Slimmed-down ceremony to open pandemic-hit Tokyo Games • FRANCE 24 English

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The #TokyoOlympics opens on Friday with a #ceremony reflecting a Games like no other, walking a fine line between celebrating the feats of the world’s best athletes while acknowledging the global hardship caused by the #coronavirus pandemic. FRANCE 24’s John Matthews tells us more.

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