SPORTS Olympic flame to be kept in Tokyo


Olympic flame to be kept in Tokyo


18:45, March 29, 2020

TOKYO, March 29 (Xinhua) -- The Olympic flame will be displayed in Fukushima for a month before being kept in Tokyo, local reports said on Sunday.


The logo for the Tokyo 2020 torch relay is pictured as the Olympic flame goes on display at the Aquamarine Fukushima aquarium in Iwaki in Fukushima prefecture on March 25, 2020, the day after the historic decision to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. (Photo: AFP)

Japanese broadcaster NHK said that the flame, which arrived in Japan from Athens on March 20, will be on display in J-Villiage, Fukushima from April.

"The show will be managed carefully to avoid coronavirus spread," the report said. "It would be suspended should there is a big crowd."

The flame will be brought back to Tokyo but Tokyo 2020 has not decided where to keep it before the torch relay starts next year.

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