The 32nd edition of the Olympic Games began in Tokyo on Friday, where Luxembourg will be represented by 12 athletes.

The Luxembourg Olympics Committee announced that cyclist Christine Majerus and swimmer Raphaël Stacchiotti will bear the Luxembourg flag at today's opening ceremony.

This summer's Games represent Stacchiotti's fourth outing, while it will be the third time Majerus has participated at the Olympics.

Friday will also represent a first for gender equality as both athletes will bear the flag at the same time.

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Schonns bei den Olympesche Spiller 2008 zu Peking huet de Raphaël Stacchiotti de Lëtzebuerger Fändel bei der Erëffnungszeremonie gedroen. Deemools war hie 16 Joer al. / © Roland Miny