- "Olympus Coliseum" and "Hero's Fanfare" from the Kingdom Hearts series were featured alongside other video game tracks during the Parade of Nations at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games today
The Opening Ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games was held today, marking the beginning of the XXXII Olympic Games. As is tradition, the Opening Ceremony featured the athletes of the various participating nations of the world marching into the Olympic stadium in what is known as the Parade of Nations. This time around, the Parade of Nations featured tracks from various video games developed in Japan, including two from the Kingdom Hearts series!
The tracks, "Olympus Coliseum" and "Hero's Fanfare", can be heard while various countries' athletes are marching into the stadium. The Parade of Nations also featured tracks from other Square Enix franchises, including "Victory Fanfare" from the Final Fantasy series, "Initiator" from NieR, and "Introduction" from the Dragon Quest series, as well as other franchises such as "eFootball Walk On Theme" from Pro Evolution Football and "Star Light Zone" from Sonic the Hedeghog.
The games, which were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, will run through August 8th.