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 ...

Olympics Jun 1, 2019

2020 torch relay to pass historic sites

The organizing committee of the 2020 Games said Saturday the Tokyo Olympics' torch relay will pass through major Japanese landmarks, including World Heritage sites and areas devastated by recent natural disasters. According to the route revealed by organizers, the torch will travel to 857 municipalities ...

Olympics Dec 21, 2018

Strong numbers as Tokyo 2020 volunteer drive closes

Volunteer recruitment for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games is well on track to meet its target of 80,000 volunteers, according to figures revealed by organizers on Thursday. Roughly 162,000 applicants, more than double the 80,000 target, had completed the initial online procedure to ...

Tokyo Olympic torch relay tasked with uniting disaster-hit regions

National Apr 21, 2017

Tokyo Olympic torch relay tasked with uniting disaster-hit regions

With the 2020 Tokyo Games dubbed the Olympics to help reconstruct disaster-hit regions, torch relay organizers are tasked with providing a genuine sense of involvement for people still finding their way back to normality. Starting discussions in February, organizers decided the best way to achieve ...