Crowds gather outside Tokyo Olympics 2020 opening ceremony arena

2021 Мор 23-нд
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TODAY is the day! The Olympics opening ceremony is finally here, after an entire year of waiting.

The world's biggest sporting spectacle is BACK - despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

The opening ceremony begins today at around 12pm. More than 11,300 athletes from 207 will be going for gold over the next two weeks.

But this time they have the added issue of extra restrictions like face masks, saliva tests - and cardboard beds designed to discourage them from having sex.

The organisers are ploughing ahead with the Games despite huge protests locally, as cases are rising in Japan.

Already eight athletes are out having tested positive.

There will be a record 339 medal events held across 33 sports, and 34 new events like skateboarding and climbing.

There'll be limited numbers of spectators in the stadiums and the usual atmosphere will be diluted, but the glitz and glamour will remain.

So sit tight, buckle in and get ready for today's extravaganza, as the Tokyo Olympics FINALLY get underway.

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    Müzik TrendiMüzik TrendiСарын өмнө
  • ethan lee, ur heart is full of hatred abouth JAPAN 😅 WHY😅 we're living in year of 2021 now move on pls. be thankful , japan made OLYMPIC possible in this hardest situation....

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  • The Associated Press said, "The preparation period was ugly and messy, and the tournament was full of worries, but there were generally no incidents other than sports milestones." The New York Times (NYT) in the United States cast a question mark as to whether it would be remembered for a good reason, even though it was a "memorable Olympics." "It was an Olympics full of worries and no glamor enough to make even the gold medalists want to go home quickly," he said. The New York Times paid attention to the fact that this tournament, which was “one of the strangest Olympics of all time,” was held in the absence of spectators, and the athletes felt a great sense of alienation. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) also called the event "the strangest Olympics of all time," and pointed out that "the host country lost billions of dollars without increased foreign tourism and ticket sales, and the delta mutation during the Olympics made the pandemic worse every day."

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  • The reason this Olympics was louder was because of the rising sun flag, a symbol of Japanese militarism and a 'war criminal flag'. In particular, a rock wall shaped like a rising sun flag was installed at the climbing arena. The Japanese government is in a position to allow the Rising Sun flag at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. They maintain the attitude that "they have no political intent and are merely a flag widely used in Japan." The Rising Sun Flag, which was the flag of the former Japanese Empire in the WorldWar II, is remembered as a “symbol of Japanese militarism” in Korea and China, which were victims of Japanese military aggression in the 20th century. The Japanese government is using the flag symbolizing war crimes even though it has not paid due compensation to the victims and has not fully reflected on its own history..

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  • The Japanese government is accusing the Republic of Korea government of providing korean meal boxes to the Korean athletes participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and the Japanese government continues to argue that food from Fukushima is safe. However, the Korean national team meal service center has been operated every time since the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Japan also operated a separate Japanese food service facility for the purpose of preventing food poisoning at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The United States also decided to procure its own meals using its own ingredients during Tokyo Olympic period. There are suspicions that Japan's exceptionally sensitive reaction to Korean meal boxes is an attempt to divert public opinion elsewhere after the goal of the "Fukushima revival Olympics" has actually failed. Due to the spread of Covid-19, the Tokyo Olympics are more emphasizing the 'safety and safe Olympics' than the 'revival Olympics', and even this is being shaken by the explosive spread of Covid-19 in Japan.

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  • Japan to allow the Rising Sun flag in the Olympics The Rising Sun Flag is a flag that symbolizes the sun spreading in 16 branches around the sun in an existing red circle. The Japanese government is in a position to allow the Rising Sun flag at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. They maintain the attitude that "they have no political intent and are merely a flag widely used in Japan." The Rising Sun Flag, which was the flag of the former Japanese Empire in the 19th century, is remembered as a “symbol of Japanese militarism” in Korea and China, which were victims of Japanese military aggression in the 20th century. The Japanese government is using the flag symbolizing war crimes even though it has not paid due compensation to the victims and has not fully reflected on its own history. In fact, the Rising Sun Flag is the flag of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, and is the flag used by far-right forces in Japan. For this reason, the South Korean government has criticized the “Rising Sun Flag as a flag of hatred.” An associate professor of history at the University of Hawaii, analyzed Japan's behavior, saying, "The current Japanese government has been neglecting the rise of extreme nationalist forces and has been using nationalist expressions politically."

    Ethan LeeEthan LeeСарын өмнө
  • The Olympics must not exhibit any political or biased tendencies. The host country, Japan, is also disseminating this information to athletes and officials who participated in the Olympics. But Japan, meanwhile, asked the IOC to require that athletes who participated in the Olympics pay a silent tribute to the victims on the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. The dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima was not an easy decision made by the United States, the Allied Powers at the time, in that Japan, a war criminal country, did not give up on the war and continued to kill innocent people. Remembrance of the victims of the atomic bombing is no different from forcing people to visit Japanese shrines. This double aspect of Japan does not qualify as a host country for the Olympics, a place of global harmony, and even after the IOC rejected Japan's request to commemorate the atomic bombing, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Committee said they plans to include a performance that commemorate the victims of the atomic bombing in this Olympic closing ceremony. This proves that Japan has not yet abandoned its role as a war criminal country rather than an Olympic host country. I hope that the people of the world will face this double aspect of Japan and correct their misconceptions about Japan. I also demand the IOC not to tolerate this double act of Japan, the host country of the Olympics, and take corresponding measures.

    Ethan LeeEthan LeeСарын өмнө
  • Is this really considered as crowded ? NAA come see an Indian Vs Pakistan cricket match then you will know what crowded means

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  • "Chinese taipei" said it all ...... ISO 3166-2 International Organization for Standardization ISO code. Retrieved 2020-08-26. Short name TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA. taiwan is included as a subdivision of China because of its political status within the United Nations, as, even though it is de facto under the jurisdiction of the Republic of China instead of the People's Republic of China, the United Nations does not recognize the Republic of China and considers taiwan as part of China. In ISO 3166-1, taiwan is listed as "Taiwan, Province of China"

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  • wow

    Ugis DatavsUgis DatavsСарын өмнө
  • Why they didn’t let at least vaccinated people to enter the opening & closing ceremony with strict rules and seating maps???? So sad to see people watching outside without screen to watch the show inside… People gathered outside without social distancing is more dangerous than let vaccinated people enter the stadium with seating maps… 😣😣😣

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  • They should really put a giant asterisk on the '2020'

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  • 1:22:21

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  • Isn't it better to organize the Olympics or big sports events like World Cup soccer in 1st world countries with high standards. I mean look at the corona hotel, that should be at least a 5 stars hotel with everything on it. Now it feels like you are in a nightmare with 3th world poor standards where prison is better then this... Also i have great doubts on Qatar, How the World Cup event will be organized there.

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  • I'm sorry for you :/ i want the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics full length

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    • When are we going to see BTS and black pink performance it would be bad not getting to see them

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  • question, is this all shot in 2021, but catfishing as 2020? tsk c'moooon Japan, youre better than that!

    DistrictCreeperDistrictCreeperСарын өмнө
  • Lindo. Estava tudo perfeito 🇧🇷

    kolim jonekolim joneСарын өмнө
  • Don't worry, outside stadium is better than opening ceremony. Ridiculous show.

    latitude23latitude23Сарын өмнө
    • medal winner as minister and thus this time 100 Gold medals will be taken home.

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  • I love you Japan 💮🇯🇵❤

  • Wow Japan does have a Population problem!!!that's like a handful.of people compared to the rest of the world !!!😂🌏🤣

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  • Useless telecost. Idiots

  • 🇮🇷💚🇯🇵

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  • Lee

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  • It's a great way to view daily activities of a culture without having to travel across the world.

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  • It looks like it's summer there. It's winter in Australia which is in the same general part of the world.

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    • Mate you are in a different emisphere

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  • When are we going to see BTS and black pink performance it would be bad not getting to see them

    Jill SmithJill Smith2 сарын өмнө
  • Most people could not give a flying monkeys about the Olympics its very boring 😴

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  • 7 hours of NOTHING😖

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  • Hello world

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  • Music Director: Fired for bullying his disabled friend Show Director: Fired for Holocaust joke on TV Ceremony General Director: Resigned after proposing to dress woman as a pig Former JOC Chief: Resigned after saying "women talked too much at meetings" Current JOC Chief: Sexual harassment scandal [kissing an athlete forcibly]

    Saint NomadSaint Nomad2 сарын өмнө
  • India is the black horse of Olympics. By India I don't refer to the country that was India till 2014. India means India 2.0. A 5 trillion economy, with new bank notes, no Deflation, least employment, highest GDP degrowth India 2.0 will win at least 100 Gold medals. Other countries are practising so much to get medals, but India appointed a Olympic medal winner as minister and thus this time 100 Gold medals will be taken home.

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  • はずかしい

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  • I don't know what it is about the Olympics, but I get so emotional .

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  • Hi

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  • Useless video. Waste of youtube bandwidth

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  • I'd watch.. but rooting for US wins in Olympics isn't allowed. Nancy Pelosi and Biden says we shouldn't be proud of our nation or its heritage.

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  • 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳

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  • Farmer V ?

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  • Godzilla fart ?

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  • Stop playing stupid sports and stop world hunger!

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  • أفشل فيديو شفته 👎👎

    امير عليامير علي2 сарын өмнө
  • There is a police Olympics summit ?

  • Change your name to SUNBORING!

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  • Welcome to "THE SUN." 7 HOURS LIVE STREAMING of NOTHING! That is amazing!

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  • Hello. I have something important to tell you: The bible makes it clear that God is holy. This holy God holds a perfect moral standard. Sadly, we have all fallen way short of that standard(Romans 3:23). The penalty for sin/imperfection is Hell(Revelation 21:8). Thankfully the bible also says that God is rich in mercy and grace. That is why He sent His perfect Son to die on a cross to save us from our sin. You and I broke God's law but Jesus paid our fine. Then Jesus rose from the dead, 3 day later, thus defeating death! "Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life. But whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on them." John 3:36 "God demonstrates His own love for us in this: while we were still sinners Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

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  • Trash

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  • 🇮🇱🇮🇱🇮🇱🇮🇱🇮🇱

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  • Embarrassed Tokio . Scandal

    Jerzy KryszczynskiJerzy Kryszczynski2 сарын өмнө
  • The person in the tumbail has the same jacket as Yuri in Yuri On Ice lol

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  • ,,, ,,, ,,, ,,, ,,, ,,,

    Chan -IDChan -ID2 сарын өмнө
  • How about covering the ‘great reject’ the massive freedom protests underway instead of covering this

    Reality 081Reality 0812 сарын өмнө
  • This one will be insane. I love the Brazil one. I hope my country got a gold medal

    He Turns Himself Into A PickleHe Turns Himself Into A Pickle2 сарын өмнө
  • useless 7 hours live stream. Not even explaining are they protesters or supporters

    Aldy WaaniAldy Waani2 сарын өмнө
  • They wouldn't sacrifice their own people for status? Oh! I forgot

    ArwenArwen2 сарын өмнө
    • This is the new prison TV UK mate

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  • Not like Japan to have total contempt and indifference towards the rest of the worlds ideals or concerns. I expected them to surrender the rights to hold the games in the midst of a pandemic. Oh! That's right .

    ArwenArwen2 сарын өмнө
  • 5:43:00

    Ryker TranRyker Tran2 сарын өмнө
  • N.

    Guilherme LaydnerGuilherme Laydner2 сарын өмнө
  • Most scandalous, performance enhancing drugs are must and some athletes will use conditionally

    Ali HassanAli Hassan2 сарын өмнө
  • 7 hours livestream of nothing. 4 hours of it is just the outside of a stadium. The title of this video should've been: "How to not waste your time".

    hazzaldo Nhazzaldo N2 сарын өмнө
  • Tokyo 2020. Who else was there last year?

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  • Best wishes and regards from Georgia❤️❤️❤️🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪✊✊

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  • So dumb, for 4 hours they only showed the outlook of the stadium 🤦‍♂ don't know which dumb people saw it for that long

    Piyush RahiPiyush Rahi2 сарын өмнө
  • Diversion perversion

    Awoken GiantsAwoken Giants2 сарын өмнө
  • 06:11:00 If you want to see something of note or interest.

    Christian IndividualChristian Individual2 сарын өмнө
  • opening ceremony ... buntu kreatif krn covid... ASIAN GAMES 2018... for THE BEST OLYMPIC OPENING CEREMONY...

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  • 日本现在的防护措施做的还是很不错的,观众及工作人员都戴上了口罩

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  • Best wishes ,DRC is the best .... Greetings from Congo 🇨🇩

    Christian mutatshChristian mutatsh2 сарын өмнө
  • I am very miss the 2008 BEIJING olympics ceremony. it's too amazing to believe.

    Jason wuJason wu2 сарын өмнө
  • No way

    Arya ShevaArya Sheva2 сарын өмнө
  • Crowds gather outside the Olympics to protest crowds. These are the brainlets that have ensured our freedoms will get further away.

    andylaaukandylaauk2 сарын өмнө
  • GO for GOLD PHILIPPINES ! !!!! !!!

  • Nothings to see !!! Don't waste you're times.

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  • 🇹🇳🇹🇳🇹🇳🇹🇳🇹🇳🇹🇳🇹🇳🇹🇳

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  • Best wishes Indonesiaaaa 🇮🇩

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  • This is as good as it gets when streaming free videos

    Edgars PudansEdgars Pudans2 сарын өмнө
  • Crowd gather outside the stadium because of "cov".... Crowd gathering won't give us more infections, but Olympic games 100% will. "Let's burn the burning flame" lol... Covid circus continues...

    Majed SalihMajed Salih2 сарын өмнө
  • I suspected it was clickbite

    Deborah AvelinoDeborah Avelino2 сарын өмнө
  • utterly rubbish.

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  • More protesters than watchers 😂

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  • شذا نطرت على الفاضي

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  • POV: you thought this was the official opening ceremony for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. But realised that this is a very useless livestream that is 7 hours long.

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  • WTF is this content?

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  • I saw the guy sitting next to the emporer was a hologram proper transparent 😲

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  • Worst you tube video ever for more than 7 hours

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  • INDONESIA!!!!!!!!

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