Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay concept
The schedule and dates in the footage are based on the original schedule of the Olympic Torch Relay prior to its postponement. Following the postponement, the scheduled dates were one day earlier than those in the previous schedule (the days of the week matched the previous schedule).
The concept for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay across Japan will be "Hope Lights Our Way", uniting the Japanese people around messages about supporting, accepting and encouraging one another.
The Olympic flame is often associated with a message of peace and hope, as it is carried around the host nation, and as such has become one of the most powerful symbols of the Olympic Movement. In 2020, the Olympic flame did not only symbolise the sunrise of a new era spreading the hope that will light our way, but also served to spread the joy and passion of the Japanese around the Olympic Movement.
Upon its arrival in Japan, the Olympic flame was put on display at various locations in the Tohoku region, to help underscore this message of hope in the areas affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
The Torch Relay was held in areas that pass by World Heritage Sites, famous locations, historic remains and sites that are the favourites of the local population — all locations that lend themselves to outstanding domestic and international promotional opportunities, as the charm of each destination is showcased during the 121-day Torch Relay journey.
We are pleased to introduce the torch and emblem to be used for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay.
In order to get people in Japan more excited about the Torch Relay, Olympian Tadahiro Nomura, Paralympian Aki Taguchi, actress Satomi Ishihara and comedic duo Sandwichman have been appointed as Official Ambassadors of the Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay.