Jill Biden to lead U.S. delegation at opening of Tokyo Olympics

U.S. President Joe Biden announced the composition of the U.S. delegation that will participate in the opening of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, and announced the trip of his wife to the ceremony. This is announced on the White House website on July 20.

“The delegation will be led by U.S. First Lady Jill Biden,” the American leader said in a statement.

In addition, Raymond Green, Charge d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Japan, will represent the U.S. at the opening of the Games.

The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo on July 23. The Tokyo 2020 organizing committee reported that the organization of the competition cost Japan $15.4 billion.

The Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo were to be held from July 24 to August 9, 2020. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the competitions were postponed by a year. Now they will be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021 without the participation of foreign fans. The name of the Games – “Tokyo 2020” – has been retained.