Yesterday saw the India action begin with the archery rankings rounds. However, the medal opportunities, or the chance to be in the medal rounds from today, are now open. Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal in women’s 49kg weightlifting. Shooter Saurabh Chaudhary was disappointed to finish 7th in men’s 10m air pistol competition. Keep following Times of India for all the latest news on Olympics 2021, India Events in Tokyo Olympics, Medal Table, and more.
Opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics: How does it get decided?
The alphabetical order in which the teams enter the stadium is determined by the language chosen by the organising committee. This language is generally the dominant language of the host city. First, the announcers call out the name of a country in English and French — which are the official languages for the Games as per Rule 23 of the Olympic Charter. Then they choose the language.
At the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang for example, countries entered using the Hangul alphabetical order. However, at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics for instance, the Cyrillic alphabet was used.