It’s taken a year longer to arrive but the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are finally here, in July of 2021. Admittedly, with the COVID pandemic still around, the Olympics this time will be challenging, to say the least.
Moreover, just a day before the Opening Ceremony, host city faced the biggest surge in COVID-19 cases in six months. Adding to their woes, at least 91 people connected to the Olympics have also tested positive for the virus.
Which is why, this time around, the Olympics will not have the usual throng of exhilarated spectators. In fact, a state of emergency in Tokyo has been declared throughout the Games.
Organizers have reportedly allowed a limit of 50 percent capacity – up to 10,000 spectators – for each Olympics venue, be it indoors or outdoors.
From India, a total of 127 sportspersons have qualified for the Games, including 56 women – the highest representation of female athletes ever by the country.
And as we get ready for several early morning alarms to catch all the action, let's look at some of the country's greatest and brightest medal prospects over the coming weeks. Tune in!
Host and Producer: Shorbori Purkayastha
Scripting: Mendra Dorjey Sahni
Editor: Shelly Walia
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