Changes to Olympic Torch Relay format in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture


Given the current situation of COVID-19 in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, the Miyagi prefectural task force requested Tokyo 2020 not to stage the Olympic Torch Relay on public roads in part of Sendai and to hold Celebration events. As such, Tokyo 2020 will implement an alternative lighting ceremony format whereby each torchbearer will pass the Olympic flame to the next torchbearer at a “torch kiss” point at the Celebration venue as follows:

Day 3 Sendai City (Section 9, 10) – Monday 21 June
Venue: Miyagi Nohara Park Athletic Field (Sendai City Track and Field Stadium)
Time: 16:46 - 18:54

For further details: Miyagi Prefecture Official Site (Japanese Only)