Olympics opening ceremony: Mary Kom, Manpreet Singh lead Team India as Tokyo games kick-off
After a year-long delay due to Covid, the Tokyo Olympics 2020 have finally begun on Friday night. The ceremony, which was the most low-key in the games' history saw empty stadium, and it began with a spectacular fireworks show. Due to the Covid scare, India had just 22 athletes in the march past. India's flag bearers were MC Mary Kom and Men's Hockey captain of the team Manpreet Singh. The event drew about 900 individuals, including French President Emmanuel Macron and US First Lady Jill Biden.
On the other hand, protesters have been demanding the cancellation of the big event amid covid pandemic.