Report Tokyo 2020 Ceremonies in Tokyo 2020 Ceremonies Discussions Posted August 9, 2021 5 hours ago, baron-pierreIV said: I doubt if (including Paralympic Ceremonies and medal ceremonies for both Games) it came to more than US$25 mil. What did they pay Ballich? $300K might be fair. $500K would be too much for a consultant only. Drones were probably loaned on a deal with Intel. I say $25 mil is generous -- but if they really checked their expenses, might be closer to $17-18 mil. The big prop was the stage and the Cauldron. For the 2 cauldrons, I'd guess $2.75 mil. And they may be using the same for the Paras. They used the same one for Nagano for both sets of Games. BTW, those gauzy outfits of the Field Marshalls have been the tackiest to date. I don't know what they were supposed to be. I’ve seen articles (dec 2020) mentioning a ceremonies budget of US$117m , and that was before a potential increase .