“Let the Games begin!”

As humankind perseveres through the pandemic, let us look past borders and race to celebrate excellence and sportsmanship.

After an unprecedented year of delay due to the pandemic, the XXXII Olympiad commences today in Tokyo, Japan. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (2020 东京奥运) will be held largely behind closed doors with no public spectators permitted out of precautionary measures.

However, the true spirit of the Olympic Games is not dampened as the world unites in the celebration of sportsmanship and friendship. We wish for all the atheletes participating in the Toyko Olympics to compete healthily and safely. May they cultivate friendship amongst their respected peers and have sympathetic joy for each other’s achievements. Let us support in spirit and amity, even as we adapt and persevere through this challenging time.