Naomi Osaka lights Olympic cauldron at Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony


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Naomi Osaka of Team Japan lights the Olympic cauldron with the Olympic torch during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. The tennis star, who competes for Japan, was the final carrier of the Olympic flame in a ceremony that was a long time coming. NPRTokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony Live Updates: Athletes Arrive And Naomi Osaka Lights The Olympic Flame

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And no, it wasn’t just the spectators. It was hard not to look for Megan Rapinoe’s signature purple β€˜do and the rest of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team.

As it turns out, the celebrated team had practice, the gold medalist, 36, told Savannah Guthrie and Mike Tirico Friday during NBC’s broadcast of the ceremony.

β€œObviously we can’t be there, I don’t know who scheduled us to practice at this time,” the soccer star joked. β€œBut everyone from Team USA will be holding it down for us.”

Noting the change in atmosphere amid the coronavirus pandemic, the two-time World Cup champion said that in spring 2020, β€œWe were sitting here wondering if we were going to get this opportunity. It looks quite different and feels quite different than in the past, but all of us are thrilled to be here.”

Rapinoe also expressed her pride watching fiancΓ©e and women’s basketball star, Sue Bird, as one of the flag bearers for Team USA.

β€œI feel like I get to share in it, even though I’m not deserving enough to be the flag bearer,” quipped Rapinoe, who added that it β€œmeans the world to her.”

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