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The torch relay for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will likely start at a soccer facility in Fukushima Prefecture that was used as an operational base for dealing with the 2011 nuclear crisis, sources with knowledge of the matter said Tuesday.

The J-Village national soccer training center became a symbol of reconstruction in disaster-hit northeastern Japan after accommodating thousands of workers engaged in the cleanup at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, located some 20 km away.

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