Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony: Photos of Team USA and More

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Olympics Opening Ceremony in Tokyo


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The postponed 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo kicked off with the Olympics opening ceremony on July 23 at 7 p.m. Tokyo time. After a year’s delay, the Olympics finally got underway. The 2020 Olympics were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic is still a part of our lives in 2021, so there will be no spectators during the Summer Games because of rising cases. The Olympians from the countries participating also wore masks during the opening ceremony.


Athletes from countries from around the world made their way across the Tokyo stage waving their flags. WNBA star Sue Bird and baseball star Eddy Alvarez will be Team USA’s official flag bearers during the Olympics opening ceremony. Ralph Lauren designed Team USA’s gorgeous opening ceremony outfits, which include a navy blue blazer, navy blue striped shirt, stars-and-stripes ascot, blue denim pants, and red, white, and blue sneakers. See more photos of the Olympics opening ceremony in our gallery now.

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Team Great Britain at the Opening Ceremony

Great Britain’s team flag bearers waved their flag proudly during the opening ceremony. The team wore navy jackets and white pants. 

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Team USA at the Opening Ceremony

USA! USA! USA! Team USA arrived at the opening ceremony on July 23. Many of the athletes had their phones in the air ready to capture every moment.

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Sue Bird and Eddy Alvarez

Sue Bird and Eddy Alvarez were the flag bearers for Team USA. They wore unique white jackets for the opening ceremony.

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Pita Taufatofua Is Back

Malia Paseka and Pita Taufatofua of Tonga carried their country's flag during the 2021 opening ceremony. Pita Taufatofua is known for being the shirtless flag bearer. 

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Team Canada at the Opening Ceremony

Miranda Ayim and Nathan Hirayama were Canada's flag bearers during the Olympics opening ceremony. The athletes wore red jackets and white pants.

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Team Italy at the Opening Ceremony

Jessica Rossi and Elia Viviani of Italy carried their country’s flag during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium. Team Italy rocked white tracksuits with their flag colors in the center of the jacket. 

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Team Ireland at the Opening Ceremony

Kellie Harrington and Brendan Irvine led Team Ireland while holding their flag at the opening ceremony. The team had on green Adidas jackets and blue pants for the event. 

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Team Greece at the Opening Ceremony

Team Greece represented their country proudly during the Olympics opening ceremony. The female athletes wore white dresses, while the men were in navy suits. 

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Team Argentina at the Opening Ceremony

Cecilia Carranza Saroli and Santiago Raul Lange of Argentina held their country’s flag during the Olympics opening ceremony. They were followed by the rest of Team Argentina.

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Team Yemen at the Opening Ceremony

Ahmed Ayash of Yemen was the sole flag bearer for his country at the Olympics opening ceremony. Yemen has five athletes competing. 

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Team Argentina at the Opening Ceremony

The Argentinian team cheered during their walk during their opening ceremony. They had one flag bearer. 




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Team Japan at the Opening Ceremony

Japan’s flag bearers carried the country’s flag at the start of the opening ceremony. The athletes wore red jackets and white pants. 

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Team India at the Opening Ceremony

Chungneijang Mery Kom Hmangte and Manpreet Singh of India waved their country’s flag during the opening ceremony. India has 120 competitors for the Summer ames. 

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Team Switzerland at the Opening Ceremony

Switzerland's flag-bearers include sprinter Mujinga Kambundji and épée fencer Max Heinzer. Team Switzerland wore mauve jackets and dark burgundy pants. 

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The Netherlands at the Opening Ceremony

Churandy Martina and Keet Oldenbeuving of The Netherlands carried the flag during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. The team looked chic in beige pantsuits. 

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Team Estonia at the Opening Ceremony

Estonia during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games. The teammates walked in blue dresses and blue suits. 

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Teams Israel and Italy at the Opening Ceremony

During a down moment at the opening ceremony, Team Israel and Team Italy intermingled. All athletes were masked for the ceremony.

 

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Team Ethiopia at the Summer Olympics

Abdelmalik Muktar of Ethiopia carried his country's flag during the opening ceremony. Ethiopia has 38 athletes competing.

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Team Australia at the Opening Ceremony

Team Australia's flag bearers were Patty Mills and Cate Campbell. The country has a whopping 470 athletes competing in the Summer ames.

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Team Egypt at the Opening Ceremony

Hedaya Wahba and Alaaeldin Abouelkassem of Egypt carried their country's flag during the opening ceremony. Egypt has 133 athletes competing this year.

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Team Armenia at the Opening Ceremony

Armenia's flag bearers were Armenia Varsenik Manucharyan and Hovhannes Bachkov. The country has 17 athletes competing this year. 

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Team Cuba at the Opening Ceremony

Yaime Perez and Mijain Lopez Nunez of Cuba were the country's flag bearers during the opening ceremony. Yaime is a discus thrower and Mijain is a wrestler. 

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Team Ghana at the Opening Ceremony

Team Ghana came together for the Olympics opening ceremony. The country has 14 athletes competing. 

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Team Ukraine at the Opening Ceremony

Olena Kostevych and Bogdan Nikishin of Ukraine carried their country's flag during the opening ceremony. The country has 155 athletes competing this Olympics.

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Patty Mills and Cate Campbell

Australia's flag bearers Patty Mills and Cate Campbell proudly looked up at their flag during the opening ceremony. Patty is an NBA basketball player representing Australia. Cate is a swimmer.

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Team Germany at the Olympics

Team Germany arrived at the opening ceremony and walked in front of Togo. Germany has 425 athletes competing at the Olympics. 

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Team Spain at the Opening Ceremony

Team Spain walked into the opening ceremony proudly on July 23. The female athletes wore red dresses and white jackets, while the male athletes wore red shirts, white jackets, and black pants. 

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Fireworks at the Olympics Opening Ceremony

Fireworks explode during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the Olympics, which are taking place in Tokyo, Japan. Due to COVID-19, there will not be any spectators. 

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Olympics Opening Ceremony Performers

Dancers perform during the Olympics opening ceremony in Tokyo, Japan. Japan’s opening performance stressed that the athletes are the beating heart of the Olympics. 

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Thomas Bach and Emperor Naruhito

Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, and Emperor Naruhito wave during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium. They were isolated and masked during the opening ceremony.

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The Olympic Rings

The Olympic Rings in front of the Olympic Stadium prior to the opening ceremony of the 2021 Olympics. This year’s Olympics will be unlike any other due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


This article originally appeared on Hollywood Life and is syndicated by Cheapism.