Tuesday , 26 September 2023

Revised Outline of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay Announced

The Olympic Flame is now in the Japanese capital and will begin its journey on 25/03/2021

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today announced an outline of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay planned for 2021. The Olympic Torch Relay will start its journey on 25 March 2021 from the J-Village National Training Centre in Fukushima Prefecture and then traverse all 47 prefectures across Japan. In principle, the route and the schedule of the Relay will remain as originally planned.

As the year 2021 will mark the 10th anniversary of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay aims to showcase the recovery of the areas worst affected by the disaster, in line with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay concept 'Hope Lights Our Way'. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will additionally symbolise the light at the end of the dark tunnel; a beacon of hope for the world in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Games, themselves a symbol of the resilience, the unity and the solidarity of humankind.

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