Olympic flame to visit 14 prefectures before torch relay

Olympics Oct 27, 2020

Olympic flame to visit 14 prefectures before torch relay

The Olympic flame for the postponed Tokyo Games will go on a 14-prefecture tour from next month ahead of the scheduled start of the torch relay in March, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said Tuesday. The flame will first go on public display ...

Organizers mulling simplified torch relay for Tokyo Games

National Jun 25, 2020

Organizers mulling simplified torch relay for Tokyo Games

The Tokyo Games organizing committee said Thursday they are considering simplifying the ceremonies celebrating the arrival of the Olympic flame along its route across Japan during the torch relay next summer. Organizers intend to consult with each of the 47 prefectures aiming to keep only ...

Tokyo Olympic torch relay canceled following postponement of games

Olympics Mar 25, 2020

Tokyo Olympic torch relay canceled following postponement of games

The Japan leg of the Tokyo Olympic torch relay, scheduled to begin Thursday, has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak, Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, said Tuesday. The move comes after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee President ...