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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
https://t.co/LpqJCHBQ2i Pita Taufatofua: when does Tonga’s topless Olympic flag bearer compete in taekwondo at Tokyo 2020? https://t.co/qRkAq6kTwm

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3:18pm PDT - September 21st, 2021

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The ACC (@TheACCnz)
1:49pm PDT - September 19th, 2021
https://t.co/LpqJCHBQ2i Pita Taufatofua: when does Tonga’s topless Olympic flag bearer compete in taekwondo at Tokyo 2020? https://t.co/qRkAq6kTwm

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r⃟i⃟e⃟n⃟d⃟.⃟ (@oldghos1)
7:28am PDT - September 2nd, 2021

RT @smgimagesonline: I know it's been a while since the Olympics have ended but a friend of mine asked me to draw the athlete Pita Taufatof…

PIKACHU-TORTUGA (@princebeforeson)
4:06pm PDT - September 1st, 2021
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Susan (@smgimagesonline)
2:40pm PDT - September 1st, 2021

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JRM It's me, Mom (@yfabb)
7:09pm PDT - August 28th, 2021

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9:01am PDT - August 27th, 2021

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1:18am PDT - August 27th, 2021

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4:00am PDT - August 26th, 2021
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robowho (@robowho1)
8:47pm PDT - August 19th, 2021

Expect anything from @pitaTofua when he’s ready for #Beijing2022. Even he’ll probably wear thermals underneath his grass skirt while topless during the parade of nations. #OlympicGames Pita Taufatofua raises spirits again in Tokyo 2020 loss https://t.co/Q1KRCauJwn

Miyuko (@Miyuko_junsei)
4:38pm PDT - August 15th, 2021

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Bobbi Knox (@user880607)
11:16pm PDT - August 9th, 2021
Tonga's beloved shirtless flagbearer returns for Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony https://t.co/hREwrlfMfG https://t.co/vHZUqlR8Dz

Tonga's beloved shirtless flagbearer returns for Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony https://t.co/hREwrlfMfG https://t.co/vHZUqlR8Dz

KS/MO IT Recruiter (@BrittanyB_AGS)
8:22am PDT - August 9th, 2021

RT @enews: Behold, Tongan Flag Bearer Pita Taufatofua's "Top Secret" to His Oily Skin https://t.co/7xummejgSk

aliexpress (@ellenboo_joy)
3:48pm PDT - August 8th, 2021
'More topless men please!' Shirtless Samoan athletes steal the show at Olympics Closing Ceremony - after Taekwondo fighter Pita Taufatofua went viral at the start of the games https://t.co/9ZttgG4OuH https://t.co/bs0UxAfqMX

'More topless men please!' Shirtless Samoan athletes steal the show at Olympics Closing Ceremony - after Taekwondo fighter Pita Taufatofua went viral at the start of the games https://t.co/9ZttgG4OuH https://t.co/bs0UxAfqMX

Showbiz (@showbiznotices)
6:31am PDT - August 8th, 2021

RT @rapplerdotcom: @nesthypetecio11 @Olympics @Tokyo2020 LOOK: Pita Taufatofua of Tonga and team members during the closing ceremony Anto…

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5:06am PDT - August 8th, 2021

RT @RapplerSports: @nesthypetecio11 @Olympics @Tokyo2020 LOOK: Pita Taufatofua of Tonga and team members during the closing ceremony Phot…

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4:59am PDT - August 8th, 2021

RT @rapplerdotcom: @nesthypetecio11 @Olympics @Tokyo2020 LOOK: Pita Taufatofua of Tonga and team members during the closing ceremony Anto…

Roeland van Zeijst (@rovaz)
4:58am PDT - August 8th, 2021

RT @rapplerdotcom: @nesthypetecio11 @Olympics @Tokyo2020 LOOK: Pita Taufatofua of Tonga and team members during the closing ceremony Anto…

Angeline C. Francisco (@girlinme)
4:55am PDT - August 8th, 2021

Double Standards This Olympic Heartthrob Is More Than a Hot Bod https://t.co/NSVD6AZMpd via @vice Inside the Disturbing Subreddit That Sexualizes Photos of Olympic Women https://t.co/AFRJxbz1mz via @vice

Alexander Gerszeski (@shefofpain)
1:49am PDT - August 8th, 2021

ICYMI: Internet and social media sensation Pita Taufatofua has done something no other Olympic athlete has accomplished. https://t.co/Llhs0eZrNt

KSAT 12 (@ksatnews)
10:00pm PDT - August 7th, 2021

Tongan Flag Bearer Pita Taufatofua Reveals the 'Secret' to His Oily Skin! https://t.co/IZQvplvbYF via @JustJared

Gina Lawriw (@GinaLawriw)
5:46pm PDT - August 7th, 2021

RT @JustJared: Tongan flag bearer Pita Taufatofua reveals how he gets so oiled up! https://t.co/u13p8exWeY

시우주원 Siu Juwon (@JuwonSiu)
3:11pm PDT - August 7th, 2021

RT @JustJared: Tongan flag bearer Pita Taufatofua reveals how he gets so oiled up! https://t.co/u13p8exWeY

Guardian_Elite (@Guardian_Elite)
2:57pm PDT - August 7th, 2021

RT @JustJared: Tongan flag bearer Pita Taufatofua reveals how he gets so oiled up! https://t.co/u13p8exWeY

HRH Countess Stacie (@HRHStillStacie)
2:56pm PDT - August 7th, 2021

RT @JustJared: Tongan flag bearer Pita Taufatofua reveals how he gets so oiled up! https://t.co/u13p8exWeY

prince (@1203prince)
2:55pm PDT - August 7th, 2021

Tongan flag bearer Pita Taufatofua reveals how he gets so oiled up! https://t.co/u13p8exWeY

JustJared.com (@JustJared)
2:53pm PDT - August 7th, 2021

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Automatic Blogging (@MyAutoBlogging)
1:03am PDT - August 7th, 2021

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8:38pm PDT - August 6th, 2021
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Alexander (@ATGBrokers)
4:25pm PDT - August 6th, 2021
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Actors Red Carpet (@ActorsRedCarpet)
1:09pm PDT - August 6th, 2021
Behold, Tongan Flag Bearer Pita Taufatofua's

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Anthony Williams (@donteego)
12:58pm PDT - August 6th, 2021
Behold, Tongan Flag Bearer Pita Taufatofua's

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Bahdal (@Bahdal)
12:54pm PDT - August 6th, 2021

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Andrew (@ADrew86)
11:52am PDT - August 6th, 2021

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Bitesize World News (@Bitesizewn)
11:27am PDT - August 6th, 2021