Tokyo, Japan, July 23, 2021 - Athletes and spectators have gathered in Tokyo for a two week long festival of sport – the olympic games.
The opening ceremony showcased the vibrancy and the color and diversity of Japan as the games officially kick off at the magnificent olympic stadium.
At the start of the ceremony, conceived by music, typical Japanese dancers, art and culture as nations wept and bowed their heads with the emotion of the moment. The sharp edge of competition was put aside for the opening ceremony.
There was a celebration of the diverse costumes and music from the 209 countries represented at the games. There were smiles and laughter. And as is now traditional at such events the skies were lit up by a myriad of fireworks.
On August 8th the curtain of this sporting event will fall, until then, its promise of offering a memorable and historic event to the globe won’t stop, so if you are not in town, it’s time to get into the next flight.