Tokyo Olympics CEO and organizers outline COVID-19 torch relay measures

Olympics Mar 4, 2020

Tokyo Olympics CEO and organizers outline COVID-19 torch relay measures

The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee informed the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday of its plans to cope with conditions related to the current coronavirus outbreak during the torch relay starting from March 26. Speaking with the IOC executive board via teleconference from Tokyo to discuss ...

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 ...

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 ...