Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony: After India, Canada announce ‘only bare minimum athletes at Friday’s opening ceremony’

Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony: After India, Canada will have only few athletes at Friday's opening ceremony'
Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony: After India, Canada will have only few athletes at Friday's opening ceremony'

Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony – Minimum Athletes for Ceremony: Canada may be sending one of their biggest Olympics teams to the Tokyo Games but only a small fraction will attend the opening ceremony, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) said on Thursday. It is worth noting that even India has decided only to send minimum participants for the opening ceremony to avoid any kind of danger of Covid-19 infection.

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Tokyo Olympics Ceremony: After India, Canada announce ‘only bare minimum athletes at Friday’s opening ceremony’

Tokyo Olympics Opening – Minimum Athletes for Opening: Around 30-40 athletes from the 370-strong team will be at Friday’s event in a largely empty Tokyo Olympic stadium, bar a few hundred officials.

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“Athletes are only arriving in the village five days before they compete,” the COC said in a news release. “This means that there are less athletes in the village and that most of them are on the verge of competing.

“The focus of Team Canada remains on safety, performance, and adhering to the letter and spirit of the Tokyo 2020 playbooks.”

Basketball player Miranda Ayim and rugby sevens co-captain Nathan Hirayama will be the flag bearers for Canada’s biggest Olympic team since the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games.

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Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Rajeev Mehta, who is in the city, said not many will be there keeping in mind the risk of infection.
“We will try to have a bare minimum group out there. Kam se kam athletes ko utara jaega. The chef de mission and the deputy chef de mission will decide on the numbers tomorrow but our view is that the bare minimum should attend to ensure their safety in this crucial period,” Mehta told PTI.
Here are all the details for the opening of the Tokyo Olympics: 
Where will the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics take place : National Stadium in Tokyo.

At what time does the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics begin?
8 pm local time & 4:30 pm Indian Standard Time on 23rd July.
Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony LIVE Streaming details – Follow Tokyo Olympics live on SonyLIV & follow all LIVE updates on InsideSport.co.