Japan rugby captain Michael Leitch, sumo grand champion Hakuho and Yomiuri Giants manager Tatsunori Hara are set to run in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Torch Relay.
All have been nominated by municipalities in the Japanese capital, according to Kyodo News.
Each municipality in Tokyo can nominate four to eight torchbearers to run in the section of the Relay due to be held in the Japanese capital prior to the Opening Ceremony on July 24.
Officials in Sumida Ward, home to the Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo arena, nominated all-time championship record-holder Hakuho, while Hara was put forward by Meguro Ward.
Leitch was nominated by the city of Fuchu, where his Top League rugby club Toshiba Brave Lupus is based.
Other nominees include entertainer Ken Shimura, pop idol Kazuya Kamenashi and two-time Olympic judo bronze medalist Misato Nakamura.
The list of Torchbearers will soon be announced after confirmation by the relevant authorities.
The Torch Relay for the Olympic Games is due to begin in Fukushima, struck by one of the worst natural disasters ever to hit Japan when an earthquake and tsunami triggered a nuclear disaster in 2011, on March 19.