• The Tokyo Olympics officially begin Friday with the opening ceremony in Japan.
  • U.S. flag-bearers are Sue Bird (women’s basketball) and Eddy Alvarez (baseball).
  • Roughly 200 members of U.S. delegation expected to march.

TOKYO — The Olympics are officially here. 

The Tokyo 2020 Summer Games started with the opening ceremony, which aired live in the U.S. on Friday on NBC one day shy of when it was originally scheduled to take place in 2020. NBC will re-air the event later Friday (7:30 p.m. ET). 

About 950 spectators, mostly dignitaries — such as first lady Jill Biden — and journalists, will be at Olympic Stadium for the subdued festivities. More than 200 athletes, led by flag-bearers Sue Bird (women’s basketball) and Eddy Alvarez (baseball) are expected to march during the ceremony.

Follow along for live updates of the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony. 

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