After a year-long delay, the Tokyo Olympics is lastly right here with the Olympic Ceremony set to happen on Friday.
The competitors had been resulting from happen final summer season however was pushed again by 12 months because of the outbreak of coronavirus.
The Games can be like none different seen prior to now, with followers prohibited from the venues with Tokyo underneath a fourth state of emergency, whereas head of the organising committee Toshiro Muto has nonetheless not dominated out a last-minute cancellation.
Nonetheless, with followers absent it is the athletes that can take centre stage. And although the Opening Ceremony will not be till Friday, the motion has already began with plenty of disciplines getting underway on Wednesday, together with Team GB‘s girls’s soccer crew.
With the Olympics happening in Japan, a big proportion of the motion will happen between midnight and 3pm BST for UK viewers.
But to not fear, as Sportsmail will maintain you recent with all the most recent information and updates proper via till the closing ceremony on August 8.
Team GB athletes will produce a report low turnout for Olympic Games opening ceremony in Tokyo with simply THIRTY selecting to attend over Covid fears… as a Chilean taekwondo participant and Dutch skateboarder see their video games ended after contracting the virus
The Team GB delegation on the Opening Ceremony will solely quantity round 30 – with involved athletes selecting to not attend the showpiece occasion amid issues over Covid-19. The improvement comes as Chilean taekwondo participant Fernanda Aguirre and Dutch skateboarder Candy Jacobs have been dominated out of the Games after testing optimistic for Covid-19. A report low turnout will stroll behind the union flag on Friday evening, at a present which can be broadcast to thousands and thousands all over the world. Officials had hoped round 50 athletes would participate, which might nonetheless characterize a fraction of the same old 200 in non-pandemic occasions.