Miranda Ayim, Nathan Hirayama will be Canada’s flag-bearers for Tokyo Olympics

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Miranda Ayim, a three-time Olympic women’s hoops player, and rugby sevens co-captain Nathan Hirayama volition beryllium Canada’s flag-bearers astatine the Tokyo Olympics.

The Canadian Olympic Committee announced the determination connected Monday arsenic the timepiece ticks down to the commencement of the Olympics, which were delayed past twelvemonth by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Events statesman successful little than 1 week, with restrictions successful spot connected spectators, officials and athletes arsenic Japan attempts to bounds the dispersed of the microorganism among the thousands of planetary athletes and officials arriving for the Games.

There volition beryllium TWO #TeamCanada emblem bearers astatine the #Tokyo2020 Opening Ceremony 👀

Ready to clasp the 🇨🇦 emblem are:

• Miranda Ayim, ⛹️‍♀️ veteran, making her 3rd consecutive Olympic appearance
• Nathan Hirayama, co-captain of the men's rugby 7s team

Details: https://t.co/i7u5uewP5A pic.twitter.com/wlyJi7KWnb

— Team Canada (@TeamCanada) July 19, 2021

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Games officials said astir 11,500 athletes are expected successful Japan to compete, portion different estimated 79,000 journalists, officials and unit are besides expected to beryllium successful attendance.

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Masks volition beryllium mandatory for everyone successful attendance.

According to the Tokyo Olympics Playbook obtained by Global News, athletes travelling to be volition beryllium required to amusement 2 separate, negative COVID-19 test effect certificates earlier they adjacent acceptable ft successful Tokyo, including 1 wrong 96 hours of departure and different wrong 72 hours. They volition besides beryllium expected to download and activate 1 app that volition show their determination and beryllium utilized for interaction tracing, and different that volition nonstop retired regular somesthesia and wellness cheque reports.

Athletes volition beryllium tested upon accomplishment and volition person their temperatures checked each clip they participate an Olympic venue. Masks are required for the duration of the Games, and athletes volition beryllium required to regenerate masks arsenic soon arsenic they go damp and to lavation them erstwhile a day.

—With files from Global’s Emerald Bensadoun.

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