Tokyo 2020: Women’s 2011 World Cup winners to kick off Olympic torch relay

(Last Updated On: December 17, 2019)

Tokyo 2020: Women’s 2011 World Cup winners to kick off Olympic torch relay

Japan’s 2011 Women’s World Cup-winning team will kick off the 2020 Tokyo Olympic torch relay in Fukushima, the area devastated by a tsunami, earthquake and nuclear meltdown eight years ago.

Organisers said on Tuesday that the Olympic flame would begin the Japan leg of its journey on March 26, starting at the J-Village sports training centre in Fukushima that housed workers battling to remove radioactive waste after the nuclear crisis.

It will cross through all of Japan’s 47 prefectures on its 121-day journey, taking in landmarks such as Mount Fuji and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, dedicated to the victims of the world’s first atomic bombing in 1945.

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