China News Service, August 20. According to Kyodo News Agency of Japan on the 19th, due to the impact of the new crown epidemic, the Olympic torch relay in Tokyo, Japan has been postponed to next year. Regarding the plan for the torch relay activity at that time, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee of Japan made a preliminary decision to basically maintain the original schedule.
According to the report, a number of people involved in the Tokyo Olympics revealed the above news. However, according to the future epidemic situation, the implementation method including the number of days may also be adjusted.
On March 19, local time, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic flame handover ceremony was held at the Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens. The picture shows the representative of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee Naoho Imoto lighting the fire.
The Tokyo Olympic torch relay was originally scheduled to start on March 26, 2020. Starting from the J-Village Football Training Center in Fukushima Prefecture, it took 121 days to tour 47 prefectures and prefectures across Japan, but it was eventually postponed because of the Tokyo Olympics. cancel.
Due to the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics, the organizing committee has been committed to simplifying the hosting of the Olympics in order to cut costs. However, people related to the Olympics said that even if the number of days is reduced, the effect of reducing expenditures is not great. The change plan still needs to be negotiated with local governments and sponsors, so it is abandoned.
However, regarding the celebrations for the arrival of the torch held in various parts of Japan, the organizing committee will discuss with the executive committees of the prefectures and prefectures on simplifying matters such as downsizing.
The organizing committee said that in the torch relay to be restarted in 2021, priority will be given to the approximately 10,000 torchbearers that have been selected, and it will respect the routes that include places of interest and historical sites.