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Tokyo 2020: how to watch the opening of the Olympic Games | Digital Trends Spanish

Although the COVID-19 pandemic was a permanent threat, the Olympics are underway. And you probably want to know how to watch the opening of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Here we tell you everything you need to know about the official launch of the event, which for 16 days will focus the attention of the sports world.

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Organized with strict sanitary measures, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games they will be the first to not have an audience in sports venues – due to the restrictions associated with the pandemic – which is why they have already been described as the most interconnected in history.

When and how will the opening of Tokyo 2020 be

Under the slogans “Stronger Together” and “United by Emotion”, the opening ceremony of the 2020 olympic games will be held on Friday, July 23 at 8:00 pm local (7:00 am ET / 4:00 am PT) at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium.

The event, the Organizing Committee announced, seeks to become a balm in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected the world since 2020 and that forced the event to be postponed. “We will aspire to reaffirm the role of sport and the value of the Olympic Games, to express our appreciation and admiration for the efforts we all made together over the past year (2020), and also to bring a sense of hope for the future.” he pointed.

Although no details of the ceremony have been revealed, it is expected that in Tokyo they will be a mix between tradition and technological advances typical of this Asian country, as happened with the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. traditional program, the itinerary should be as follows:

  • Artistic program: considered an artistic spectacle, where allusion is made to local and cultural elements. Then the host country’s anthem begins to play and its flag is raised.
  • Parade of countries: The parade of the delegations of athletes from the countries in competition starts. The names of each country are pronounced in English and French, official languages ​​of the Olympic Games, in addition to Japanese as the host country.
  • Speeches of authorities: the Presidents of the Organizing Committee, Seiko Hashimoto, and of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, should give a speech, after which a local representative officially opens the event.
  • Olympic anthem and flag: The Olympic anthem sounds, while the Olympic flag enters the stadium to be raised.
  • Olympic torch: The last relay that carries the Olympic torch enters, which will be in charge of lighting the Olympic flame. Unlike other events, the stadium cauldron will only be lit during the opening and closing times. There will be a special cauldron on the Dream Bridge in Tokyo, which will be lit during the Olympics.
  • Oath: a representative of the athletes and another of the judges will go up to the rostrum and proceed to perform the Olympic Oath.

However, no surprises are ruled out either, considering that there will be no audiences in the stands and the world will only be able to follow them through the internet or standard television.

How to watch the opening of Tokyo 2020 online

The opening of Tokyo 2020 will be broadcast live and free of charge through YouTube, thanks to an exclusive agreement for Latin America by Marca Claro. Alternatively, the content will also be available on the site and in the Marca Claro mobile application to Android Y Manzana.

In some countries of the region, the event can also be seen on the Marca Claro, Claro Sports television channels and from the Claro Sports TV application for smart televisions. This can also be found on Apple TV and Android TV.

Other alternatives to follow the opening of the Olympic Games are the applications of Tokyo 2020 or in the official Web site, which will also deliver information online.

How to watch Tokyo 2020 on cable TV or traditional channels

Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals

On the other hand, the traditional channels that will broadcast the Olympic Games are the following:

  • Argentina (8:00 am): Claro Sports, TyC Sports, Public TV.
  • Canada (7:00 am ET / 4:00 am PT): CBC, Radio Canada, Bell Media (TSN and RDS), Rogers Media (Sportsnet), Telelatino Network.
  • Chile (7:00 am): Sure, TVN.
  • Colombia (6:00 am): Sure, Caracol TV.
  • Spain (1:00 pm): RTVE, Eurosport.
  • United States (7:00 am ET / 4:00 am PT): NBC, USA, CNBC, Telemundo
  • Mexico (6:00 am): Claro, Televisa, TV Azteca, Imagen TV
  • Peru (6:00 am): Sure, ATV

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