Japan's Fukuoka prefecture to cancel Olympic torch relay - Kyodo

FILE PHOTO: The Olympic flame is passed from torch to torch during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics torch relay on Amami-Oshima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, April 27, 2021, in this photo relased by Kyodo. Kyodo/via REUTERS

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Fukuoka prefecture will cancel the Olympic torch relay in the prefecture, Kyodo News agency reported on Friday.

It would be a first for a whole prefecture not to have runners participate in the event, Kyodo said.

(Reporting by Daniel Leussink; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)

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