Athletes from more than 200 nations are taking part in the Olympic parade at Japan’s empty national stadium.
This time 1,000 VIP guests have been allowed in to see the opening ceremony including the US First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, as well as staff and media organizations, while the rest of the stadium remains empty.
The Parade of Nations started with Greece, as always, leading the way and the host nation, Japan, entering last.
The Refugee Olympic team goes second in the parade while the others continued to enter as slotted by their order in the Japanese alphabet, so Iceland and Ireland precede Azerbaijan, for example.
This time 206 teams, 205 nations, and the refugee team, will be taking part in the opening ceremony.
As being reported, some nations will have their flags carried by volunteers while other nations will have only one flagbearer.
Total team members: 613.
Pakistan Tokyo Olympics contingent (athletes):
Arshad Nadeem – Javelin Throw
Bisma Khan — Swimming 50 metre Freestyle women
Ghulam Mustafa Bashir — Rapid Fire Pistol 25 metre
Gulfam Joseph — Shooting 10 metre Air Pistol
Mahoor Shahzad — Badminton Women’s Singles
Muhammad Khalil Akhtar — Rapid Fire Pistol 25 metre
Najma Parveen — Athletics 200 metres
Shah Hussain Shah — Judo 100 Kg
Syed Muhammad Haseeb Khan — Swimming 100 metre Freestyle Men’s
Talha Talib — Weightlifting 67kg