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Olympic torch relay to cover all of Japan

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The start of the Olympic torch relay will take place on March 25, 2021, there are no changes in the schedule.

The start of the Olympic Torch Relay ahead of next year's Summer Games in Tokyo will take place on March 25 in Fukushima Prefecture. This was announced on Monday on the website of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee.

No changes have been made to the schedule and route from compared to the original plan for this year, which wasn realizable due to the coronavirus pandemic and schedule the competition. The start date of the relay, as well as the start date of the Games, has been shifted one day ahead. The race, as planned, will last 121 days, and the torch is planned to be carried through all 47 prefectures of the country.

At the same time, the organizers intend to take a number of measures related to the prevention of the spread of coronavirus. Also, in order to save money, it is planned to reduce the number of vehicles in the column behind the torch runners, and the scale of related festive events in each prefecture.

The organizing committee also announced that the Paralympic torch relay will take place from 12 to 24 August. During this time, burning torches will be delivered from the territory of 47 prefectures of Japan and Tokyo, the flame of which will light the Paralympic flame. At the same time, the events with runners will be held in located near the Japanese capital, the prefectures of Shizuoka, Saitama and Chiba.

The Tokyo Games were scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the competition was postponed for a year. The Olympic Games will take place from 23 July to 8 August 2021. Paralympic Games - from 24 August to 5 September. At the same time, the name of the Tokyo 2020 Games will be retained.

The Olympic flame was delivered to Japan before the decision to postpone the Olympics. The flame lantern is now temporarily on public display at the  museum next to the main Olympic stadium.

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