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23 July 2021, 18:05

Belarusian athletes take part in Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony

TOKYO, 23 July (BelTA) - Belarusian athletes took part in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Tokyo on 23 July, BelTA has learned.

The teams marched into the stadium according to the Japanese alphabet. The parade of nations was opened by Greece. The second team to enter the stadium was the special team of refugee athletes. Belarus followed Venezuela. Team Belarus includes 108 representatives to who will compete in 20 sports. Swimmer Mikita Tsmyh and archer Hanna Marusava carried the flag for Team Belarus. Belarus was followed by Belize.

The last team to enter was a large Japanese Olympic squad. According to the organizers, more than 6,000 athletes and coaches, 900 media representatives and 1,500 TV staff took part in the parade.

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