The big moments were all there: the lighting of the cauldron by the tennis star Naomi Osaka, an appearance by Emperor Naruhito of Japan, a parade of athletes in the colors and costumes of 206 nations, the singing of John Lennon’s “Imagine.”
Who performed at the 1996 Olympics opening ceremony?
The ceremony featured film composer John Williams, French Canadian singer Celine Dion and American singer Gladys Knight. The ceremony attendance was 85,600.
Who sings Imagine Olympics Opening Ceremony 2021?
John Legend Sings “Imagine” at the Olympics Opening Ceremony.
How long is the Olympic opening ceremony?
The celebration of the start of the games is expected to last about four hours, running from 7 a.m. ET to 11 a.m. ET. NBC and Olympics organizers have kept other details of the opening ceremony under wraps, including how many members of each nation’s delegation will be allowed to march.