Updated 11:03 AM ET, Sun July 25, 2021
It’s a 12 months later than anticipated, however the 2020 Summer Olympics are lastly right here.
Competition is underway in Tokyo, and the primary medals had been awarded on Saturday.
The opening ceremony was Friday, and hundreds of athletes from greater than 200 nations had been there. But the stadium’s seats had been principally empty. Because of Covid-19 restrictions, solely a choose variety of officers and dignitaries had been capable of attend.
Tokyo continues to be beneath a state of emergency due to the Covid-19 pandemic that delayed the Games by a 12 months, and there are not any spectators allowed at any of the town’s Olympic venues. Just 5 of the 42 Olympic venues throughout Japan will probably be open to followers. Some athletes have already had to withdraw from the Games due to optimistic Covid-19 exams.
Here are probably the most compelling pictures we have seen from these Olympics thus far.