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The flame goes out in Japan

The Olympic Flame is displayed during the handover ceremony of the lantern containing the Olympic Flame from Tokyo 2020 to Fukushima at the J-Village National Training Centre in Naraha-town on April 1, 2020. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)

The Olympic flame will no longer be exposed to the public in Fukushima,
The organizers of the Games announced one day after the announcement by the Japanese government of its intention to declare a state of emergency in seven regions, before the
multiplication of coronavirus cases in the country

The torch of the 2020 Games, initially scheduled for July and August in Tokyo and postponed a year due to the situation of world crisis generated by the new coronavirus pandemic,
I was exposed since last week in Fukushima, to northeast of Honshu, the main island of the archipelago: a place oaded with symbolism, nine years after the earthquake, the Tsunami and the nuclear disaster of March 2011.

At first, we wanted to keep your public exposure until end of april. But given recent events, we have decided to turn it off & quot; declared the spokesperson of the organizing committee
of the Tokyo Olympics which didn’t mean the place in the that it was going to be saved.
After arriving on March 20 from Greece, where he had been lit, was due to depart according to initial plans on March 26 from Fukushima to be carried by Japan until her arrival to Tokyo on July 24, the day the ceremony was to take place opening of the Games.


With information from the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee

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