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Naomi Osaka crowned an Opening Ceremony filled with dramatic moments

Rather than presenting a glitzy production, the four-hour Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games contemplated how, especially in the wake of a global pandemic, the sway of sport can keep us connected, writes Amy Bass.

pita taufatofua - CNN
12:32pm PDT - July 23rd, 2021

AP PHOTOS: Tokyo Games open with pomp despite circumstance

The 2020 Olympics officially opened Friday with a barrage of fireworks, nods to Japan’s history and culture, and a mesmerizing drone display over Tokyo’s night sky.

pita taufatofua - Independent
9:10am PDT - July 23rd, 2021

AP PHOTOS: Tokyo Games open with pomp despite circumstance

TOKYO (AP) — The 2020 Olympics officially opened Friday with a barrage of fireworks, nods to Japan’s history and culture, and a mesmerizing drone display over Tokyo’s night sky.

pita taufatofua - Associated Press
9:10am PDT - July 23rd, 2021

Six Must See Moments From the Olympics Ceremony

The opening ceremony was altered due to constraints linked to the COVID pandemic—but there were still plenty of moments to enthrall fans watching from home.

pita taufatofua - Newsweek
8:51am PDT - July 23rd, 2021

Review: The 2021 Olympics opening ceremony was more of a whimper than a bang

The pandemic Olympics began Friday morning with an awkward, tonally dissonant opening ceremony that wasn't memorable, other than for COVID.

pita taufatofua - USA Today
8:25am PDT - July 23rd, 2021

Naomi Osaka lights Olympic cauldron at Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony

With no fans in attendance and a reduced number of athletes joining the parade, the Tokyo Olympics' Opening Ceremony officially kicked off the Summer Games on Friday as tennis star Naomi Osaka lit the cauldron.

pita taufatofua - CNN
8:23am PDT - July 23rd, 2021

Naomi Osaka lights Olympic flame after understated opening ceremony in Tokyo

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach declared the ceremony “a moment of hope”.

pita taufatofua - Independent
8:08am PDT - July 23rd, 2021

Michael Phelps' face, Usain Bolt's running smile: Best Olympic memes in years past

Take a look back the the best memes to come out of the Olympic games that include Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, Shaunae Miller and Pita Taufatofua.

pita taufatofua - USA Today
7:54am PDT - July 23rd, 2021

Opening ceremony outfits at the Tokyo Olympics | Pictures - Reuters India

Flag bearer Malia Paseka of Tonga and Pita Taufatofua of Tonga lead their contingent during the athletes parade at the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

pita taufatofua - Reuters
7:46am PDT - July 23rd, 2021

Tonga's legendary flag bearer sports torso for third consecutive Olympic Games

Tonga's Pita Taufatofua went viral on social media in 2016 when he appeared topless in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He did the same two years

pita taufatofua - Marca
7:45am PDT - July 23rd, 2021

‘The oily guy is back’: Internet reacts to Tonga flag bearer at Tokyo 2020

Pita Taufatofua previously bore his country’s flag while shirtless in Rio and Pyeongchang

pita taufatofua - Independent
7:25am PDT - July 23rd, 2021

Vanuatu’s Riilio Rii steals hearts at Tokyo Olympics as he carries country's flag

Vanuatu’s Riilio Rii appeared to be the new heartthrob at the forefront of the Olympics opening ceremonies on Friday.

pita taufatofua - Fox News
7:14am PDT - July 23rd, 2021

Two shirtless flag bearers for Olympic opening ceremony: Oiled-up Tongan joined by Vanuatu rower

Pita Taufatofua returned to the Olympics, shirtless yet again. This time, he had company as Vanuatu rower Riilio Rii was also shirtless.

pita taufatofua - USA Today
7:02am PDT - July 23rd, 2021

See 20 photos from the fanless Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony

See what the Tokyo Opening Ceremony looked like with almost no spectators.

pita taufatofua - USA Today
6:58am PDT - July 23rd, 2021

Tonga's Olympics flag bearer Pita Taufatofua is oiled up, shirtless and has social media swooning again

Pita Taufatofua was back at the Olympics on Friday holding the Tongan flag at the opening ceremonies in Tokyo and causing social media to swoon once again.

pita taufatofua - Fox News
6:35am PDT - July 23rd, 2021

Remember that shirtless, oiled up Tongan Olympian? He's back, and ready to inspire in 2021

Known for donning his ta'ovala during the opening ceremonies, Pita Taufatofua is hoping to inspire all of Oceania in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

pita taufatofua - USA Today
4:05am PDT - July 17th, 2021

Get to know Pita Taufatofua: 5 facts about Team Tonga's flagbearer and taekwondo star

He's back for a third time!

pita taufatofua - USA Today
6:00am PDT - July 14th, 2021

NBC touts 'most meaningful Games' of our lifetime; details on opening ceremony still unclear

NBC officials also confirmed that they will host a watch party for athletes' family and friends at an NBCUniversal resort in Orlando.

pita taufatofua - USA Today
4:59pm PDT - July 13th, 2021

Some of Fiji's Olympians Taking Freight Flight With Frozen Fish to Get to Tokyo

The contingent includes the defending gold-medal-winning men's rugby sevens team as COVID-19 regulations in Asia have forced altered travel arrangements.

pita taufatofua - Newsweek
6:49am PDT - July 7th, 2021

Olympic travel a big challenge for some Pacific Island teams

Famous athletes in sports like tennis and golf heading to the Tokyo Olympics will probably arrive in Japan at the front of the plane.

pita taufatofua - Fox News
4:48am PDT - July 7th, 2021

Olympic travel a big challenge for some Pacific Island teams

Famous athletes in sports like tennis and golf at the Tokyo Olympics will probably arrive in Japan in the front of the plane

pita taufatofua - Independent
12:04am PDT - July 7th, 2021

Olympic travel a big challenge for some Pacific Island teams

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Famous athletes in sports like tennis and golf heading to the Tokyo Olympics will probably arrive in Japan at the front of the plane.

pita taufatofua - Associated Press
12:04am PDT - July 7th, 2021

RT @NBCOlympics: 6 years ago today, the world was introduced to Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan flag bearer who went viral at the 2016 Rio @Oly

e.o (@eazeee2004)
11:23am PDT - August 7th, 2022

RT @NBCOlympics: 6 years ago today, the world was introduced to Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan flag bearer who went viral at the 2016 Rio @Oly

Samantha Greenwald (@SammmyGreenwald)
10:57am PDT - August 6th, 2022

RT @NBCOlympics: 6 years ago today, the world was introduced to Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan flag bearer who went viral at the 2016 Rio @Oly

Karissa McBride (@missions2014)
7:57am PDT - August 6th, 2022

RT @NBCOlympics: 6 years ago today, the world was introduced to Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan flag bearer who went viral at the 2016 Rio @Oly

Bottis GmbH (@BottisSwiming)
3:52am PDT - August 6th, 2022

RT @NBCOlympics: 6 years ago today, the world was introduced to Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan flag bearer who went viral at the 2016 Rio @Oly

S.P (@WinterFangs)
4:30pm PDT - August 5th, 2022

RT @NBCOlympics: 6 years ago today, the world was introduced to Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan flag bearer who went viral at the 2016 Rio @Oly

Christopher Stipe (@cbstipe)
4:22pm PDT - August 5th, 2022

RT @NBCOlympics: 6 years ago today, the world was introduced to Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan flag bearer who went viral at the 2016 Rio @Oly

sarah (@dogandwinelover)
3:29pm PDT - August 5th, 2022

RT @NBCOlympics: 6 years ago today, the world was introduced to Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan flag bearer who went viral at the 2016 Rio @Oly

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3:28pm PDT - August 5th, 2022

RT @NBCOlympics: 6 years ago today, the world was introduced to Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan flag bearer who went viral at the 2016 Rio @Oly

Lynette (@shaddysgal)
2:06pm PDT - August 5th, 2022

RT @NBCOlympics: 6 years ago today, the world was introduced to Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan flag bearer who went viral at the 2016 Rio @Oly

John (@jkappless3f5z1)
1:04pm PDT - August 5th, 2022

RT @NBCOlympics: 6 years ago today, the world was introduced to Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan flag bearer who went viral at the 2016 Rio @Oly

AyethAlqhhtani1 (@AyethAlqhhtani1)
12:46pm PDT - August 5th, 2022

RT @NBCOlympics: 6 years ago today, the world was introduced to Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan flag bearer who went viral at the 2016 Rio @Oly

(@chaMpsSaraWin)
12:06pm PDT - August 5th, 2022

RT @NBCOlympics: 6 years ago today, the world was introduced to Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan flag bearer who went viral at the 2016 Rio @Oly

Sarah Bram (@sbram94)
12:06pm PDT - August 5th, 2022

RT @NBCOlympics: 6 years ago today, the world was introduced to Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan flag bearer who went viral at the 2016 Rio @Oly

J. Seaberry (@JJSea)
11:55am PDT - August 5th, 2022

RT @NBCOlympics: 6 years ago today, the world was introduced to Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan flag bearer who went viral at the 2016 Rio @Oly

Twisted Ego (@TwistedEgo2026)
11:52am PDT - August 5th, 2022

RT @NBCOlympics: 6 years ago today, the world was introduced to Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan flag bearer who went viral at the 2016 Rio @Oly

ChasGuy (@Chasguy75)
11:51am PDT - August 5th, 2022

RT @NBCOlympics: 6 years ago today, the world was introduced to Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan flag bearer who went viral at the 2016 Rio @Oly

Jacob Stephens (@jacobcs23)
11:51am PDT - August 5th, 2022

RT @insidethegames: #Tonga's #taekwondo and cross-country skiing Olympian Pita Taufatofua has been recognised for his contribution to sport…

OSFO (@OSFO_oceania)
3:56am PDT - August 2nd, 2022

RT @insidethegames: #Tonga's #taekwondo and cross-country skiing Olympian Pita Taufatofua has been recognised for his contribution to sport…

Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) (@oceaniaolympic)
4:59pm PDT - August 1st, 2022

RT @SamsungMobile: Check out how #TeamSamsungGalaxy member and famed Tonga flag bearer Pita Taufatofua is using technology to raise awarene…

VINAYAGA DRAWINGS (@MersalVinayagam)
10:34am PDT - July 15th, 2022

This was the best chat: "No risk, no reward" with Tongan flag bearer, Pita Taufatofua @pitaTofua https://t.co/2kDUJDVxtJ via @YouTube

Leanne Hughes (@leannehughes)
3:16pm PDT - June 15th, 2022

New Episode! "WALL 22: "No Risk, No Reward" with Tongan Flag Bearer, Pita Taufatofua" All of us here have our own dreams that we want to pursue, but due to the fear that’s holding us back, most of t… Player links & show notes: https://t.co/Wt9XKauvLY

Leanne Hughes (@leannehughes)
1:21pm PDT - June 15th, 2022

RT @animoller: If you're reading this and have a few $ to share, pls donate to the #TongaEruption #Tsunami fundraiser. Just because it's no…

Revlov (@Revlov3)
6:13am PDT - June 14th, 2022

RT @animoller: If you're reading this and have a few $ to share, pls donate to the #TongaEruption #Tsunami fundraiser. Just because it's no…

The UnOrged (she/her) (@Quoylette)
1:16am PDT - June 14th, 2022

RT @animoller: If you're reading this and have a few $ to share, pls donate to the #TongaEruption #Tsunami fundraiser. Just because it's no…

Annita Bowman (@annita_bowman)
12:33am PDT - June 14th, 2022

RT @animoller: If you're reading this and have a few $ to share, pls donate to the #TongaEruption #Tsunami fundraiser. Just because it's no…

Meme Burk (@MemeBurk)
12:21am PDT - June 14th, 2022

RT @animoller: If you're reading this and have a few $ to share, pls donate to the #TongaEruption #Tsunami fundraiser. Just because it's no…

Alice Hawkins (@aplebeianlife)
9:32pm PDT - June 13th, 2022

RT @animoller: If you're reading this and have a few $ to share, pls donate to the #TongaEruption #Tsunami fundraiser. Just because it's no…

Pro-Abortion, Petty, Black, Nerd (@EemVadon)
3:40pm PDT - June 13th, 2022

RT @animoller: If you're reading this and have a few $ to share, pls donate to the #TongaEruption #Tsunami fundraiser. Just because it's no…

Liz Bat (@LizBat3)
2:41pm PDT - June 13th, 2022

RT @ship_to_hell: hey, since this is gettin mad numbers, help out the island of tonga! https://t.co/3mm6YdR7pQ

No Way (@Am_my_8_7)
4:03am PDT - June 4th, 2022

Did you hear about the January 15th volcano eruption and subsequent tsunami in the island nation of Tonga? Neither did I, until now. Join me in donating to the Tonga Tsunami relief fund by Pita Taufatofua https://t.co/hbwBYpOZfv

Rick Bartolacelli (@bartolri)
11:46am PDT - June 3rd, 2022

RT @ship_to_hell: hey, since this is gettin mad numbers, help out the island of tonga! https://t.co/3mm6YdR7pQ

Not Like the Other Robins (@bratkechi)
2:03pm PDT - June 2nd, 2022

Girrrl, I’m pretty sure that’s Pita Taufatofua https://t.co/1h29yCZFUP

Aki (@ahkee_fifita)
5:39pm PDT - May 31st, 2022

RT @ship_to_hell: hey, since this is gettin mad numbers, help out the island of tonga! https://t.co/3mm6YdR7pQ

(@SarahKisCute)
12:10pm PDT - May 6th, 2022

RT @fekita_u: PM Huakavameiliku took the opportunity in Brisbane to personally thank Pita Taufatofua Jr for his efforts and rounding suppor…

Paula Cirikiyasawa (@PaulaCirikiyas3)
10:14pm PDT - April 15th, 2022