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The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

Japanese tennis prima Naomi Osaka lights the Olympic cauldron astatine the extremity of the opening ceremonial connected Friday, July 23.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

An overhead presumption of Osaka lighting the cauldron.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

Fireworks spell disconnected aft Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

Seiko Hashimoto, president of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, makes a code during the opening ceremony. At near is Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

Live performers airs arsenic the triathlon pictogram during the opening ceremony. There are 50 sports taking spot this twelvemonth successful the Tokyo Olympics, and each of their pictograms were acted retired by the performers.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

The Olympic emblem is carried toward the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

Japanese jazz composer Hiromi Uehara plays the soft during the opening ceremony.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

People transportation the Olympic emblem during the ceremony.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

Japan's Emperor Naruhito delivers a code and formally opens the Olympic Games connected Friday.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

During 1 information of the opening ceremony, determination were 1,800 drones flying implicit the stadium to signifier a globe successful the nighttime sky. As the glowing drones soared implicit the stadium, performers sang "Imagine" by John Lennon.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

Athletes from the United States march during the customary parade of nations.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

Members of the Refugee Olympic Team march during the parade of nations.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

Athletes from Team Norway instrumentality portion successful the parade of nations.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

Athletes from assorted nations beryllium during the opening ceremony.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

The Olympic teams from each state ticker performers connected stage.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

Members of Hong Kong's delegation airs for a selfie during the opening ceremony.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

US athletes clasp an American emblem during the parade of nations.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

Russian athletes airs for a photograph during the opening ceremony.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

Athletes from each nations stitchery wrong the stadium aft the parade of nations.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

Tongan flag-bearer Pita Taufatofua made headlines for going shirtless astatine the 2016 and 2020 opening ceremonies, and helium was astatine it again successful Tokyo. He volition beryllium competing successful taekwondo.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

Team Kazakhstan walks retired for the parade of nations.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

French athletes march during the opening ceremony.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

A subordinate of Egypt's delegation enters the stadium during the parade of nations.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

British flag-bearers Hannah Mills and Mohamed Sbihi pb retired the squad during the opening ceremony's parade of nations. Sbihi, a rower, made past arsenic Great Britain's archetypal Muslim flag-bearer.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

Greece's athletes march into the stadium to footwear disconnected the parade of nations.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

Dancers instrumentality portion successful the commencement of the opening ceremony.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

People execute during the opening ceremony.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

The Japanese emblem is carried during the opening ceremony. After the Japanese National Anthem was sung, a infinitesimal of soundlessness was called to retrieve the planetary victims of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

Performers instrumentality portion successful the opening ceremony.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

A performer acts during the opening ceremony.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

Jill Biden, the archetypal woman of the United States, takes portion successful a infinitesimal of soundlessness during the opening ceremony.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

The commencement of the ceremonial reflected the isolated grooming that galore athletes had to bash during the pandemic.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

A lone performer is seen during the commencement of the opening ceremony.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

Fireworks detonate implicit the stadium arsenic the opening ceremonial got underway.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

A unpaid is seen successful the mostly bare stadium connected Friday. Organizers said lone 950 VIPs would beryllium contiguous successful a stadium that tin spot astir 70,000 people.

The champion photos from the Tokyo Olympics

Fireworks airy up the entity connected Friday.

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