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Tokyo Paralympic torch relay to be held in Japan’s 4 prefectures
    2021-04-02  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

THE Tokyo Paralympic torch relay will be held in the four prefectures co-hosting the Paralympic events, the organizers announced Wednesday.

Tokyo 2020 organizing committee said in a statement that unlike the Olympic torch relay, which covers Japan’s all 47 prefectures, the Paralympic torch relay will only pass the four hosting regions of Tokyo, Shizuoka, Chiba and Saitama between Aug. 17 and 24.

But flame festivals and celebrations will be taking place across all 47 prefectures from Aug. 12. Each flame festival will incorporate a flame lighting festival, a departure ceremony, visits of the flame to local sightseeing spots. The flames from each prefecture will subsequently be brought together with a flame from Stoke Mandeville, the British birthplace of the Paralympic Movement, to become a single Paralympic flame at a ceremony in Tokyo on Aug. 20.

The flame will then tour Tokyo in the climax of the Paralympic torch relay from Aug. 21 until Aug. 24, the day of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Meanwhile, Japan’s Nagano prefecture barred spectators from parts of the Olympic torch relay Thursday to prevent large groups from gathering after its capital city raised its COVID-19 alert level following a recent rise in infections. Spectators were also barred from a section of road in Nagano City that was expected to attract large numbers of people.   (SD-Xinhua)

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