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The Olympic Games Are Back!

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Good Friday morning – today is a special day – it’s the start of the 2020 Olympic Games live from Tokyo.

My name is Lindsay Patterson – I’m the sports reporter over at Q102 and over the next few weeks I will be sharing stories, photos and recaps on this blog page and I’m really looking forward to the Summer Olympic Games! Also check my Behind The Games sports updates on Q102.

In 2020 the sports world paused – most sports around the world started to resume while the Olympics were postponed last summer until this year that is why it will be called the “2020 Tokyo Olympics”

The opening ceremony began this morning with a moment of silence for those who died during the pandemic. At the moment COVID-19 is still happening and over 20 athletes have dropped out of the games.

This year’s opening ceremony will look a little different – and near empty in the stands because of the rising COVID-19 cases.

Let the games begin! Today is a busy day to kickoff the summer games – 19 different events will take place today – including artistic gymnastics – softball – boxing – tennis – rowing – volleyball just to name a few.

I know one of the many sporting events I’m looking forward to is – gymnastics – Simone Biles is one of the greatest to ever do it.

She has only competed in one Olympics prior to Tokyo and currently has four gold medals – Fun fact if you tweet #SimoneBiles the emoji of the goat will pop-up – love to see it and I have feeling she and her team will be adding to the Team USA gold medal total.

 

Just in case you missed the opening ceremony – more images from this morning live from Tokyo.

One of my favorite things about the Olympics – the people who worked hard to make their dream reality – Get the tissues ready for this one –

Fun fact about the Olympic rings – mind is blown.

Here’s how to watch the games online and on TV. 

I’ll be back next week with the weekend update and medal count for Team USA – send me your favorite Olympic sport during the summer games – would love to talk about it too. 🙂

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