International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has issued a statement that the IOC will allow and recommend that national Olympic teams nominate two flag bearers for the opening ceremony of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo on July 24.
Thus, at the upcoming Olympics, the flag on an equal basis, will be carried by a boy and a girl.
At the previous Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016, swimmer Merdan Atayev was the standard bearer for Turkmenistan.
The upcoming Olympics will be the XXXII in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, from July 24 to August 9. The Paralympics will also be held there from August 25 to September 6.