The Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) have confirmed that new Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou will attend the handover ceremony for the Tokyo 2020 Flame which will be held at the Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens behind closed doors.
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The Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) has announced that the handover of the Olympic Flame to Tokyo 2020, scheduled for Thursday (March 19) morning, will be held behind closed doors.
The Greek portion of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay has been cancelled after what organisers have described as "unexpectedly large crowds" gathered when the flame visited Sparta this morning - but organisers insist the procession will go ahead "safely" in Japan.
For one runner, the opportunity to carry the Tokyo 2020 flame came unexpectedly today after a place became vacant following the coronavirus outbreak.
Hollywood actor Gerard Butler is expected to carry the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch when it visits Sparta on day two of its journey around Greece tomorrow.
The Tokyo 2020 Torch has begun its journey from Ancient Olympia to the Japanese capital after the traditional lighting ceremony in the place where the Olympic Games of antiquity were held.
Two students from Colorado Springs in the United States are set to carry the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch shortly after the lighting Ceremony.
Tokyo 2020’s Chief Executive Toshiro Muto has admitted they may have to look again at video guidelines for Torch bearers after a video suggesting “Torch poses” when exchanging the Flame showed the participants with an arm around one another.
The man responsible for the Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay in Greece has given assurances that the Torch will proceed to Athens without problems for the handover Ceremony to Tokyo's organisers on March 19.
No schoolchildren will take part in the flame-lighting Ceremony in Olympia on Thursday (March 12) or in the formal handover to Tokyo 2020 scheduled for March 19, it has been confirmed.
A flame has been lit successfully in the penultimate rehearsal of the Tokyo 2020 flame lighting Ceremony here in Olympia.
Tokyo 2020 have given their backing to the decision of Greek organisers to hold the lighting of the Olympic flame here without spectators on Thursday (March 12) as part of their measures against the spread of coronavirus.
Tokyo 2020 organisers have revealed that the special aircraft which will carry the Olympic flame to Japan is expected to fly from Tokyo International Airport to Athens on the morning of March 18.
The Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) has scaled down events around the lighting of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Flame next week, but insists the ceremony in Ancient Olympia will go ahead "with a sense of responsibility for the protection of public health."
Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay organisers have promised an announcement “at some point” next week after admitting to the possibility of shortening the event because of the outbreak of coronavirus.