The five-year-long wait for the Tokyo Olympics finally concluded on Friday, as the opening ceremony was held in the Olympic Stadium, Tokyo. All eyes were on the Indian athletes when 20 odd players graced the stadiums with their presence.
London Olympics bronze medalist boxer Mary Kom and Indian men’s hockey captain Manpreet Singh were designated as the flag-bearers for the Opening Ceremony. An unexpected event took place during India’s walk into the Olympics, which has angered several fans. As the country walked out in the Parade, India’s sports minister Anurag Thakur was displayed on the screen, splitting into two halves. We had the Indian athletes walking out on one side, whereas the other half showed Thakur cheering the nation on. However, this has caused a huge uproar among the viewers, given that the Sports Minister took the spotlight away from the deserving athletes who worked so hard to qualify for the Games.
The official broadcaster of the Olympic Games in India is the Sony Network, as the opening ceremony was shown across different Sony channels. Following the latest incident involving Anurag Thakur, Indian sports fans are now rooting for one of Doordarshan’s oldest broadcasters.
News Source : The Quint