The relay begins on March 25 from the northeastern prefecture of Fukushima and can crisscross the nation. It ends on July 23 on the opening ceremony in Tokyo.
TOKYO, Japan — The torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Olympics is to start out in a month, which must be an indication that the troubled Olympics are on observe to start on July 23.
It was at this stage at the beginning of the torch relay slightly below a yr in the past — simply after the Olympic flame arrived from Greece — that the Olympics had been postponed due to the coronavirus.
Organizers on Thursday learn out an inventory of guidelines concerning well being measures for the 10,000 torchbearers and others who’re to participate, together with followers. Additionally they cautioned that adjustments to the route or runners may come with out a lot discover.
“No shouting, no cheering. Please cheer by clapping your palms and preserve applicable distance in case there’s overcrowding,” Yukihiko Nunomura, the vice director normal or the organizing committee, instructed a briefing.
Torchbearers can be allowed to run with out sporting a masks, however all others are required to put on one.
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The relay begins on March 25 from the northeastern prefecture of Fukushima and can crisscross the nation. It ends on July 23 on the opening ceremony within the Nationwide Stadium in Tokyo.
Fukushima is the a part of Japan that was closely broken on March 11, 2011, by an earthquake, tsunami and the meltdown of three nuclear reactors.
The exact staring level of the relay can be J-Village positioned within the city of Naraha.
There was speak after the postponement of dropping all or a part of the torch relay for security causes, or to save cash and simplify the video games.
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However it was stored, partly as a result of it’s a closely sponsored occasion backed by Coca-Cola and Toyota, and different massive sponsors equivalent to Nippon Telegraph and Phone, Nippon Life Insurance coverage, Panasonic, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airways, and Visa.
Native sponsors have poured in about $3.5 billion to those Olympics, many with out a lot probability of a return due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restricted tourism for the video games — if any — and the one-year delay.
The native sponsorship contribution is a minimum of twice as massive as any earlier Olympics.
The Worldwide Olympic Committee and organizers introduced earlier this month the so-called Playbooks for the Olympics. They spell out how the Olympics in Tokyo can be held. They’re to be up to date in April and June with extra particulars.
The price of the Tokyo Olympics continues to soar. The official price ticket is $15.four billion, however Olympic prices are notoriously tough to trace. A number of authorities audits have mentioned prices are a minimum of $25 billion and perhaps extra.
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