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Here are the revised details for the Tokyo Olympic torch relay

The torch relay will start on March 25 2021 in Fukushima and travel through Japan’s 47 prefectures

Kasey Furutani
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Kasey Furutani

Now that we’re less than a year away from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it seems like schedules are being confirmed to create a landmark event – an international spectacle held during a pandemic. While there will be certain measures to accommodate the pricey postponement and prevent the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus, it seems like the Games will still go according to plan, albeit on a smaller scale. 

On September 28, the revised outline of the Tokyo 2020 torch relay was announced. The schedule is almost identical to the original plan, except the dates will be one day earlier to match the days of the week. Starting March 25 2021, the relay will begin in J-Village National Training Centre in Fukushima and travel for 121 days through Japan’s 47 prefectures. The route, which begins in Fukushima and ends in Tokyo for the opening ceremony, will stay the same. 

There will be a whopping 15 days dedicated to Tokyo, where the torch will pass through the Ogasawara Islands, the western suburbs of Tachikawa and Koganei, and finish in Shinjuku on July 23 2021. 

More details on the Games’ coronavirus prevention measures will be announced soon. 

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