Pakistani athletes flagged off without wearing masks
Tokyo: Look at the attitude of the Pakistani players of Swami Navirod……. Nearly all athletes from across the country made excuses at the inaugural march past of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 on Friday, as two athletes carrying Pakistan flags entered the stadium as Namgake masks. It is important to note that all other Pakistani athletes wore masks. Badminton player Mahur Shahzada’s mask fell down, while shooter Khaleel Akhtar’s mask barely covered his nose and mouth. In such a situation, not only Pakistani athletes violated the Kovid Safety Code and even athletes from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan entered the stadium to give them seven without wearing masks.
According to the Tokyo Olympics 2020 code and COVID-19 safety guidelines, athletes, sports presenters and volunteers must wear masks at all times.
There is an aesthetic difference between the podiums so that the athletes who win the competition can maintain physical distance even while awarding gold, silver and bronze medals.
Athletes are advised to remain on their podiums until the medal ceremony is over.
The Japan National Stadium was getting electrified on Friday amid confusion over whether or not to host the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
In the wake of COVID-19, all except a few athletes were trained indoors to get ready for this mega event. All the athletes got a chance to showcase their talent at the Olympic Stadium in the opening ceremony on Friday.
The players participating in the parade maintained physical distance during the opening ceremony. At the start of the ceremony, the light show began as the Japanese flag entered the Olympic Stadium.
Mary Kom, five-time world champion and leader of the men’s hockey team, Manpreet Singh, led the India contingent in the inaugural parade.
As Indian athletes enter the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, India’s Union Minister for Youth Services and Sports Anurag Thakur was also seen waving the Indian flag. Only 25 of the Indian athletes who traveled to Tokyo participated in the event.
As the number of Covid cases in the Japanese capital continued to rise, only a handful of athletes from each country were allowed to attend the event.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bock was brought on stage after a fireworks and lighting show. The IOC rescinded its decision to allow only 6 officers from each team.
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