Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay to begin in Fukushima



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12 Jul 2018, 09:43 IST

Tokyo, Jul 12 (AP) Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics say the torch relay will begin in Fukushima, an space hit by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear catastrophe.

The route was accepted by the organizing committee at a gathering with the central and Tokyo governments right now.

The relay will begin on March 26, 2020 in Fukushima and can head southward to Okinawa earlier than making its approach north once more and arriving in Tokyo on July 10.

Organisers need the 2020 Olympics to assist showcase Japan’s restoration from the catastrophe that took greater than 18,000 lives and triggered meltdowns on the Fukushima nuclear energy plant.

Whereas reconstruction from the catastrophe is making regular progress, greater than 70,000 individuals stay displaced from their communities.

The 2020 Olympics, the second within the Japanese capital following 1964, run from July 24 to August 9

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