Tokyo Olympics: Spectacular drone show, fireworks start the Games off with a bang

Published on Jul 23, 2021
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A spectacular fireworks show ended the Olympic opening ceremony on Friday 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.

A dramatic drone display featuring 1,824 drones was also one of the highlights of the ceremony, as the much-maligned event, already postponed by a year, finally got underway.

The Games run until August 8.

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  • FireVenuz

    FireVenuz

    Month ago

    😢💔Sad that it’s come to an end until next time in France 🇫🇷

  • 46zztop

    46zztop

    Month ago

    Drones designed by Intel !

  • SU-30M2 Sol

    SU-30M2 Sol

    Month ago

    1:29 "Caution bandits inbound, Here come the UAVs"

  • oiuet souiu

    oiuet souiu

    Month ago

    Life must go on! Go for it Athletes.

  • Y

    Y

    Month ago

    Original plan for the opening ceremony of tokyo2020 made by Mikiko (who was in charge of flag handover ceremony at Rio) was supposed to start with the red bike from Akira, Mario, Pikachu, perfume, etc. it was a super cool plan and the IOC loved it. But unfortunately, Dentsu (largest advertising agency)and some politicians stole and destroyed the show for the money.
    She got removed without notification and her whole plan was canceled by Dentsu. Mikiko with 500 talented staff were even about to start the rehearsal for the ceremony, though. She was threatened by them not to make this a big deal. She got sudden deafness for the stress. The collusion between corporations and politicians, and discrimination against women, sexists are serious problem in Japan. We really wanted to see her show.

  • Felipe N Reyes

    Felipe N Reyes

    Month ago

    Having seen this it now questions the things you see in the sky. Ever moving ever changing colour and moving into any shape.

  • vbddfy euuyt

    vbddfy euuyt

    Month ago

    even that drones formed a globe! great work!

    • oiuet souiu

      oiuet souiu

      Month ago

      the sky and ask God)

  • galbo channel

    galbo channel

    Month ago

    Actually, it seems that the march of the players was scheduled to be held together with Mario's CG. It seems that the plan was ruined by the worst behind the scenes in Japan. Very sad. I wanted people all over the world to see the opening ceremony more than this time. The Olympics are about to end, but please do your best to all the athletes. May the coronavirus end soon. from JAPAN

  • vincent dao

    vincent dao

    Month ago

    You can barely see the live footage

  • Ethan Lee

    Ethan Lee

    Month ago

    The Olympics must not reveal any political or biased tendencies. The host country, Japan, is also spreading the word to the team. However, on the other hand, Japan requested the IOC to remain silent on the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. The atomic bombing of Hiroshima was a thoughtful decision made by the United States, the allied power at the time, because Japan, a war criminal country, did not give up on the war and continued to kill innocent people of the country. To meditate on the day the atomic bomb was dropped is no different from forcing people to visit a Japanese shrine. This double aspect of Japan is completely unqualified as a host country for the Olympics, a place of harmony for people around the world, and when the silence was canceled, the ambition to include a performance related to the atomic bombing in the closing ceremony also seems to have not abandoned its aspect as a war criminal country rather than as an Olympic host country. People all over the world are looking forward to seeing Japan and changing their positive and erroneous views on Japan. I believe that the IOC must not condone this double action of Japan, the host country of the Olympics, and must take corresponding measures.

    • vbddfy euuyt

      vbddfy euuyt

      Month ago

      problem with the health of athletes after the Olympics...

  • 章子 大橋

    章子 大橋

    Month ago

    素晴らしい‼️日本の力

  • Hamish Dalton

    Hamish Dalton

    Month ago

    your trash where is the other colors there's only red and white include other countries

  • Dania A. Oliva-Peña

    Dania A. Oliva-Peña

    Month ago

    Wonderful firework show , beyond spectacular . I don't know how they timed the fireworks on that ball . They actually talked about it about a year ago . I just can't remember . I know it was difficult , but not for Japan . Bravo !!!!!!!!

  • MICO OKI

    MICO OKI

    Month ago

    綺麗だった、戦争に転用するのは、やめて欲しいです

  • HyperCrack

    HyperCrack

    Month ago

    Those drones were beautiful!!

  • Team Abroad

    Team Abroad

    Month ago

    drone show

  • NO-1-U-NO

    NO-1-U-NO

    Month ago

    🙂 I love the future of computer technology!

  • SYED AQEEL AHMAD

    SYED AQEEL AHMAD

    Month ago

    Live Olympics kaha dekhe mobile me

  • Technical Facto

    Technical Facto

    Month ago

    बायू प्रदूषण

  • Field River

    Field River

    Month ago

    why there are so many negative comments on this video, communist party controls our public opinion in japan, the world should know about it this time, we don't hate tokyo olympics, we all sincerely welcome you players and stuffs.

  • Michael Scott

    Michael Scott

    Month ago

    I wanted Kyushudanji Shinsengumi to be assembled at the opening ceremony‼️

  • Cal Wizzarak

    Cal Wizzarak

    Month ago

    ⛲👚✈💛🦓🐼💮💗🎋🌟🌠🎦💙👙🎄✨🎄🌙 *God demonstrated His love to us by sending His Son Jesus Christ, who died and rose from the dead to Give us eternal life.*
    *He also promised to heal your body.* *If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead* *He'll give you eternal life*
    *(Look up at the sky and ask God)*

  • cqvio doli

    cqvio doli

    Month ago

    Life must go on! Go for it Athletes.

  • ๛ꪑiᥴkꪗ Ᏸꪮꪗ๛

    ๛ꪑiᥴkꪗ Ᏸꪮꪗ๛

    Month ago

    නයිස් 😇😇

  • Godfathers Justice

    Godfathers Justice

    Month ago

    I'm worried about the Tokyo Olympics.
    The WHO informed the athletes of each country that when the athletes returned home after the Olympics, they should take a precise examination of the radioactive cesium test of Fukushima ingredients and the physical condition caused by the heat of the heat.,In particular, the players who swam in Tokyo Bay dung water were sure to be tested.
    Meanwhile, Bollomberger said it would consider charging the Japanese government for damages in cooperation with the IOC if there is a problem with the health of athletes after the Olympics...

  • Petra Arkian

    Petra Arkian

    Month ago

    That drone tech is so cool... can't wait to see how it continues to evolve.

  • marcia vieira

    marcia vieira

    Month ago

    2016 ceremony is the best

  • Agus sasak

    Agus sasak

    Month ago

    Fck korea tv

  • Ramesh Srivastava

    Ramesh Srivastava

    Month ago

    Very good show

  • serdy ximi

    serdy ximi

    Month ago

    I can hear people chanting “Cancel the games!” entire time which I completely agree with.

    • Rose

      Rose

      Month ago

      I am here in Japan I can’t here any protestor, very peaceful here, awesome opening ceremony! Japan u r the best!👏👏👏

    • nijuo joing

      nijuo joing

      Month ago

      The drone flight was the most impressive and beautiful thing i've seen in a long time.

  • Psylon

    Psylon

    Month ago

    keep your pets inside, terrified.... i liked the Drone way alot more

  • nijuo joing

    nijuo joing

    Month ago

    The Drone Earth was the best!!!

  • Kaneda Teng

    Kaneda Teng

    Month ago

    That's awesome 🌟

  • cameron dening

    cameron dening

    Month ago

    How many times over the next few years are people gonna use that drone footage as" UFO footage" lol... That drone work is next level tho unreal!!

    • serdy ximi

      serdy ximi

      Month ago

      That drone technology is next level, mind blowing really! Imagine what the military can do

  • G

    G

    Month ago

    It's always water season sinners cancel the olympics until you know how to dress and impress God

  • annag cocl

    annag cocl

    Month ago

    I can hear people chanting “Cancel the games!” entire time which I completely agree with.

    • 74th Artillery

      74th Artillery

      Month ago

      Cancel yo mama

    • nijuo joing

      nijuo joing

      Month ago

      IOC should've banned the rising sun flag. It's as bad as nazzi swastika flag. Very offensive to lots of Asian countries. IOC must be running by someone who's got a pea brain.

  • e mills

    e mills

    Month ago

    Olympics are no longer worth watching or carrying about. Scamlympics.

  • どらすた

    どらすた

    Month ago

    I can hear people chanting “Cancel the games!” entire time which I completely agree with.

    • christian

      christian

      Month ago

      Yeah keep screaming like a Karen. Louder. Louderrrrr hahahahaha

    • nijuo joing

      nijuo joing

      Month ago

      UFOs watching this must have been very impressed.

  • Firstname Lastname

    Firstname Lastname

    Month ago

    Just wait till they start killing people in 50 years

    • annag cocl

      annag cocl

      Month ago

      this is next level drone !

  • Arthur Pendragon

    Arthur Pendragon

    Month ago

    The drone flight was the most impressive and beautiful thing i've seen in a long time.

  • big chimp

    big chimp

    Month ago

    project blue beam (drone show), CERN bridging the underworld to ours (final fantasy ceremony and kabuki ceremony) and world control (everyone wearing masks 😷)

  • Yew Meng Choo

    Yew Meng Choo

    Month ago

    Probably the best Olympics opening ever but sadly to no crowd but still a big bravo to the Japanese for putting up a good show

  • Random Stuff

    Random Stuff

    Month ago

    that drone scene is really impressive

  • Kevin Fang

    Kevin Fang

    Month ago

    Can’t be compared to China’s drone show.

  • Canadian Prepper

    Canadian Prepper

    Month ago

    That drone technology is next level, mind blowing really! Imagine what the military can do

    • 17Dainen Fernandes

      17Dainen Fernandes

      Month ago

      Me before watching this : trying my best to stop global warming Me after watching this :🤣🔫 my life is a joke

    • Miche Yahla

      Miche Yahla

      Month ago

      Kill people, just that kill people

    • HDC

      HDC

      Month ago

      Any new technology: Appears. Humans: Well, that's all fine, but can we kill with it?

    • Ari Thor

      Ari Thor

      Month ago

      The do UFO with drone :þ

    • Velga Bleker

      Velga Bleker

      Month ago

      Military can nicely eliminate who ever they want!

  • ADAM WICAKSONO

    ADAM WICAKSONO

    Month ago

    That's wonderful

  • Grace Kim

    Grace Kim

    Month ago

    IOC should've banned the rising sun flag. It's as bad as nazzi swastika flag. Very offensive to lots of Asian countries. IOC must be running by someone who's got a pea brain.

  • Kevin Solieff

    Kevin Solieff

    Month ago

    I have to say to Japanese people for this amazing drone show: “Kawaii”

  • Kwon Dara

    Kwon Dara

    Month ago

    Why pity japan olympic? Its not all about the crowd its about the highlight of different great athletes around the world... Some says they should postponed it and make it to 2024 as if all athlete can be that good at that time as the way they are good today..

  • Yan C

    Yan C

    Month ago

    have to be honest I'm disappointed with this opening

  • rofano lubis

    rofano lubis

    Month ago

    this is next level drone !

  • ¡YO SOY SUFICIENTE! VLOG

    ¡YO SOY SUFICIENTE! VLOG

    Month ago

    ¡Wow, que belleza!!! 😍 😍 😍 😍 😍

  • Abell Seyfu

    Abell Seyfu

    Month ago

    One doesn’t experience self-transcendence, the illusion of self only dissipates🎈

    • Abell Seyfu

      Abell Seyfu

      Month ago

      @Great Expectations To clarify, The colloquial understanding of self transcendence is that a person through their willed actions gets to a moment or period of self transcendence. But with there being no self to transcend, and in turn no self to do the transcending, the illusion of self only dissipates. offer a different perspective on seeking, and to introduce Non-Duality✌️&♥️

    • Great Expectations

      Great Expectations

      Month ago

      That is two sides of one coin.

  • Steve Kaspar

    Steve Kaspar

    Month ago

    Who cares?

  • Nana97ification

    Nana97ification

    Month ago

    The whole drones movement is kakuiii

  • canine4350

    canine4350

    Month ago

    It is done by Intel. No Japanese tech.

  • Mai Ba

    Mai Ba

    Month ago

    well, thats alot of drones

  • Rotana Hay

    Rotana Hay

    Month ago

    Kudos to the team behind the drone display. Salute and respect to Japan for solemnly moving forward with the games.

  • Yaboi Buggles

    Yaboi Buggles

    Month ago

    Godzilla waiting the next year to destroy toyko: Ya’ll here sumthin?

    • annag cocl

      annag cocl

      Month ago

      The Drone Earth was the best!!!

  • antonio miranda

    antonio miranda

    Month ago

    Fantástico

  • winnie lai

    winnie lai

    Month ago

    Thank you Japan for hosting the Olympics. Lets not forget the Olympic spirit.

    • annag cocl

      annag cocl

      Month ago

      UFOs watching this must have been very impressed.

  • Satoru Nosho

    Satoru Nosho

    Month ago

    Stupid olympics

  • Diogo L⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻

    Diogo L⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻

    Month ago

    this is another level of tech :o

  • angel lim

    angel lim

    Month ago

    Expect to see more advance shows than the China 2008 olympic game but very disappointed had nothing of that sort 😕

  • Jedi V

    Jedi V

    Month ago

    With Doraemon ...

  • Jedi V

    Jedi V

    Month ago

    I want to see One Punch Man flying over ...

  • Jedi V

    Jedi V

    Month ago

    Saitama must be disappointed 😐

  • viwantstoknow

    viwantstoknow

    Month ago

    Sad

  • Allison Barrows

    Allison Barrows

    Month ago

    IOC Should have moved Tokyo to 2024, and Paris to 2028. Japan wasted 4 yrs for nothing. It's sad.

  • Sajan Cherian

    Sajan Cherian

    Month ago

    Fantastic, marvelous seen ✌️

  • Laurie Plum

    Laurie Plum

    Month ago

    Cool drones

  • Makrusz Rusz

    Makrusz Rusz

    Month ago

    woww ,tokyo olimpick show👍
    good luck

  • Maggie Wan

    Maggie Wan

    Month ago

    Amazing ceremonies! I wish I was there.

  • Clutch Powers

    Clutch Powers

    Month ago

    There seems to be an under representation of trans women in rowing at Tokyo Olympics....... I'd of thought coxless fours would of been right up their new alley.!

  • Welcome to WW3 Psychological Warfare

    Welcome to WW3 Psychological Warfare

    Month ago

    Hey guys we've lost our spirit let's give it to drones and make a spectacle of that instead the people are dumb enough to buy it on mass 🃏

  • Phukutube Always

    Phukutube Always

    Month ago

    Yawn…

  • Bald Bearded Bloke

    Bald Bearded Bloke

    Month ago

    It might have been technically superior to Sydney but otherwise I think Sydney was better and even in these circumstances Japan could have been better.

  • あなごちゃん

    あなごちゃん

    Month ago

    I wanted customers all over the world to see this😢from Tokyo.
    世界中の沢山のお客様に見て欲しかったわ😢

  • RYG

    RYG

    Month ago

    I was disappointed especially after what they showed in Rio and some fav character for the opening ceremonies

  • shang xiang

    shang xiang

    Month ago

    The most boring Olympics

  • gerry tian

    gerry tian

    Month ago

    Godzilla underwater

  • Matt Tarita

    Matt Tarita

    Month ago

    Who cares

  • luki whiteboy doncic

    luki whiteboy doncic

    Month ago

    you clowns no footage of the people. like its all secret of something.

  • Aaron

    Aaron

    Month ago

    *Hey, to you reading* ... you are loved in this moment, just as you are, here's how we know:
    "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

  • Max Headroom

    Max Headroom

    Month ago

    This was supposed to be the 8k Olympics

  • M. SWEETY REDDY

    M. SWEETY REDDY

    Month ago

    Wonderful work

  • Richard Hills

    Richard Hills

    Month ago

    Drones to watch the people.oh yah the games are on.australia has so much to be happy about in these covid dark dark times.

  • Briktu Lucy

    Briktu Lucy

    Month ago

    💮💗🌟🌠💙👙🎄✨🌠✈💮✈🎋💮✈💮👙💙💙🌙👙 *God demonstrated His love to us by sending His Son Jesus Christ, who died and rose from the dead to Give us eternal life.*
    *He also promised to heal your body.* *If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead* *He'll give you eternal life*
    *(Look up at the sky and ask God)*

  • Jxxn Matt

    Jxxn Matt

    Month ago

    Drone shows are always off the charts!

  • Mr.

    Mr. "X"

    Month ago

    Dead games nobody's watching💩

  • James Bong

    James Bong

    Month ago

    fantastic drone show

  • Welcome to the Mars

    Welcome to the Mars

    Month ago

    Nice.

  • Lilith Rogers

    Lilith Rogers

    Month ago

    Wow, those Fireworks are AMAZING!!!

  • george park

    george park

    Month ago

    go to hell japan

    • Field River

      Field River

      Month ago

      oh, korean

  • Karima Reyes

    Karima Reyes

    Month ago

    Ofc it had to start with a bang. An artistic bang

  • Salvador Delgado-Maravilla

    Salvador Delgado-Maravilla

    Month ago

    Perfect

  • Jason

    Jason

    Month ago

    You know the virus is real when theres been a virus for two years that's been killing thousands of people from every country yet they still have the oylimpics. Im not sayin its "fake" cause that would be saying misinformation not like : maskoff mask on masks don't do anything, yes they do, stay home don't be in contact with others , but everyone cram yourself in store , some loses thier job some don't , pay a normie to walk up and down the aisle pushing a basket with a 6ft distance sign 🤫🔫🔫🔫🔫🔫🔫🔫🔫🔫🔫🔫

  • Sissi Ito

    Sissi Ito

    Month ago

    Amazing

  • C NZHK

    C NZHK

    Month ago

    Under Covid restrictions, despite not having any audience, The Japanese put on an impressive Olympic opening! 👍👏💞 That is the Olympic spirit, all the best to the Olympic athletes from around the world💪👏

    • Jasmine L

      Jasmine L

      Month ago

      👏Hear hear. 👏I had the trip to the Olympics in Japan last year, planned, would have loved to travel around Japan while there. The only people in the stand during opening ceremony were the officials, the media and some volunteers. I kept imagining the atmosphere if I was there! 🎉Japan have done the best they can under the global pandemic! 👍💞

  • Good grief

    Good grief

    Month ago

    Wait that's it??