The Most Stunning Photos From The Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony

The Tokyo Olympics may be muted because of the coronavirus pandemic, but that didn’t stop Friday’s opening ceremony from being a riot of color.

Stunning fireworks, intimate dance performances and even a treadmill set the scene for the next two weeks of sporting endeavors ― even though spectators were largely banned from the National Stadium.

See some of the most iconic images here:

Fireworks illuminate over the National Stadium during the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony.An overview shows a performer walking on a treadmill during the opening ceremony.Team Ireland flag bearers Kellie Harrington and Brendan Irvine carry the Irish tricolor.Team Cameroon enters the arena.Fireworks explode over the arena.Performers dance in front of giant golden Olympic Rings.Fireworks light up the night sky.Fireworks flash above the National Stadium.Paper lanterns light up during the show.Members of Team China enter the stadium.