Flags to be hoisted on 8 August in honour of Estonian athletes who have participated in the Olympic Games

29.07.2021 | 21:01

Stenbock House, 29 July 2021 – At today’s cabinet meeting, the Government discussed and approved a proposal to hoist the Estonian flags on 8 August to mark the successful participation of the Estonian athletes in the Tokyo Summer Olympics and honour all Estonian athletes who have participated in the Olympic Games.
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Minister of Culture Anneli Ott called on everyone to honour the commitment, determination, and achievements of Estonia’s Olympic athletes by hoisting the blue-black-white flag on the last day of the Olympic Games. ‘Estonia has been represented in a record 14 different sports and we have received two medals, which means that the games are already special for us, but I would also like to wish good luck to those who still have to face the challenges of strength,’ she said.

The Estonian women’s épée fencing team consisting of Irina Embrich, Julia Beljajeva, Erika Kirpu, and Katrina Lehis won a historic gold medal for Estonia in a team effort at the Tokyo Summer Olympics on Tuesday. Furthermore, Katrina Lehis won a bronze medal in the women’s individual épée fencing on 24 July. In total, 34 athletes are taking part in the Tokyo Summer Olympics in addition to coaches and support staff.

According to the Government’s order issued today, state authorities will hoist the Estonian flag on the last day of the Tokyo Summer Olympics on 8 August. All households, companies, institutions, and organisations are also expected to hoist the flag in honour of the Estonian athletes who have participated in the Olympics. The Estonian flag will be hoisted at sunrise, but not later than 8.00, and lowered at sunset.

Government Communication Unit

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