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“No torch relay, but Olympic flame by car from Japan ‘

The Olympic flame will not be a torch relay runners to go through Japan, but in a lantern by car transported by the various regions of the country to the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. It has reported a spokesman for the local authorities in Fukushima.

The flame was Friday from Greece arrived in Japan. The plane carrying the torch on board landed at an air base in Matsushima, in the northeast of the country. Next Thursday would begin the traditional torchlight procession in Fukushima and arrive in Tokyo on July 24 during the opening ceremony.

There was already chosen a retrenched relay, in which the public would be excluded as much as possible because of the outbreak of coronavirus. The spread of the contagious virus to go, has now decided not to put runners on, but the torch in a lantern to create a car.

It is questionable whether the torch anyway his journey can begin by Japan. Is expected within a few days the decision to postpone the Games in Tokyo.

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