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Tokyo Olympic Torch Relay Will Be Viewed Livestream

Enjoy the torch relay from your home

By Caleb Cello    - 1 min read

With the recent lockdowns due to Covid-19, the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has decided to forego spectators during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Torch Relay beginning on March 25.

The ceremony, which will be held in the J-Village football training center near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, will take 121 days to complete, involving an estimated 80 to 90 runners a day who will run 200 meters each. After lighting up the cherry-blossom-inspired Tokyo Olympic torch, the Olympic Flame will be carried in turns by about 10,000 torchbearers across the nation’s 47 prefectures. The relay will end on July 23 and will signal the start of the Tokyo Games.

While cheering is not expected throughout the relay route, the entire event will be streamed live both on NHK Online and on the official Tokyo 2020 website. Further guidelines for the Olympic Games will be tackled by the committee by the end of April. Stay tuned for further updates.

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Elizabeth S 3 weeks ago
The torch relay is scheduled to pass by the former villa of Kano Jigoro who was instrumental in bringing Japan to the Olympics, in July.
Kim 3 weeks ago
Nice to know that people will still be able to enjoy it online.