Tokyo Considers Moving All of Olympic Torch Relay Off Public Roads

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FILED - A sticker alters the Tokyo Games from 2020 to 2021 in the gym of German wrestler Frank Staebler. On Monday local organizers said the opening of the torch relay ahead of the Games would take place without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Marijan Murat/dpa
FILED - A sticker alters the Tokyo Games from 2020 to 2021 in the gym of German wrestler Frank Staebler. On Monday local organizers said the opening of the torch relay ahead of the Games would take place without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Marijan Murat/dpa

The Tokyo metropolitan government is considering taking the entire 15-day Olympic torch relay off pubic roads as coronavirus cases continue to rise, media said Monday.

The authority announced last week that the first eight days of the relay up to July 18 would be held without spectators and away from public roads, except on small islands.

The location of the rest of the capital city leg, culminating in the delayed 2020 Olympic Games opening ceremony on July 23, was to be decided later.

The Kyodo news agency cited an official familiar with the planning as saying that the Tokyo government was inclined to move the relay in the second leg off public roads due to a renewed rise in COVID-19 cases.

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