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 ...

Olympic flame passed to Fukushima in low-key ceremony

Olympics Apr 1, 2020

Olympic flame passed to Fukushima in low-key ceremony

Tokyo 2020 organizers left the Olympic flame in the hands of Fukushima Prefecture on Wednesday, where it will be on display in a lantern for the next month after the games were postponed for a year due to the coronavirus outbreak. The handover took place ...

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 ...

Olympic flame arrives at Panathenaic Stadium

Olympics Mar 14, 2020

Olympic flame arrives at Panathenaic Stadium

A day after the Greek leg of the Tokyo Olympic torch relay was called off when spectators crowded the roadway in the midst of the new coronavirus outbreak, the flame arrived in the nation's capital on Saturday. The flame, lit in Ancient Olympia on Thursday, ...

Greek leg of torch relay suspended over virus

Olympics Mar 13, 2020

Greek leg of torch relay suspended over virus

Greece’s Hellenic Olympic Committee said Friday it will suspend the rest of the torch relay in that country for this summer’s Tokyo Games, due to concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus. The decision was made a day after the Greek leg of the ...

Olympics Jan 10, 2020

Hydrogen to fuel 2020 Olympic flame

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics unveiled a plan to use hydrogen as the fuel for its Olympic flame cauldron at a meeting of the International Olympic Committee general session on Friday. It would be the first time the next-generation fuel has been used for ...