The IOC and Japanese organizers have postponed the event and rescheduled the 32nd Summer Olympic games 2020 to 2021 in Tokyo due to the COVID-19 to be held on Friday, July 23, 2021. The committee also disclosed the Paralympic Games dates from 24 August to 5 September 2021. The information presented here will explain everything you need to know about the 2021 Summer Olympic games.
When and where is the Olympics Opening Ceremony be held?
The Summer Olympic games will be started with the Opening Ceremony which is set to take place on 23rd July 2021 at Olympic Stadium, Tokyo. The Ceremony is expected to start at 20:00 pm GMT local time.
What channel does opening ceremony on?
The Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony will broadcast on OBS and Japan Consortium are official broadcasters in the world.
How Japan is Preparing for the 2020 Olympic Games and the Opening Ceremony
Japan and the Olympic committee agreed that the games will be postponed until 2021. This will give the nation and event supporters a better chance of being prepared for the games. Olympic officials stated that the event must take place in 2021. Another delay of the games due to the coronavirus will force the committee to cancel the games.
Olympic officials cannot keep up to 5,000 employees on standby for years. Also, they can’t keep the game’s supporting organizations and businesses on pause until the pandemic is under control. Officials stated that they would hold the games even if there isn’t a vaccination. As a side note, vaccinations are scheduled to start going out to countries all over the world in December of 2020.
However, most people will not be vaccinated until the summer of 2021. The bottom line is that the coronavirus could realistically be around when the games start. If it is, then outbreaks could continue to remain a problem and possibly permanently shut down the games.
Tokyo Olympics 2021 Opening Ceremony
The Opening Ceremony is expected to take place on Friday, July 23, 2021. The event will happen at the Olympic Stadium and will feature the Parade of Nations and a special show from Japanese game hosts. Right now, there isn’t a lot of information available about the type of show that will presented for the Opening Ceremony. Again, COVID has forced the world to change how it operates. The Olympic Games are not an exception.
The Olympic Tradition Parade of Nations
The Parade of Nations is a part of the Opening Ceremony for all Olympic Games. This tradition is a part of the fanfare for all Olympic events. The Parade of Nations has representative (athletes) from each nation. This parade is performed to allow Olympic teams from each nation to represent their homeland to the world.
When, Where, Time, TV Channel (U.S.) to Watch the 2021 Olympic Games
The 2021 Olympic Games are scheduled to be shown on NBC. The Olympic Games has an agreement with NBC to showcase the games. This agreement has been in place for a while. NBC also has an Olympic website that frequently updates information about the games. This website can be accessed at https://www.nbcolympics.com/.
Twitter also has an agreement in place to keep Olympic fans updated about the games. Online cable streaming services and NBC apps can be used to see the games as well. Keep in mind that more platforms could be added for viewing the games.
NBC has stated on their NBC Olympics website that they do not have a completed schedule of the games. So, this information is subject to change. Right now, the games are expected to continue. However, if COVID doesn’t improve or if something else happens; the games could be permanently canceled.