Lately the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee revealed a revised plan for its torch relay, the commemorative quadrennial occasion that already kicked off on March 25th.
The torch’s journey will nonetheless traverse all 47 prefectures as initially deliberate, hitting necessary landmarks related to vital home occasions, such because the 2011 Nice East Japan Earthquake. It is going to take the torch 121 days to journey throughout Japan, with the scheduled dates for every prefecture in 2021 being at some point sooner than 2020.
Moreover, regarding torchbearers, organizers confirmed that these people already chosen earlier than the announcement of the Video games’ postponement might be given precedence within the task of operating slots for the revised Relay. It’s potential that the ultimate roster of torchbearers could differ, relying on the candidates’ schedules. Tokyo 2020 will evaluate detailed scheduling with them.
Guided by the theme, “Hope Lights Our Manner,” particularly towards the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic which brought on the Video games’ postponement to 2021, the torch relay intends to function a beacon of hope for the world within the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Video games, themselves an emblem of the resilience, the unity and the solidarity of humankind.