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July 7, 2021
Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games
Tokyo 2020 Preparation
Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay:
Information about Live Streaming Broadcast

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay in Tokyo will start on Friday 9 July. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of the sections of the torch relay planned to be held on public roads from Friday 9 to Friday 23 July have been canceled, with the exception of isolated island areas.

However, as a replacement for the public road sections of the torch relay, a flame lighting ceremony will be held without spectators. This ceremony will be streamed live on the website of the Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Preparation, so please enjoy it in the comfort of your home.

1. Live streaming broadcast

1) The live streaming broadcast of this event can be viewed on the Bureau of Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Preparation portal website at the link below.
https://www.2020games.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/special/eng/enjoy/torch/

In addition, prior to the lighting ceremony on each day, special programming such as video footage highlighting the distinctive cultural features of the municipalities planned for each ceremony section will be broadcast starting approximately 30 minutes prior to the first lighting ceremony section (however, this programming will air after the fourth lighting ceremony section on Friday 9 July).

2) Schedule

Friday 9 July

I. Unveiling ceremony for the Olympic flame of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay (Venue: Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports Ground, athletic field)

An unveiling ceremony will be held for the Olympic flame when it arrives in Tokyo after it finishes traveling around the country.

Scheduled streaming time

8:45 – 9:20

Stream content
  • Welcome program by the trumpet quintet of the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
  • Speech by the governor of Tokyo
  • Notification of the arrival of the torch lantern in Tokyo and the start of the Tokyo Metropolitan area torch relay
  • Commemorative photos
II. Lighting ceremony (Venue: Machidashibahiro in Machida City)
Sections for which runs on public roads were planned Scheduled streaming time Content
Section 1 Setagaya 12:55 - 13:23
  • Speech by a local government representative
  • Torch kiss
  • Commemorative photos
Etc.
Section 2 Komae 15:05 - 15:22
Section 3 Inagi 17:15 - 17:35
Section 4 Machida 19:25 - 20:17

 

Saturday 10 July

Lighting ceremony (Venue: Fujimori Park in Hachioji City)
Sections for which runs on public roads were planned Scheduled streaming time Stream content
Section 1 Tama 14:55 - 15:25
  • Speech by a local government representative
  • Torch kiss
  • Commemorative photos
Etc.
Section 2 Hino 15:40 - 16:14
Section 3 Akishima 17:05 - 17:37
Section 4 Hachioji 17:47 - 18:57

 

Sunday 11 July

Lighting ceremony (Venue: Mizuho View Park Stadium in Mizuho Town)
Sections for which runs on public roads were planned Scheduled streaming time Stream content
Section 1 Hinohara 14:25 - 14:38
  • Speech by a local government representative
  • Torch kiss
  • Commemorative photos
Etc.
Section 2 Okutama 14:48 - 15:05
Section 3 Hinode 16:35 - 16:51
Section 4 Ome 17:01 - 17:25
Section 5 Mizuho 17:35 - 18:17

 

For the lighting ceremony, the torchbearers who were schedule to run on the day will light the torch and pass it around to one another (this action is called a “torch kiss”) on the stage and within the venue.
The Olympic flame will be passed for each section, then placed in a lantern at the end of each section. Next, the torch of the first torchbearers for the next section is lighted from the lantern. The final torchbearers for the day places the Olympic flame on a special celebration cauldron, ending the lighting ceremony for the day.

2. Cautionary points

  1. All of the ceremonies listed under 1. above will be held without spectators. Please be aware that anyone other than the approved participants will be unable to enter even if they go to the venue.
  2. All of the listing streaming times are tentative and may be subject to future changes. Any changes will be notified on the website.

*Please click here for the original Japanese article.

Inquiries (Assistance in Japanese only)
Planning and Coordination Section, General Affairs Division
Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Preparation
Phone: 03-5320-7985

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