Naomi Osaka to hold the Olympic torch and light the Olympic Cauldron during Friday’s Opening Ceremony, a great honor for which she feels extremely grateful. Speaking on Instagram, the four-time Grand Slam tennis champion wrote “Undoubtedly, this is the greatest sporting achievement and honor I have ever had in my life. I have no words to describe it. my feelings right now but i know i’m filled with gratitude and gratitude right now ❤️ love you guys thank you.”
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According to NBC Sports ‘Mike Tirico (via People) Naomi — who is competing for Japan in women’s singles tennis — will have her first match on Sunday after the match was postponed by a day so she can participate in the ceremony.
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This year’s Opening Ceremony was attended by much fewer people than in previous years due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the message remained the same. “Today is a moment of hope,” said International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, approving CNN. “Yes, it was very different from what we had imagined. But let’s cherish this moment because in the end we are all here together: athletes from 205 National Olympic Committees and the IOC Refugee Olympic Team, living under one roof in the Village. Olympics. This is the unifying power of sport. This is a message of solidarity, a message of peace and a message of resilience. This gives us all hope for our further journey together. “
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