Tokyo 2020 flame to pass historic landmarks in Greece

Olympics Feb 24, 2020

Tokyo 2020 flame to pass historic landmarks in Greece

The flame for this summer's Tokyo Olympics will pass by historic landmarks in Greece over a period of eight days before it is handed over to Japan, Greece's Olympic Committee said Monday. According to the route of the Greek leg of the relay revealed Monday, ...

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 ...

Rehearsal for Olympic torch relay held in western Tokyo

National Feb 15, 2020

Rehearsal for Olympic torch relay held in western Tokyo

With just over a month until the Olympic flame arrives, organizers of the Tokyo Games held a dress rehearsal Saturday for the Japan leg of the torch relay. Four runners carried unlit Olympic torches for around 200 meters each in Hamura, western Tokyo, on Saturday ...

In first, female athlete to open Olympic torch relay

Olympics Feb 7, 2020

In first, female athlete to open Olympic torch relay

For the first time, a woman has been chosen to launch the torch relay for the 2020 Tokyo Games at the birthplace of the ancient Olympics in Greece. Greece's Hellenic Olympic Committee said Thursday it has picked Rio de Janeiro shooting gold medalist Anna Korakaki ...

Michael Leitch, Hakuho nominated for torch relay

Olympics Dec 8, 2019

Michael Leitch, Hakuho nominated for torch relay

Brave Blossoms captain Michael Leitch, yokozuna Hakuho and Yomiuri Giants manager Tatsunori Hara are set to run in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games torch relay after being nominated by municipalities in the nation's capital, a source on the organizing committee said Saturday. Each municipality in ...

First round of applications for Tokyo 2020 torch relay opens

Olympics Jun 17, 2019

First round of applications for Tokyo 2020 torch relay opens

Applications for members of the public wishing to run in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic torch relay opened Monday via a promotion organized by Coca-Cola (Japan) Co. Those who wish to be torchbearers in the relay, which will travel around Japan for 121 days, can submit ...

Olympics Jun 10, 2019

Coca-Cola seeks "group runner" for 2020 torch relay

Coca-Cola (Japan) Co. said Monday it is looking for a group of up to 10 people to participate together in the torch relay of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics when it opens its application process next week. According to Coca-Cola, members of the group will each ...