LOCAL NEWS

Utah Athletes Participate In Opening Ceremony Of Tokyo Games

Jul 24, 2021, 11:14 AM
Flag bearers Sue Bird and Eddy Alvarez of Team United States lead their team in during the Opening ...
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)
(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.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

...
Matt Gephardt and Sloan Schrage

Shopping for Valentine’s roses? 9 comparisons to help you find the biggest bang for your buck

From online and local florist delivery options to grocery store blooms, KSL’s Matt Gephardt compares the cost and durability of nine different bouquets of a dozen red roses.
1 day ago
...
Ashley Moser

West Jordan mother in the ICU after being hit by snowmobile while tubing

A Utah mother is recovering in the ICU after she was hit by a snowmobile while tubing over the weekend.
1 day ago
Lauri Markkanen #23 of the Utah Jazz reacts to a basket against the Houston Rockets during the firs...
Kyle Ireland, KSL Sports

Ryan Smith, Utah Jazz honor Lauri Markkanen for NBA All-Star selection

Ryan Smith and the Utah Jazz honored Lauri Markkanen for his first NBA All-Star selection during Utah’s game against the Dallas Mavericks.
1 day ago
...
Madison Swenson

Boy hospitalized after falling from slide at Rose Springs Elementary

n 8-year-old boy is in critical but stable condition after falling from a slide at Rose Springs Elementary School.
1 day ago
Utah State Prisoin...
Shara Park

Governor, lawmakers to address 3 inmate attacks on guards at Utah Prisons

The maximum-security unit at the Utah State Prison remained closed to visitors Monday after an inmate attacked a correctional officer on Saturday.
1 day ago
handcuffs...
Pat Reavy

Utah man accused of drugging woman’s tea, sexually extorting her

A Tooele County man who police say put a sleeping pill in a woman's tea without her knowledge and told her she could not stay at his residence unless she had sex with him, is facing criminal charges.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

vintage photo of lighting showroom featuring chandeliers, lamps, wall lights and mirrors...
Lighting Design

History of Lighting Design | Over 25 Years of Providing Utah With the Latest Trends and Styles

Read about the history of Lighting Design, a family-owned and operated business that paved the way for the lighting industry in Utah.
Fiber Optical cables connected to an optic ports and Network cables connected to ethernet ports...
Brian Huston, CE and Anthony Perkins, BICSI

Why Every Business Needs a Structured Cabling System

A structured cabling system benefits businesses by giving you faster processing speeds and making your network more efficient and reliable.
notebook with password notes highlighted...
PC Laptops

How to Create Strong Passwords You Can Actually Remember

Learn how you can create strong passwords that are actually easy to remember! In a short time you can create new ones in seconds.
house with for rent sign posted...
Chase Harrington, president and COO of Entrata

Top 5 Reasons You May Want to Consider Apartment Life Over Owning a Home

There are many benefits of renting that can be overshadowed by the allure of buying a home. Here are five reasons why renting might be right for you.
Festive kitchen in Christmas decorations. Christmas dining room....
Lighting Design

6 Holiday Decor Trends to Try in 2022

We've rounded out the top 6 holiday decor trends for 2022 so you can be ahead of the game before you start shopping. 
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to Choose What MBA Program is Right for You: Take this Quiz Before You Apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Utah Athletes Participate In Opening Ceremony Of Tokyo Games