• How the Opening Ceremony Acknowledged the Delayed Dreams of Many Olympic Hopefuls

    1 month ago - By PopSugar

    Olympic opening ceremonies are often brimming with symbolism, but one particular moment from this year's Summer Games in Tokyo distilled the perseverance of athletes and the many dreams deferred due to the pandemic. Arisa Tsubata, a 27-year-old Japanese nurse and aspiring boxer, played a pivotal role in kicking off the ceremony on July 23. The moment was made even more powerful by the revelation that she had spent the last year training for an Olympic boxing qualifier that had to be cancelled.
    In addition to working on the frontlines of the pandemic, Tsubata spent the last year rigorously...
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  • Here's Why Greece Always Goes First in the Olympic Parade of Nations

    Here's Why Greece Always Goes First in the Olympic Parade of Nations

    1 month ago - By PopSugar

    If you've ever watched even one Olympics opening ceremony , you've probably noticed something particular about the Parade of Nations: Greece always walks in first. No matter where the Olympics are held, the Greek delegation traditionally enters first, and there's a very simple explanation for this.
    As NBC Sports has reported, Greece's position of honor in the Parade of Nations is a tribute to its history as the birthplace of the ancient Olympics , as well as the host of the first modern Olympics in 1896. At every Olympics, the Greek delegation leads the way, followed then by all the other...
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  • 11 Photos of Tonga's Shredded Shirtless Flag Bearer from the Olympics Opening Ceremony

    11 Photos of Tonga's Shredded Shirtless Flag Bearer from the Olympics Opening Ceremony

    1 month ago - By Mens health

    Whether you think having the Olympic Games is a good idea or not, one thing is for sure: We all deserve Tonga's shirtless flag bearer after a rough year and a half.
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  • I'm Pretty Sure These Shirtless Olympic Flag Bearers Caused a Body Oil Shortage in Tokyo

    I'm Pretty Sure These Shirtless Olympic Flag Bearers Caused a Body Oil Shortage in Tokyo

    1 month ago - By PopSugar

    This just in: there's a body oil shortage in Tokyo, all thanks to Riilio Rii and Pita Taufatofua. The Vanuatuan and Tongan flag bearers, respectively, waltzed into the Olympics opening ceremony with their shirtless , oiled-up bodies on full display, rivaling the tantalizing sheen of a fresh glazed doughnut. You may recognize Pita's name from past Olympic Games, as he showed off his abs while representing Tonga in both Rio de Janeiro and Pyeongchang , but this year, he was joined by Riilio, a rower and newcomer to the delicate art of opening ceremony thirst-trapping.
    Upon catching a glimpse...
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  • Why Wasn't Simone Biles at the Olympics Opening Ceremony? Don't Worry, She Still Got to Celebrate!

    Why Wasn't Simone Biles at the Olympics Opening Ceremony? Don't Worry, She Still Got to Celebrate!

    1 month ago - By PopSugar

    🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸Love it! Sam Mikulak gets flagbearer honors as the Women's and Men's gymnastics teams from the USA hold their own private Opening Ceremony, since they won't be able to be in the Stadium tonight. tokyo2020 gymnastics olympics
    🎥 Lisa Spini pic.twitter.com/Auruiq67Tc - Inside Gymnastics July 23, 2021
    If you watched the more than two hours of athletes walking in the Opening Ceremony in Tokyo and you were excitedly waiting to see Team USA, especially Simone Biles, you might have been disappointed since she wasn't there. Don't worry - she's OK! According to the NY Times , the Women's...
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