Tokyo 2020: The concept of the Olympic Torch Relay known

15:00 - 16 Mar, 2019

The Torch Relay of the 32nd Summer Olympic Games will kick off in Japan on March 26. First the Olympic Torch will travel to the locations most affected by the earthquake and tsunami 8 years ago. The Torch Relay is expected to launch from the Fukushima Prefecture. The Torch bearers will take the torch to Tokyo in 121 days where on July 24 the solemn opening ceremony of the Olympics will be held.

The organizers of the Tokyo 2020 have chosen the concept of the Torch Relay which is “Hope lights our way”.

Let us recall that Tokyo hosted the Summer Olympic Games also in 1964. Tokyo is the 5th city that will host the Olympics for the second time. After the Olympic Games the Japan capital will also hold the 16th Paralympic Games from August 25 to September 9.

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