KATHMANDU, July 23: The 32nd Summer Olympics is going to be formally inaugurated today.
The Olympics is scheduled to be inaugurated at 4:45PM (Nepal time) amidst a special function in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. Though the Olympics is going to be formally inaugurated today, some matches have already taken place from Wednesday.
Athletes, coaches and sports officials from different countries have already reached Tokyo to participate in the Olympics. Similarly, a 23-member Nepali team, including five athletes and four coaches, has already reached Tokyo. Swimmers-- Gaurika Singh and Alex Shah will carry the national flag in the march-past during the inaugural event.
Although the actual schedule to hold the Summer Olympics was in 2020, it was delayed by one year due to COVID-19 pandemic. The matches are going to be held without spectators. Out of five Nepali athletes participating in the Olympics, Kalpana Pariyar of the ‘shooting’ category will compete on Saturday morning. Pariyar will compete in the women's 10-metre air rifle shooting event. The match will start at 5:15AM (Nepal time) on Saturday.