Al Matrooshi Bears UAE Flag In Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony
(UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 24th Jul, 2021) TOKYO, 23rd July 2021 (WAM) - Yousef Al-Matrooshi, the Emirati swimming champion, raised the UAE during the opening ceremony of the 32nd Olympic Games in Tokyo, which was held today. The 2020 Olympics is attended by 83,911 athletes competing in 33 sports divided by 339 competitions held in 48 sports venues.
The ceremony was held in the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo without spectators, in attendance of the Japanese Emperor Naruhito, in addition to the heads of states from15 countries, including the French President Emanuel Macron, as well as Tomas Bach, Chairman of the International Olympic Committee.
Also attending were Shehab Ahamed Al-Faheem, the Ambassador of UAE to Japan and Engineer Aza Bint Suleyman, the Assistant Secretary General for the Administrative and Financial Affairs of the National Olympic Committee.