The Japanese city of Fukushima will receive, today, Wednesday, the torch of the Tokyo Olympics, which will be displayed until the end of this month.
Fukushima Municipality received, today, Wednesday, the torch of the Tokyo Olympics, which will be displayed until the end of this month, after the Olympics postponed next year due to the “Corona” virus.
The torch was delivered at a brief concert due to “Corona” in the national training village in Fukushima.
Only Yukihihiko Nonomora of the Organizing Committee for the Olympics attended the handover ceremony in Fukushima.
Nunomura then delivered the torch to Makoto Nogi from Fukushima municipality.
The national training village in Fukushima was chosen as the starting point for the 121-day torch relay.
The Olympic flame came to Japan to serve as a beacon of hope to those affected by the earthquake of 2011 but now it will serve as a beacon of hope to us all.
The flame has now been handed over to Fukushima prefecture until 30 April. https://t.co/psdsNP6zr8
– # Tokyo2020 (@ Tokyo2020) April 1, 2020
The torch will remain on display in the village until April 30, before moving to Tokyo, where the organizers have not decided yet where it will be shown in the Japanese capital.
The village was used as a launching center for relief efforts along the stricken coast after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, and it was only recently as a center for preparing young soccer players in Japan.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced last week that the Olympics would be postponed for one year after the agreement with German International Olympic Committee Chairman Thomas Bach.
This is the first delay in the history of the 124-year-old modern Olympics, although many tournaments, including the 1940 Tokyo Olympics, were canceled due to World War II.
Two days ago, the new date for the Olympics was launched between July 23 and August 8, 2021.