28 Indian Athletes to Participate in Olympics Opening Ceremony

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New Delhi: As many as 28 members of the Indian contingent will take part in the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, according to reports.

The 28 members comprising six officials and 22 athletes of the Indian contingent will participate in the opening ceremony of Olympics on Friday after the organisers suggested restricting the number of athletes attending the curtain-raiser due to Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the numbers shared by the office of the Indian contingent at the Games Village, hockey will have only one representative in men’s team captain Manpreet Singh, who will be a flag-bearer alongside boxer MC Mary Kom.

Boxing will have the most number of members in the ceremony with eight participants followed by table tennis and sailing with four. Rowing has two participating members while gymnastics, swimming and fencing have one each.

The opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics will be held in the Olympic Stadium on Friday.

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