After a long delay, the Tokyo Olympics’ opening ceremony is here. Fans will not be in attendance, and organizers said the crowd on hand will be limited to about 950 people, including VIPs, government officials and foreign dignitaries.
US First lady Jill Biden will be there as the head of the U.S. delegation.
About 230 U.S athletes will march during the ceremony, including two flag bearers for the first time in the country’s history.
About 50 protesters gathered in Tokyo ahead of the ceremony to demand the cancellation of the Olympics as worries grew of worsening COVID-19 infections during the Games. They are opposed by much of Japan.