Olympic torch relay finishes its first day in Fukushima - GulfToday

Olympic torch relay finishes its first day in Fukushima

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Olympic torch bearer Yoshihide Muroya lights the celebration cauldron at Hibarigahara Festival Site in Minamisoma, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. Reuters

A runner carrying the Olympic torch completed the first day of the relay in Fukushima, Japan, on Thursday, an event that was postponed for a year due to the global pandemic.

With waves, smiles and high fives - but no cheers - the Olympic torch relay set off on Thursday, beginning a four-month countdown to the postponed 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, the first ever organised during a deadly pandemic.

Reuters

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