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TOKYO (AFP): Spectators will be allowed to line the route when the Olympic flame begins its delayed relay across Japan next month, organisers said Thursday (Feb 25), but cheering will be strictly banned.
BEIJING, Feb 5 (China Daily/ANN): Beijing will light the Olympic flame for a second time with a "flying ribbon" torch, whose ethereal yet dynamic design was unveiled as the symbol of the 2022 Winter Games.
OUR politicians have been getting the rap for incessant politicking, but the rest of us are equally guilty of posting messages with political content without giving much thought to our actions.
TOKYO (Reuters) - At a low-key ceremony to mark the unveiling of the Olympic flame display on Monday, Tokyo officials reiterated that next year's Games will be a symbol of hope for the world as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.
ATHENS (Reuters) - The Tokyo 2020 Olympics flame handover ceremony in Athens this week will be a scaled-down event with only a few Tokyo Games officials and torch bearers inside the stadium to protect everyone from the coronavirus, the Hellenic Olympic Committee said on Monday.
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's Olympic Committee said it had cancelled the remainder of the Olympic Torch relay through the country on Friday to avoid attracting crowds that could raise the risk of coronavirus contagion.
HAMURA CITY, Japan (Reuters) - Japanese actress Satomi Ishihara performed the first 'torch kiss' handover of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics torch relay on Saturday during a rehearsal on the outskirts of the capital.
FROM VASANTHI RAMACHANDRAN , Kuala LumpurNote: The writer was mentored by Toh Puan Uma Sambanthan and kept a compilation of her conversations.
TOKYO: Members of the Japan soccer team that won the Women's World Cup in 2011 will be the first to carry the torch for the Tokyo Olympics when the relay opens its Japanese leg on March 26, 2020.