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Tokyo Olympics 2021: Rescheduled 2020 Summer Games Kick Start Today

Pakistan Tokyo Olympics contingent comprises of 10 athletes.

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Tokyo Olympics 2021 the rescheduled 2020 Summer Games kick start today with a grand opening ceremony at the National Stadium in Tokyo amid the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

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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.

Here’s the number of participants per country confirmed so far:
26 athletes at the opening ceremony
Flag bearers: Hwang Sun-woo and Kim Yeon-koung
Total team members: 354 (232 of which are athletes)

Canada
About 30 to 40 athletes at the opening ceremony
Flag Bearers: Miranda Ayim and Nathan Hirayama
Total team members: 370

India
25 members at the opening ceremony (athletes and officials)
Total team members: 228 (119 of which are athletes)

Australia
About 50 members at the opening ceremony (athletes and officials)
Total team members: 472 athletes (total members unavailable)

United States:
About 200 athletes, though some could opt-in or out at the last minute
Flag bearers: Sue Bird and Eddy Alvarez

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

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.