With just one year to go until the start of the Olympic Games, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee released a video at the Olympic Stadium on 23 July at 8 p.m.  to mark the exact moment the Opening Ceremony will be held for the postponed Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Japanese swimmer IKEE Rikako delivered a message of hope to people across the globe, encouraging the world to look forward to next year’s Games.

Although the stadium was not open to the public, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the historic moment was watched around the world through a live event online.

Watch the replay of the event below. Please note there are subtitles on the bottom right of video.

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