

Burundi and Brunei Darussala adhere to Burkina Faso.

JUL 23, 2021 06:36 PM IST.

Bhutan and also Brazil are here.

Bhutan and Puerto Rico are up next.

They are adhered to by Brazil.

301 gamers from Brazil will take part.

Next, Bulgaria.

JUL 23, 2021 06:34 PM IST.

Timor-Leste is up next.

Timor-Leste and Fiji are up next.

They are complied with by the Philippines and also Finland.

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A large Hungary contingent is out next.

166-athlete solid Hungary is up next.

They are adhered to by Bangladesh.

JUL 23, 2021 06:32 PM IST.


Barbados follow the following.

They are adhered to by Palestine.

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Frequently rated among the Globe’s happiest places, Paraguay is out next.

JUL 23, 2021 06:29 PM IST.

Papua New Guinea and also the Bahamas comply with.

Papua New Guinea and also the Bahamas adhere to.

After them, welcome Team Bermuda.

Palau, a nation in the Western Pacific, is up following.

JUL 23, 2021 06:28 PM IST.

Panama is up following.

Panama, as well as Vanuatu, make their escape next.

JUL 23, 2021 06:27 PM IST.

Bahrain and also Haiti follow.

Welcome, the set from Bahrain and also Haiti.

Pakistan follows them.

JUL 23, 2021 06:26 PM IST.

New Zealand has arrived.

Below comes New Zealand. 223 professional athletes in this section.

They are adhered to by the Asian country of Nepal.

Next up, group Norway.

JUL 23, 2021 06:25 PM IST.

Nauru followed by Niger.

That of Niger follows the section of Nauru.

JUL 23, 2021 06:23 PM IST.

Tonga and also Nigeria.

Tonga athletes get in the ceremony.

Then, out come the Nigerians.

JUL 23, 2021 06:21 PM IST.

Trinidad and also Tobago leave next.

Professional athletes from Trinidad, as well as Tobago, leave next off.

Turkmenistan, from Central Asia, have nine professional athletes taking part.

They are complied with by Turkey.

JUL 23, 2021 06:19 PM IST.

Successive, Germany.

Successive, Germany obtain a massive welcome from Thomas Bach.

They are complied with by Togo and Dominica.

The Dominican Republic follows them.

JUL 23, 2021 06:17 PM IST.

Outcome Chile and Tuvalu.

Team Chile is way their escape.

Tuvalu and Denmark follow.

JUL 23, 2021 06:15 PM IST.

Tunisia leaves next.

The Tunisian contingent goes out following.

JUL 23, 2021 06:15 PM IST.


China leaves next. 406-member set for the Tokyo Olympics. LARGE!

JUL 23, 2021 06:14 PM IST.

Chad and the Central African Republic.

From North-Centra Africa is Chad.

The central African Republic leaves next.

JUL 23, 2021 06:12 PM IST.

Tajikistan as well as Tanzania next.

Tajikistan comes out next.

Tanzania is up following complied with by the Czech Republic.

JUL 23, 2021 06:10 PM IST.

Back to Asia.

Thailand is up following. The Republic of Korea marches out next off.

Chinese Taipei goes out.

JUL 23, 2021 06:10 PM IST.

Another Caribbean country.

St Lucia in following and are complied with by Somalia.

Next up, Solomon Islands.

JUL 23, 2021 06:08 PM IST.

Outcomes Serbia.

Serbia comes out next off. They are complied with by the Caribbean country of Saint Kitts as well as Nevis.

JUL 23, 2021 06:06 PM IST.

Slovenia, as well as Seychelles, adhere to.

Equatorial Guinea and afterwards Senegal come out next.

JUL 23, 2021 06:06 PM IST.


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Sri Lanka is next.

Sri Lanka walkout next complied with by Slovakia.

JUL 23, 2021 06:04 PM IST.

Spain is next.

The Spanish contingent walks out next off.

Professional athletes from Suriname are in the following.

JUL 23, 2021 06:03 PM IST.

A bird’s-eye view of what the parade looks like.

An aerial view of what the parade resembles. (AFP).

JUL 23, 2021 06:02 PM IST.

Switzerland, as well as Sweden, take centre phase.

Switzerland, one of the countries to have participated in all Olympic Games, are here.

Sweden and Sudan comply with next.

JUL 23, 2021 06:00 PM IST.

Outcome Syria.

Outcome Syria and they are adhered to by Singapore.

Successive, Zimbabwe.

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Jamaica is next.

Djibouti is up following as well as they are adhered to by Jamaica.

Right here come Georgia.

JUL 23, 2021 05:58 PM IST.

Sierra Leone.

From West Africa with four professional athletes, outcome Sierra Leone.

JUL 23, 2021 05:57 PM IST.

San Marino and also ROC make their escape next.

San Marino and also ROC (Russian Olympic Committee) up next.

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Zambia is up next.

Sao Tome, as well as Principe, an African island nation.

Successive, Zambia.

JUL 23, 2021 05:55 PM IST.

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Saudi Arabia leaves following, and also behind them is the country of Samoa.

JUL 23, 2021 05:53 PM IST.

Colombia complied with by Congo and also DR Coming.

Next up are the Colombians. They are adhered to by group Congo as well as group D.R. Congo.

JUL 23, 2021 05:52 PM IST.


Kosovo is out following adhered to by Comoros.

JUL 23, 2021 05:52 PM IST.

VIEW VIDEO: Indian contingent in the ceremony.

Indian section during the parade.

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Cream colour Coast in next.

Cote’ D’Ivoire or Ivory Coast have the professional athletes walking out.

Costa Rica in following.

JUL 23, 2021 05:50 PM IST.

50th Olympics for Kenya.

The Cayman Islands remain in following complied with by the East African nation of Kenya.

JUL 23, 2021 05:49 PM IST.

Caribbean and Croatia comply with.

The Caribbean nation of Grenada makes their escape following.

Group Croatia, 59-member strong, leave next.

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The Cook Islands.

Kuwait, as well as the Cook Islands, leave next off. Six gamers are representing the last.

JUL 23, 2021 05:47 PM IST.

Guam makes their nine looks at the Games.

Successive, Guam, a tiny island in the western pacific.

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Guatemala professional athletes are here.

Kyrgyzstan and also Guatemala make their escape after Kiribati.

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Kiribati, as well as Cuba up next.

Cuba, an island South of the USA, come out next. 68 members are taking part this time.

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Guinea, as well as Cyprus, leave next.

Guinea has just one athlete participating in Tokyo this time around. Successive, Guinea-Bissau leaves next. They are complied with by Cyprus.

JUL 23, 2021 05:43 PM IST.

Cambodia and North Macedonia are out next.

The Cambodians North Macedonia out next off.

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An additional Central Africa nation is out.

Cameron, from central Africa, are out next.

Next off, we have the Gambia.

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Canada and also Gabon are out next.

Canada is adhered to by Gabon, a nation in central Africa.

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Guyana’s contingent makes their way out following.

Successive: Kazakhstan.

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Oman next off.

Oman is following complied with the Netherlands.

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Australia is right here.

Eswatini was adhered to by Australia as well as Austria.

JUL 23, 2021 05:30 PM IST.

Egypt makes an appearance.

The African country of Egypt makes their appearance.

From the North of Europe, Estonia is up next.

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Ecuador in next.

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Great Britain is in the following.

Virgin Island, British are up next.

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Uruguay is up following.

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Ukraine walkout next.

Ukraine is walking up now. Uzbekistan strolls in currently.

JUL 23, 2021 05:24 PM IST.

Indonesia Uganda.

Indonesian section is next and after that is the East African nation of Uganda.

JUL 23, 2021 05:23 PM IST.


Manpreet Singh and also Mary Kom lead out India’s contingent at the opening event parade. Their most significant contingent.

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Iran next off.

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Israel follow.

Israel up next.

Continuing with nations beginning with ‘I’, Italy makes their escape.

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Andorra, a two-member group, are next.

Yemen’s contingent leaves following.

JUL 23, 2021 05:18 PM IST.

Antigua and also Barbuda get in the FOP next.

Antigua, as well as Barbuda, with six professional athletes, make their way out next.

JUL 23, 2021 05:17 PM IST.

Angola, an African nation, next.

Armenia and also Angola go into the ceremony next.

JUL 23, 2021 05:16 PM IST.

Aruna, Albania next.

Aruba enters the ceremony next.

At no. 11 are Albania.

JUL 23, 2021 05:15 PM IST.

Argentina is full of spirits.

Argentina athletes come out dance, appreciating themselves.

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UAE and Algeria follow.

UAE and also the Algerian section adhere to.

JUL 23, 2021 05:12 PM IST.

Ireland, Azerbaijan next.

They are complied with by Ireland- Kellie Harrington and also Brendan Irvine are the.

Complied with by Azerbaijan.

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Olympic Refugee team makes it means out.

Iceland follows them.

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Welcome the Olympians.

The Greece contingent makes it means out. A total of 83 professional athletes. Anna Korakaki and Eleftherios Petrounias – that compete in shooting and creative gymnastics, respectively – are the flag bearers.

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The band carries out the motions of the professional athletes. A video montage is being played as every beat matches the activities of the athletes.

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Muhammad Yunus obtained Olympic Laurel.

The business receives the Olympic Laurel!

JUL 23, 2021 05:03 PM IST.

Olympic sign, the five rings take shape.

As well as gradually, with tune and dancing, the Olympic rings construct and also we have a round of fireworks again.

JUL 23, 2021 05:01 PM IST.


Below come the Olympic Rings, entering the arena.

As previously explained, they are constructed from timber drawn from trees planted by athletes of the Olympic Games of Tokyo 1964.

Each ring is four metres in diameter. Paper lanterns accompany them.

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An exceptional dance performance was adhered to by tap dance.

Currently, we have professional dancers impersonated carpenters performing a special dance series. The Globe will undoubtedly remain in sync just like these musicians for the following 17 days as they commemorate Tokyo 2020.

Successive tap-dancing takes centre phase, executing his very own choreography.

JUL 23, 2021 04:54 PM IST.

Minute of silence, a homage to lives shed.

Special mention for the Israeli professional athletes that lost their lives during the attack in the 1972 Munich Olympics. A minute of silence is observed regarding those who were part of the Olympic movement and aren’t there anymore.

JUL 23, 2021 04:53 PM IST.

The motif of the opening event is.


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Japanese national anthem time.

The national anthem of Japan is currently being sung and will be hosted by Japan’s self-defence forces. Japanese vocalist songwriter MISIA executes a stunning performance of the Japanese nationwide anthem – “Kimigayo”.

Japan simply acknowledged the vital function that healthcare workers have played, not just in the organization of these Games, yet in assisting individuals of the country battle the Covid-19 pandemic, by consisting of one of them throughout the flag-raising ceremony during the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony. It is an excellent sign of the tough times we are living in and what we owe to.

JUL 23, 2021 04:47 PM IST.

Japan’s heroes take centre stage.

The Japanese national flag was brought out initially. It is lugged by.

MIYAKE Yoshinobu, two-time Olympic champ, weightlifting.

TAKAHASHI Naoko, Olympic champ, marathon.

TABATA Momoha, Youth Olympic Games medallist, curling.

SAKAI Hibiki, percussionist.

DOHI Keita, Youth Olympic Games champion, sporting activity climbing.

ASABA Mizuki, rescue employee.

JUL 23, 2021 04:43 PM IST.

Thomas Bach gets here.

The emperor, as well as IOC head of state Thomas Bach, get here.

JUL 23, 2021 04:41 PM IST.

Dancers take centre stage.

A team of professional dancers take centre phase. It is showing the message, unified by emotion as well as addition. The motto of these Tokyo Olympics.

Japan’s Arisa Tsubata, a nurse and fighter, takes centre phase for this following sector. She is leaving on a treadmill, representing the willpower of the preparations that have gone into the Games.

JUL 23, 2021 04:37 PM IST.


We’re dealt with initially to a video taking another look at 2013 when Tokyo was first awarded the Olympic Games of 2020.

In the years given that, points have changed. The pandemic hit the Globe in 2015, and also everybody, consisting of the athletes, was required to stay at home.

This tale and also this 8-year trip is being distinguished from the professional athletes’ viewpoint.

And now, the countdown, from 20.

As it strikes 0, an aerial shot of the Tokyo Olympic Stadium, fireworks appear. What a beginning!

JUL 23, 2021 04:36 PM IST.


A ring of fireworks around the roof covering of the arena get the program began.

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Just about 10 mins to go!

The spectacle will start to unravel at the Olympic Stadium Tokyo, in regarding 10 minutes from now.

JUL 23, 2021 04:04 PM IST.

Sathiyan offers a glance at the preparations.

India’s ace paddler Sathiyan is already.

JUL 23, 2021 03:44 PM IST.

Six authorities: India’s Chef de Mission Birender Prasad Baishya, Deputy Chef de Mission Dr Prem Verma, Team medical professional Dr Arun Basil Mathew, supervisor of table tennis team MP Singh, boxing instructor Muhammad Ali Qamar as well as acrobatics coach Lakhan Sharma.

JUL 23, 2021 03:42 PM IST.

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India’s toughness at the opening ceremony. An overall of 25 Indians will undoubtedly participate in the opening event; 19 athletes and six officials.

JUL 23, 2021 03:28 PM IST.

Solid capturing section.

The capturing set of India is a 15-member solid, with Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker headlining the line-up.

JUL 23, 2021 03:23 PM IST.

Manika, Sharath pull out.

The latest developments expose that paddlers Manika Batra and Sharath Kamal will certainly not take part in the opening event as they start their blended increases campaign beforehand July 24.

JUL 23, 2021 03:17 PM IST.

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Hi as well as welcome to our online blog site on Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony. Twenty-five participants from the Indian section will undoubtedly go to the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.