Tokyo Japan Set to Welcome the Olympic Flame in March 2020

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Less than half a year prior to the commencement of the much anticipated 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic games, hundreds of thousands of sports enthusiasts across different parts of the globe are looking forward to witness the various sports games during the course of the entire Olympics. Meanwhile, the Japanese government is preoccupied in implementing measures to ensure the safety of both participants and spectators of the international sports event.

 

Despite a series of public hesitation on whether or not the prestigious sports events will push through amid the corona virus outbreak, the Organizing Committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games assured that it will definitely proceed as planned. In fact, this month they announced that there will be a ceremony to welcome the arrival of the so-called Olympic flame.

 

The said ceremony will be conducted on March 20, 2020 particularly at Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Matsushima Base in Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture. The major cities of Ishinomaki, Matsushima and Onagawa are now currently preoccupied in preparing for the welcoming ceremony. Selected children from these cities will officially greet the international committee in charge of the Olympic flame.

 

Meanwhile, the Blue Impulse aerobatic team will draw up the iconic Olympic symbol in the sky by utilizing trails with colored smoke. In order to add more life and music into the welcoming ceremony, the Central Band of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) will be performing lively songs such as but not limited to the official 2020 Olympic Torch Relay Background music entitled “Hope Lights Our Way”.

 


Prior to the much anticipated arrival of the Olympic flame, another flame lighting ceremony will be held at the Temple of Hera in the country of Greece on March 12, 2020. Following the torch rela, a flame handover ceremony will take place in the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens on March 19. Thereafter, the Olympic Flame will be transferred to Japan on board “TOKYO 2020 Go”.

 

Reference: Olympic flame arrival ceremony details announced

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