Japan ready to organize Tokyo Olympics amid COVID crisis
Japan ready to organize Tokyo Olympics amid COVID crisis

The spread of the coronavirus pandemic across the world has created panic situations all over. Despite tough situation, Japan prepares for Tokyo Olympics & Paralympics.

The torch relay launched on March 25 from J-village football training center in Fukushima prefecture is continuing around Japan. This preparation is being progressed due to the Tokyo Olympics, as it is the symbol of overcoming the Corona crisis. Last year, in March, the Olympics torch arrived at Fukushima from Athens. After the decision of postponement of Tokyo Olympics torch relay was suspended. The torch relay is going around Japan to prevent corona infection. The audiences to support the Olympic torch relay are limited due to pandemic. People are watching it on TV or internet communication and are supporting the Olympics event. While the runners are very cheerful and cooperative. Ms. Seiko Hashimoto, Chairman of the Olympic Organising Committee said that "The success of the Tokyo Olympics is guaranteed by overcoming Corona infection. To realise it, we shall make efforts. Already, we have decided to hold a marathon game in Sapporo Hokkaido. The region has cool climatic conditions during summer. As the torch relay is going around Japan, we have been witnessing a good response. Energetic athletes, contributors and people`s positive response have encouraged me and the Japanese people."

The country is making big efforts to hold safe Olympics and Paralympics amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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