Olympics – Olympic Flame Handover Ceremony – Panathenaic Stadium, Athens, Greece – March 19, 2020 An athlete holds the Olympic torch during the Olympic flame handover ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. The ceremony is being held behind closed doors as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues Aris Messinis/Pool via REUTERS

The Tokyo Olympic flame has been handed over to Japan’s northeastern Fukushima Prefecture to be displayed for a month.

A simple ceremony was held at the J-Village National Training Centre, where Tokyo 2020 COO Yukihiko Numomura handed the lantern containing the flame to Makoto Noji, director of the culture and sports bureau of Fukushima.

The Olympic flame, which was lit at Olympia, Greece on March 12, arrived in Japan on March 20.

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