Amanpour and Company

An Olympic Opening Ceremony Like No Other

Clip: 07/24/2021 | 2m 55s | Video has closed captioning.

It was an Olympic opening ceremony like no other: athletes in masks marching in a mostly empty stadium. COVID-19 cases are rising in Japan, the host country, whose population remains largely unvaccinated. Olympic officials hope to shift public focus away from the public health crisis to the competition, and to creating great sporting moments for the history books. Selina Wang reports.

Aired: 07/24/21

Rating: NR

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PBS and WNET, in collaboration with CNN, launched Amanpour and Company in September 2018. The series features wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on issues impacting the world each day, from politics, business, technology and arts, to science and sports.

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