Olympic Games Might Go as Planned and Flame to Make Visits to 14 States
Did you also missed watching Summer Olympics like us? If hadn’t been for corona we could have already finished the Olympic season. The Summer Olympics in Tokyo were to be held from July 24 to August 9 of this year but later in March it was postponed to next summer due to the pandemic.
In despite of the ambiguity caused by COVID-19, World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said that the organizers won’t be backing down from hosting the games in 2021. If the games go as planned make sure you have a betting account before the excitement begins. Get a betting account without limits and be a part of this amazing world!
Sebastian Coe had recently become a member of the IOC. He visited Tokyo last month and met with several high-ranking officials in there. These meetings included meeting the organizing committee chief Yoshiro Mori and the sports and Olympics ministers of the Japan. Coe mentioned about these visits like this:
"The future is uncertain but let me give you a slightly more optimistic message. I recently visited Tokyo and met top officials there including ministers in the government. There I can see a cast-iron determination to stage the games.”
“The Games may be different, there will probably be adaptations, they will probably demand more from your teams that we have not seen in any Olympic Games before. But please reassure your athletes as they enter preparation phase that there is a strong determination (among officials in Japan) to stage the Olympic Games."
It sounds quite assuring, doesn’t it?
Just a couple of days ago it was also reported that, before the torch relay starts in March, the Olympic flame of the 2020 Tokyo Games will go on for a 14-state tour across Japan as of November.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan the Olympic flame first will be on public display in Ishikawa State in the central Japan on November 7. After that, it will be on display in several other locations away from the relay course. These displays will happen mostly at places like facilities associated to Olympic sports and local festivals.
The flame will visit 73 municipalities in total across the 14 states of Ehime, Fukuoka, Gifu, Hiroshima, Hokkaido, Ishikawa, Iwate, Kochi, Mie, Nara, Niigata, Oita, Osaka, and Yamaguchi and prefectures until March 16.
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