Tokyo 2020 Olympics fireworks display ends opening ceremony.

Fireworks ended the Olympic opening ceremony on Friday (July 23) in which athletes from across the world paraded into an almost empty national stadium to represent their nations.

The opening ceremony, normally a star-studded display teeming with celebrities, lacked the usual glitz with fewer than 1,000 people in attendance, strict social distancing rules and signs calling on spectators to "be quiet around the venue".

Regardless, it marked a coming together of the world, with an audience of hundreds of millions around the globe and at various stages of the pandemic tuning in to watch the start of the greatest show in sport.

The Games run until August 8.

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