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 13 – Wednesday 21 July
Venue: Shinagawa Central Park
Time: 13:55-18:23 (TBC)

Day 14 – Thursday 22 July
Venue: Shiba Park
Time: 13:55-19:13 (TBC)

For further details: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Official Site