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Anthony Foster
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13/03/2020 10:16 pm  

The Olympic Torch Relay in Greece has been suspended by the country’s Olympic Committee because of the coronavirus outbreak. It began in ancient Olympia yesterday.

The handover to Tokyo 2020 organisers is still set to proceed on 19 March - without spectators.


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Anthony Foster
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14/03/2020 7:30 am  

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has once again insisted that the Olympic Torch Relay in Japan will go ahead, despite the Greek leg being cancelled yesterday.

As the coronavirus pandemic grinds much of the world's sporting calendar to a halt, Tokyo 2020 organisers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have insisted they are still planning for the Games and Relay to go ahead.

"We're taking thorough infection measures with regards to the Olympic Torch Relay domestically", Koike is quoted as saying by Japan Today.


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