Greece hands Olympic flame over to Japan

The Olympic flame was handed by Greece to Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games at a no-spectator ceremony on Thursday. The Olympic flame is scheduled to arrive at Japan’s Matsushima Air Base on Friday, transported by a charter flight from Athens.

A 121-day torch relay will begin next Thursday in Fukushima prefecture and proceed through 46 prefectures to Tokyo.

Citizens are discouraged from gathering to watch the relay, at least until April 1.

Source: VOV5