Virus fears halt public display of Olympic flame in Fukushima

Olympics Apr 7, 2020

Virus fears halt public display of Olympic flame in Fukushima

The public exhibition of the Olympic flame in Fukushima Prefecture will be suspended after Wednesday due to escalating concerns about the spread of the new coronavirus in Japan, the Tokyo Games organizing committee said Tuesday. The flame was put on display last Thursday following the ...

Japan welcomes Olympic flame as doubts swirl over games

Olympics Mar 20, 2020

Japan welcomes Olympic flame as doubts swirl over games

The flame for this summer's Tokyo Olympics arrived in Japan on Friday, beginning the domestic buildup to the games even as doubts persist over what impact the COVID-19 pandemic may have on the country's hosting of the sporting showpiece. The Japanese leg of the torch ...

Fukushima safe to host Tokyo Olympic torch relay, says governor

National Feb 19, 2020

Fukushima safe to host Tokyo Olympic torch relay, says governor

Fukushima Prefecture, devastated by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, is safe to host its leg of the Olympic torch relay, the prefecture's governor has said. The government has designated the upcoming Tokyo Games as the "Reconstruction Olympics," and the torch relay is set ...

2020 Olympic torch relay details announced

Olympics Mar 12, 2019

2020 Olympic torch relay details announced

The Japan leg of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic torch relay will start at a the J-Village soccer facility in Fukushima Prefecture that is considered a symbol of the country's reconstruction from the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori said ...

Soccer / J. League Mar 9, 2017

JFA reveals plan to help rebuild Fukushima Prefecture

The Japan Football Association on Thursday adopted an action plan that focuses on helping Fukushima Prefecture continue its recovery from the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters. The prefecture is home to the J-Village soccer training center, which has been used as the forward ...

Soccer Feb 17, 2016

JFA set to announce J-Village as 2020 base for Japan's soccer teams

The Japan Football Association on Friday will announce that its men's and women's teams will use the J-Village in Fukushima as their training base for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The J-Village training center has led the frontline ...