Sue Bird U.S. aggregation as banderole bearers during the ceremony aboriginal

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are set to clearly bang off on Friday, July 23, with the Opening Ceremony. At the event, teams from about the apple will represent their countries as they adapt to compete.

This celebrated commemoration will be the aboriginal above all-around acquisition amidst the advancing coronavirus pandemic. And although this year’s Opening Commemoration is acceptable to be added chastened accustomed the bloom crisis, it’s abstraction up to be added allusive than ever. In fact, basketball brilliant Sue Bird and baseball amateur Eddy Alvarez will advance the U.S. aggregation as banderole bearers during the ceremony. While in years accomplished alone one being has been called for this role, the International Olympic Board fabricated a change to advance inclusivity.

“With 49 percent changeable participation, Tokyo 2020 will be the aboriginal gender-equal Olympic Games ever,” the board said in a May statement. “For the aboriginal time, there will be at atomic one changeable and one macho amateur in anniversary of the teams accommodating in the Games.”

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