April 16, 2021

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Osaka requests cancellation of Olympic torch relay leg

Authorities in Japan's Osaka, who have repeatedly said they want to cancel one leg of the Olympic torch relay, formally requested that the route through the western city be cancelled, a Tokyo 2020 organising spokesperson said on Monday. The relay, due to reach Osaka in mid-April, is seen as the first major test of Games organisers' abilities to hold a large event under strict coronavirus curbs. ...

Authorities in Japan’s Osaka, who have repeatedly said they want to cancel one leg of the Olympic torch relay, formally requested that the route through the western city be cancelled, a Tokyo 2020 organising spokesperson said on Monday. The relay, due to reach Osaka in mid-April, is seen as the first major test of Games organisers’ abilities to hold a large event under strict coronavirus curbs.

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