By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 02:19 PM IST
The relay is expected to start on March 25, 2021, in Fukushima prefecture from the J-Village soccer training centre, a symbol of Japan’s reconstruction from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Kyodo said, citing unidentified officials with knowledge of the matter.
By AFP | Tokyo
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2020 04:15 PM IST
Chief executive Toshiro Muto told reporters that the “grand start” of the torch relay from the disaster-hit Fukushima province would take place without spectators “in order to prevent the spread of infections”.
By AP | Tokyo
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 02:04 PM IST
They will be watched closely, as will the start of the torch relay on March 26 in Fukushima, a prefecture devastated nine years ago by an earthquake, tsunami and the meltdown of three nuclear reactors.
By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 09:36 PM IST
The Asian Games torch was lit by IOA president Narinder Batra on Sunday, who also said that there will not be any change to the 524-member squad for the quadrennial event.