Tokyo Olympics 2020: Fukushima Flame display cancelled over coronavirus concerns
The exhibition of the Olympic Flame, due to remain on display in Fukushima until the end of the month, will be cancelled over coronavirus concerns, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced on Tuesday.
Tokyo: The exhibition of the Olympic Flame, due to remain on display in Fukushima until the end of the month, will be cancelled over coronavirus concerns, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced on Tuesday.
In what was intended as a symbol of resilience, the flame went on display a week ago at the J-Village, Japan’s national soccer training centre, used as a rescue headquarters during the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011.
But following the Japanese government’s decision to declare a state of emergency on Tuesday, Olympic organisers have cancelled the exhibition.
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