• Here's Why Greece Always Goes First in the Olympic Parade of Nations

    2 monthes ago - By Pop Sugar

    If you've ever watched even one Olympics opening ceremony , you've probably noticed something particular about the Parade of Nations: Greece always walks in first. No matter where the Olympics are held, the Greek delegation traditionally enters first, and there's a very simple explanation for this.
    As NBC Sports has reported, Greece's position of honor in the Parade of Nations is a tribute to its history as the birthplace of the ancient Olympics , as well as the host of the first modern Olympics in 1896. At every Olympics, the Greek delegation leads the way, followed then by all the other...
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  • I'm Pretty Sure These Shirtless Olympic Flag Bearers Caused a Body Oil Shortage in Tokyo

    I'm Pretty Sure These Shirtless Olympic Flag Bearers Caused a Body Oil Shortage in Tokyo

    2 monthes ago - By Pop Sugar

    This just in: there's a body oil shortage in Tokyo, all thanks to Riilio Rii and Pita Taufatofua. The Vanuatuan and Tongan flag bearers, respectively, waltzed into the Olympics opening ceremony with their shirtless, oiled-up bodies on full display, rivaling the tantalizing sheen of a fresh glazed doughnut. You may recognize Pita's name from past Olympic Games, as he showed off his abs while representing Tonga in both Rio de Janeiro and Pyeongchang , but this year, he was joined by Riilio, a rower and newcomer to the delicate art of opening ceremony thirst-trapping.
    Upon catching a glimpse...
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  • Olympic opening ceremony highlights fellowship of nations united by competition

    Olympic opening ceremony highlights fellowship of nations united by competition

    2 monthes ago - By Who TV

    TOKYO - For the last 16 months, COVID-19 has literally kept us apart. After a year-long postponement, the Olympic opening ceremony proved that the 206 nations competing are all united through emotion.
    “We have such a great deal of respect for the Japanese people who are such a hospitable people,” said Susanne Lyons, President and Chair of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee.
    With the lighting of the torch by tennis star Naomi Osaka, Japan treated the globe to an eye-popping display of culture, tradition, innovation, and compassion.
    9 athletes with Iowa connections competing in the...
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  • Naomi Osaka Lights the Olympic Cauldron During the Tokyo Opening Ceremony

    2 monthes ago - By Pop Sugar

    Seeing the Olympic torch being carried is one of the most iconic moments during the Olympic Games. And not only is 23-year-old and four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka , who represents Japan, making her Olympic debut, but she also had the honor of being the final torchbearer, lighting up Japan National Stadium's cauldron during the opening ceremony for the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo.
    According to NBC , "the flame was originally lit at a ceremony in Olympia on March 12, 2020, but as a precaution against COVID-19, the Greek portion of the torch relay was canceled." The flame was kept lit this...
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  • Why Wasn't Simone Biles at the Olympics Opening Ceremony? Don't Worry, She Still Got to Celebrate!

    2 monthes ago - By Pop Sugar

    🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸Love it! Sam Mikulak gets flagbearer honors as the Women's and Men's gymnastics teams from the USA hold their own private Opening Ceremony, since they won't be able to be in the Stadium tonight. tokyo2020 gymnastics olympics
    🎥 Lisa Spini pic.twitter.com/Auruiq67Tc - Inside Gymnastics July 23, 2021
    If you watched the more than two hours of athletes walking in the Opening Ceremony in Tokyo and you were excitedly waiting to see Team USA, especially Simone Biles, you might have been disappointed since she wasn't there. Don't worry - she's OK! According to the NY Times , the Women's...
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  • Look: Americans enter Olympic Stadium in Tokyo for opening ceremony

    Look: Americans enter Olympic Stadium in Tokyo for opening ceremony

    2 monthes ago - By Wood TV

    TOKYO - The Americans have arrived for the Olympics.
    The United States entered Olympic Stadium in Tokyo for the opening ceremony on Friday.
    Look: ‘Shirtless Tongan' Pita Taufatofua delivers again at Tokyo Olympics
    TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: Flag bearers Sue Bird and Eddy Alvares of Team United States lead their team out during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: Team USA enter the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan...
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  • WATCH: Naomi Osaka Lights the Olympic Cauldron in First Major Public Appearance Since Opting Out of French Open

    2 monthes ago - By Mediaite

    Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka was revealed as the final torchbearer at the Tokyo Games, lighting the Olympic cauldron.
    It's tradition to keep the final torchbearer at the Olympics a secret until the cauldron is about to be lit. For Osaka, it was her first major public appearance since opting out of the French Open in May, citing mental health concerns.
    The Tokyo Olympics have been surrounded by controversy for the last 16 months, forced to postpone the Games last year because of the global pandemic. With a new wave of Covid-19 raging on in Japan, calls to postpone the Games again have...
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  • Tennis Star Naomi Osaka Ignites Opening Ceremony as She Lights Olympic Cauldron

    Tennis Star Naomi Osaka Ignites Opening Ceremony as She Lights Olympic Cauldron

    2 monthes ago - By E! Online

    This girl is on fire!
    Naomi Osaka aced her role in the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony on Friday, July 23. The tennis champion, who is competing for her home country of Japan in the...
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  • How the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony Honored the Pandemic-And Celebrated How Far We've Come

    How the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony Honored the Pandemic-And Celebrated How Far We've Come

    2 monthes ago - By E! Online

    It's been a long countdown to the Tokyo Olympics.
    When the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro capped off close to five years ago, there was no telling then that...
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  • Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony Review: Naomi Osaka & Tonga Man's Return Couldn't Elevate Downbeat Affair Of NBC's Live Morning Broadcast

    2 monthes ago - By Deadline

    SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of this morning's Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony live on NBC. Ever imagine what it would be like if they held an Olympics and almost nobody came? Well, with Japanese-born tennis superstar Naomi Osaka holding the flame and lighting the cauldron, today's opening ceremony of the coronavirus hobbled Games of...
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  • 5 Highlights From Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony

    2 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    The 2020 Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony started before you woke up this morning, and just wrapped up. Plenty happened over the course of the NBC telecast's 4-hour, 5-minute runtime - we've got 5 highlights here.
    This is NBC's 17th Olympics. The first one for the Comcast-owned broadcast network also took place in Tokyo. These games are the first for NBCUniversal streaming service Peacock.
    Find our standout moments below.
    Drone the World
    This was super cool. This is 1,824 drones, which started as the symbol for the Tokyo 2020 Games and repositioned to become our planet, as you can see...
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  • Tonga's Oiled-Up Flag Bearer Is Back and Heating Up the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony

    Tonga's Oiled-Up Flag Bearer Is Back and Heating Up the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony

    2 monthes ago - By E! Online

    No shirt? No problem!
    As the Tokyo Olympic Games kicked off Friday, July 23, all eyes were on the Opening Ceremony where athletes from around the world safely participated in the Parade...
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  • John Legend and Keith Urban Make Surprise Appearance at the Olympics Opening Ceremony in "Imagine" Video

    John Legend and Keith Urban Make Surprise Appearance at the Olympics Opening Ceremony in "Imagine" Video

    2 monthes ago - By E! Online

    Imagine our surprise when John Legend and Keith Urban unexpectedly appeared on our screens during the Opening Ceremony at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
    That's exactly what happened on...
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