Olympic Torch Arrives In Tokyo Ahead Of Summer Games

Jul 10, 2021, 4:02 PM
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Governor of Tokyo Koike Yuriko L, Official Ambassador of the Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay Taguchi Aki R, and Japanese former professional tennis player Matsuoka Shuzo attend the unveiling ceremony for the Olympic Flame of the Olympic Torch Relay in Tokyo, Japan on July 9, 2021. (Photo by Christopher Jue/Xinhua via Getty Images)
(Photo by Christopher Jue/Xinhua via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Olympic torch arrived at the site of the 2020/21 Summer Games in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, two weeks before competition.

It was an unusual Olympic torch relay as the public in Tokyo was kept away due to COVID-19 concerns and the country entering a state of emergency. The flame arrived two weeks before the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympic Games.

According to reports, the torch was brought on a stage in a lantern that was handed to Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike. Olympic organizers announced on Thursday night that fans would not be allowed to attend the torch relay as it arrived in Tokyo on Friday.

Tokyo and Olympic officials announced recently that spectators would not be allowed to attend any of the events during the Summer Games due to a recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

The Tokyo Olympics begin on July 23, 2021. Click here for KSL Sports’ exclusive coverage of the Games.

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