Changes to Olympic Torch Relay format in Tokyo


The Tokyo Metropolitan task force requested Tokyo 2020 not to stage the Olympic Torch Relay on public roads 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 venues on those days as follows:

Day 9 – Saturday 17 July
Venue: Nerima General Sports Ground
Time: 13:55-18:41 (TBC)

Day 10 – Sunday 18 July
Venue: Tokyo Central Wholesale Market Adachi Market
Time: 12:55-16:28 (TBC)

Day 11 – Monday 19 July
Venue: Minamisenju Baseball Ground
Time: 13:55-17:22 (TBC)

Day 12 – Tuesday 20 July
Venue: Chuo City Hamacho Park
Time: 12:55-17:55 (TBC)

For further details: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Official Site