Olympic relay to start in disaster-hit Fukushima

Sports | 13 Jul 2018

The torch relay for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will begin in Fukushima, a region devastated by the 2011 tsunami and resulting nuclear disaster.

The route for the relay, scheduled to start on March 26, 2020, was approved organizers at a meeting with government officials. The torch will head south to the subtropical island of Okinawa before returning north and arriving in the Japanese capital on July 10.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

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