Olympic torch relay finishes its first day in Fukushima
25 Mar 2021
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.