Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee announced the route of the Tokyo Olympic torch relay yesterday, which will take place for 121 days from March 25 next year. The route of the relay is basically the same as the route formulated before the postponement.
The Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee said that fewer vehicles and participants would be reduced during the torch relay, but the number of torchbearers remained unchanged.
According to the torch relay plan announced by the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, the first day of the torch relay will begin on March 25 next year at the Fukushima National Football Training Center, and arrive at the Olympic Stadium on the opening day of the opening ceremony on July 23.
During the 121-day relay, the torch will spread to 859 districts in 47 prefectures of Japan, and the number of torchbearers will remain about 10,000 as planned.
Last night, on the 100-day countdown to the torch relay, the clear sky tower, a Tokyo landmark, also lit up the “cherry blossom gold” color corresponding to the color of the Tokyo Olympic torch.
“We hope that the energy of the torch relay can be maximized to burst out and infect the audience. For those viewers who want to see the torch relay across Japan, we prepare the way for them to watch online.” Yukihiko Nomura, deputy director of Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, said that the torch relay will be shared with the world.
Yukihiko Nomura described that some protective measures will be taken during the torch relay, and specific measures are still under study.” We wanted to simplify the process as much as possible, so we’ll try to reduce the number of cars and spectators.” Yukihiko Nomura said that the torch relay was spread throughout Japan and there would be many participants.
Olympic Organizing Committee had decided to take social distancing measures at the assembly point and the torch handover. “We will do enough to respond and do our best to prevent the spread of the epidemic.”