Everything you need to know about the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony is right here.
Tokyo recently entered a state of emergency – banning crowds from attending Olympic events. This means that the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony will have a completely different feel compared to previous Olympics with no fans allowed.
Nations walking into a packed house full of fans, friends and family won’t be happening, instead, it will predominantly be all athletes that will be in attendance at the Opening Ceremony.
How to watch the Tokyo Opening Ceremony in Australia?
The Tokyo Olympic games will be officially opened on Friday, July 23. The opening ceremony will go for 3 hours and start at 7pm (AWST), and run until around 10pm (AWST).
To watch the Tokyo Olympics live make sure to tune into Channel 7 or jump on 7plus to stream all the action.
Australia parade uniform
Sportscraft is again the designer of the Australian Olympic teams uniform for the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony.
The designs are inspired by electric lights, vibrant colours and bustling atmosphere associated with the Japanese capital. However, they are still true to the Australian heritage, lifestyle as well as functional.
This Olympics though a touch of history has been added with the Olympic blazer lined with the names of all 320 Australian Olympic gold medallists.
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Who will be the flag-bearer for Australia?
Australia will have two Olympic flag-bearers at the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony.
Basketball champion Patty Mills will be Australia’s first Indigenous man along side Cate Campbell, who incredibly will be the first female swimmer to carry the flag for Australia.
Why do they do the Opening Parade?
The parade has been an Olympic ritual since the first march at the 1908 Games in London. This year’s parade will be a bit different though with no fans allowed.
Athletes from the 205 countries participating in the Tokyo Olympic Games will march their way into the Olympic stadium behind their flag, creating a parade of nations.
Opening Ceremony Parade Order
The inventors of the Olympic games Greece where the game originated thousands of years ago are recognised for its founding role and will be the first nation in the parade of the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony.
The host nation will of course march last – as Japan takes its place as the parade’s grand finale.
Future following two Olympic games host countries move to the end of the order as well to add prominence to their march. France will be the second last country to march France as they will play host to the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. The United States will be the third last country as Los Angeles will host the 2028 Summer Olympics.
Following in the footsteps of Rio, the Refugee Olympic team will march second and then from there countries will follow in alphabetical order. However, that’s alphabetical order in the language of the host country, which will explain awhy it’s not in alphabetical order for us.
Based on the above Australia will be the 38th country to march in the parade.
Parade of Nations Marching Order
|2||Refugee Olympic Team|
|9||United Arab Emirates|
|16||Antigua and Barbuda|
|20||British Virgin Islands|
|72||Republic of the Congo|
|73||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|76||São Tomé and Príncipe|
|98||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|99||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|110||Central African Republic|
|120||Trinidad and Tobago|
|138||Papua New Guinea|
|165||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|177||Federated States of Micronesia|
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