The event is exactly a year later than originally planned due to the postponement caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the expectation and anticipation are greater than ever.
Led by executive producer HIOKI Takayuki, assisted by NOMURA Mansai, Tokyo 2020 has designed the opening ceremony around several themes, but they are all underpinned by the idea the Games can bring fresh hope and encouragement to people around the world – both through the active appearance of athletes and through the power of sport.
The common concept across all ceremonies – both opening and closing, for Olympic and Paralympic Games, is “Moving Forward” – however the Opening Ceremony for the Olympic Games has the theme of “United by Emotion”.
The Opening Ceremony of Tokyo 2020 will be held at Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium at 20:00 JST on 23 July 2021.
See where you can watch the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Live, wherever you are.
Watch the Olympics from the opening ceremony to amazing celebrations of athletes from around the world. You will be able to watch every moment from the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 live thanks to the Official Olympic Broadcast Partners.
They will bring all the excitement and drama of the Olympic Games to you, live & on-demand, with the most comprehensive, relevant, and tailored offerings wherever you are.
- Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM): TV1, TV2, TV Okey and RTM Sports Channels, RTM sports on Channel 111 (HD)
- Astro: Astro Arena Channels (802 HD & 801), Olympic Special Channels (785, 786, 787, 788, 789, 790, 791, 792, 793, 794)
- Unifi: UnifiSports Channels 1 to 13
- beIN SPORTS Asia