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November 29, 2019
Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Preparation

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay
Governor Koike’s comments on the announcement of the route overview

The Tokyo Torch Relay Committee is studying matters related to the torch relay through Tokyo. At this time, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee has announced the overview of the Paralympic Torch Relay route and other affiliated events. To see an overview of the torch relay route through Tokyo municipalities as it is currently planned, please refer to this document (PDF:148KB).

In response to the Organising Committee’s announcement, Governor Koike has issued the following comments.

Governor Koike’s comments

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay will culminate with flames harvested across Japan brought together and united into one flame in Tokyo. As the host city, Tokyo will bring the hopes of each and every citizen of Japan for the Paralympic Games and the passion and excitement of the Olympic Games to the Paralympic Opening Ceremony.

Tokyo is the first city to host the Paralympic Games a second time. To ensure the Games contribute to realization of an inclusive society, the torch relay route will include places where diverse groups of people come together to participate in various activies.

The success of the Tokyo 2020 Games will be determined by the success of the Paralympic Games. Working with many, including the people of Tokyo, we will build excitement for the Paralympic Torch Relay and lead the Tokyo 2020 Games to success.

Inquiries (Assistance in Japanese only)

Planning and Coordination Section, General Affairs Division
Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Preparation
Phone: 03-5388-2248