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Where can I stream the opening ceremony for Olympics?

In the U.S., NBC is televising the opening ceremony live, with coverage beginning at 6:55 a.m. Eastern time, 3:55 a.m. ... The network will show the ceremony again in a prime-time broadcast beginning at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time. U.S. viewers can also live stream the ceremony on the NBC Sports app and at NBCOlympics.com. The Wall Street JournalHow to Watch the Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony and Key Times

When are opening ceremonies for the Olympics 2021?

When is the Olympics Opening Ceremony in 2021? The Olympics kicked off on Friday, July 23, with the Opening Ceremony taking place at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium at 8 p.m. local time. (A few sports started competing on July 21, two days before the Opening Ceremonies, including soccer, rowing, archery and softball.) ParadeOlympics Opening Ceremony: Flag Bearers, Performers, Torch Bearer

What time is the Olympic opening ceremony on TV?

While some events kicked off on Wednesday, the opening ceremony took place Friday, marking the official start of the Games. The opening ceremony began Friday morning on NBC and will re-air in primetime at 7:30 p.m. ET. cbsnews.com2021 Olympics: Schedule for the opening ceremony and most anticipated events

Where are the Summer Olympics 2021?

The 2021 Olympics are being held in Tokyo, a decision that was made in 2013 during the 125th International Olympic Commission Session. It is the second time in Tokyo's history that it will host the Olympic Games. It is Japan's fourth time hosting the event, and first since the 1998 Winter Games. Sporting NewsWhere are the Olympics in 2021? Locations, venues & more to know about Tokyo Games

By Katie Weston For Mailonline

Fears are growing over a Covid outbreak during the Summer Olympics with Japan seeing cases soar by 20 per cent in the past week and officials warning a healthcare crisis is 'highly possible'.

The country recorded 4,204 new infections on Friday - a rise of 785 on the same day the previous week, which saw 3,419 cases reported, according to the Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Infections are also climbing in Tokyo, with the seven-day average daily test positivity rate soaring by 42 per cent, shows data from the capital's Metropolitan Government.

Referring to the figures, the authority said it is 'highly possible' that the healthcare system will face a crisis, urging for a 'robust plan and system' amid the increased spread of the Delta variant. 

Only 23 per cent of the Japanese population is fully vaccinated. Meanwhile in Britain, 69.5 per cent of adults have received both jabs, according to UK Government data up to July 22.

Experts are concerned that the Games, which started yesterday in Tokyo, could accelerate already rising case numbers in the city and across the country as a whole.

The country recorded 4,204 new infections on Friday - a rise of 785 on the same day the previous week, which saw 3,419 cases reported, according to the Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

In a statement, Tokyo Metropolitan Government said: 'The rapid increase in confirmed cases makes it highly possible that the healthcare system would face a crisis. 

'It is urgent that the robust plan and system are put in place in case the rate of the high risk group for severe Covid19 rises as spread of Delta variant increases.'

It added: 'The increased rate of confirmed cases has been getting higher since June. 

'The infection may spread more rapidly and the number of confirmed cases may far exceed that in the third wave within two weeks if the Delta variant and others become much more dominant, and the increase rate rises further.' 

The Summer 2021 Olympics were delayed from 2020 over the pandemic but, even as the Games opened on Friday with no spectators and intense precautions for athletes, Covid concerns were far from vanquished.

The opening match of the women's beach volleyball tournament was cancelled on Saturday due to coronavirus.

People walk along Takeshita shopping street in Tokyo, Japan, on Saturday. Despite draconian restrictions on athletes and delegations attending the Tokyo Olympics, life continues with a degree of relative normality outside of the quarantine bubble

People walk along a crowded shopping street in Tokyo, Japan, on July 24. Only 23 per cent of the Japanese population is fully vaccinated. Meanwhile in Britain, 69.5 per cent of adults have received both jabs, according to UK Government data up to July 22

People film and photograph an animated billboard on in Tokyo, Japan, on Saturday afternoon

And on July 8, the city declared a state of emergency due to rising Covid cases. 

Czech Republic star Marketa Nausch-Slukova tested positive earlier this week, forcing her and partner Barbora Hermannova to pull out of the contest and hand their Japanese opponents a 2-0 victory. 

Six members of the Czech Olympic team have tested positive so far and the country's Olympic Committee had launched an investigation into a charter flight bringing athletes to Tokyo.

Slukova, who finished fifth at the London Olympics in 2012, and Hermannova are the world's 16th ranked pair.

Czech Republic star Marketa Nausch-Slukova tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week

Fireworks explode during the Opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games on Friday at the city's Olympic Stadium on Friday

Japanese Tennis star Naomi Osaka poses with the torch in her hand after lighting the Olympic Flame at Friday's ceremony

Slukova's husband and coach Simon Nausch, and men's beach volleyball player Ondrej Perusic, have also tested positive.

Olympics organisers confirmed on Saturday that one more athlete at the Tokyo Games had tested positive for Covid-19.

Olympics-related cases rose by 17, organisers said, bringing the total number of disclosed cases to 123.

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