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Utah Athletes Participate In Opening Ceremony Of Tokyo Games

Flag bearers Sue Bird and Eddy Alvarez of Team United States lead their team in during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

TOKYO – We have got some great Olympic spirit in the state of Utah.

There’s no question Tokyo’s Opening Ceremony was remarkably different than others. It was more solemn and subdued than what we are used to.

Still, there were plenty of moments that stood out, and it was clear the athletes made the most of their experience, that for many, was once in a lifetime.

In a stadium that can hold 68,000, there were only roughly 950 in attendance.

Team USA eventually made their way into the arena, featuring many of the athletes from Utah that are participating in the games.

As we know, Utah is well-represented with other countries as well.

Rudy Gobert took part in the Opening Ceremony, sharing much of his experience on social media.

Gobert and France will take on Team USA on Sunday.

Many athletes competing this weekend chose not to attend, like Utah gymnast MyKayla Skinner, who, along with teammates including Simone Biles, held their own celebration.

Joe Ingles also took part in the ceremony for team Australia.

Ingles is participating in his 4th Olympic Games for the Boomers.

He faces Utah Jazz teammate Miye Oni and Nigeria on Sunday.

Now that the Opening Ceremony is complete, it’s time to enjoy the games. You can do so on KSL-TV.

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