The Japanese Government is said to be considering excluding celebrity runners from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay when it begins its journey in Fukushima on March 25 next year.
The longest serving Priestess of the Olympic Flame Opening Ceremony has died in Athens at the age of 87.
The Olympic Torch Relay is not scheduled to begin its domestic passage from Fukushima until March 25 next year but the Olympic Flame is set to begin a separate journey across Japan in a safety lantern this weekend.
Tokyo 2020 has unveiled the Olympic Flame near the new National Stadium in the Japanese capital.
Tokyo’s Olympic Flame is set to go on display next week at the Olympic Museum. Organisers hope it will raise morale after the unprecedented postponement of the Games until 2021 in the same way that the Torch Relay 20 years ago transformed the attitude towards the Games in Sydney.
Tokyo 2020 is expected to place the Olympic Flame on public display near the new National Stadium from September 1.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Flame has been put on public display in Fukushima, where it will remain until the end of April before it is moved to the Japanese capital.
The Olympic Flame is to be put on display in the host city of Tokyo next month following the postponement of the Games because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Olympic Torch Relay throughout Japan has been cancelled after the Games were pushed back until 2021.
Tokyo 2020 President Yoshirō Mori has said that a decision on whether to continue the Olympic Torch Relay will be made in the coming days.
Huge crowds have turned out to see the Olympic Flame when it was put on display at Sendai railway station in the Japanese prefecture of Miyagi in spite of advice not to congregate.
Strong gusty winds greeted the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Flame as it arrived on Japanese soil in a very low-key ceremony at Matsushima Air Base in the prefecture of Miyagi.
The Hellenic Olympic Committee have announced that Japanese swimmer Naoko Imoto will receive the Olympic Flame on behalf of Tokyo 2020 during the handover Ceremony in the Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens tomorrow.
A Tokyo 2020 delegation will not fly to Athens to collect the Olympic Flame tomorrow as was originally planned.
Tokyo 2020 has today announced changes to certain details of the special displays of the "Flame of Recovery" that were published earlier this year, as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus.