Tokyo Olympics torch relay enters the southern island of Okinawa

May 01 2021 06:56 PM
Tokyo Olympics torch relay enters the southern island of Okinawa

The Tokyo Olympics torch relay enters the southern island of Okinawa this weekend. Let us share that in this torch relay 10,000 runners participate from all over Japan. This relay has started six weeks ago and was held almost as planned, despite major route changes in Osaka and Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture.

Here it is to be noted that the relay section of Miyakojima, a resort island in Okinawa set on Sunday, was completely canceled due to a surge in Japan. Other legs in Okinawa will also be held. Diving and volleyball on Saturday became the first Olympic test events to include international athletes since such competitions resumed last month, as both began under close supervision in Tokyo.

The diving World Cup also a qualifier for this summer's Games, features more than 200 athletes from 50 countries including powerhouse China. However, Participants are undergoing COVID-19 testing every morning and have to maintain health information on smartphone apps. Additionally, they are kept in a "bubble", restricting movements to between the hotel and venue.

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