The biggest sporting event in the world 32nd Summer Olympic Games got underway with a glittering opening ceremony in Tokyo on Friday evening, after a one-year postponement due to the Corona virus pandemic. The mega quadrennial event is being held at the newly-built National Stadium in the Japanese capital.
The event started with pink fireworks bursting into the air after a countdown. The ceremony is taking place in presence of just a few hundred officials and dignitaries, including Japan’s Emperor Naruhito, French President Emmanuel Macron and US First Lady Jill Biden. Boxer M.C. Mary Kom and Indian Men’s Hockey team’s captain Manpreet Singh led the 127-member strong Indian contingent.