Athletes Celebrated The Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony In An Empty Stadium

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Due to the pandemic, the opening ceremony took place Friday before a practically empty stadium. But the host country Japan still put on a dazzling show.

By Pia Peterson

Posted on July 23, 2021, at 10:29 a.m. ET

Despite the largely empty stands and curious choreography (which, to be fair, happens every year — remember the UK's beds on wheels in 2012?), the athletes looked happy to be representing their countries at long last.

A general view of the Olympic rings outside during the opening ceremony for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games.

People sit in the near-empty stadium before the opening ceremony.

Angola's flag-bearer Natalia Santos leads the delegation during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games opening ceremony's parade of athletes.

Dancers perform during the opening ceremony.

A dancer performs during the opening ceremony.

A performer on a bike during the opening ceremony

Performers dance during the opening ceremony.

A performer on a treadmill at the opening ceremony.

Lanterns are displayed during the opening ceremony.

Eritrea's delegation parade during the opening ceremony.

Athletes from Team Iraq are seen during the opening ceremony.

Athletes from Team Italy during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games opening ceremony

Members of Kenya's delegation pose for a photo during the opening ceremony.

An athlete from Cameroon during the athletes' parade at the opening ceremony.

Athletes march in during the opening ceremony.

Recording artist Misia performer the Japanese national anthem as the Japanese flag is raised during the opening ceremony.

IOC president Thomas Bach and Japanese Emperor Naruhito are introduced.

A general view inside the stadium before the opening ceremony

Naomi Osaka of Japan holds the Olympic torch during the opening ceremony.

The Olympic cauldron is lit by Naomi Osaka during the opening ceremony.

A general view outside the stadium as fireworks are set off during the opening ceremony

Fireworks are lit over the stadium.

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