March 23, 2020 / 12:29 PM / 13 days ago

Japan plans to scale back Olympic torch relay - NHK

TOKYO, March 23 (Reuters) - Japan’s Olympic organising committee plans to dramatically scale back the torch relay until a formal decision on the Games is made, public broadcaster NHK said on Monday.

The event, which was due to start on March 26 will now use laterns in to carry the Olympic flame and will be more of a “tour” than a relay, NHK said. (Reporting by David Dolan and Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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