The Olympic torch relay will begin on March 25, 2021 in Fukushima Prefecture and will last 121 days. This is reported on the website of the organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic games in Tokyo.
The relay will start at a soccer training center in Fukushima city, and then go through all 47 prefectures in Japan. It is reported that the organizing Committee of the Games is considering a number of countermeasures aimed at ensuring the safe and reliable conduct of the relay, which may be affected by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, the organizing Committee is exploring options for organizing a more simplified and efficient Olympic torch relay.
Recall that initially the Olympics in Tokyo were supposed to be held in July-August 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was postponed to the same dates in 2021.
President Vladimir Zelensky set a task to hold the Olympics in Ukraine
Minister of youth and sports of Ukraine Vadim Gutzeit told about plans to hold the Olympics in Ukraine. This task, despite the huge expenses, was set by President Vladimir Zelensky.
“The President set a task to bring the Olympics to Ukraine. But this requires a material and technical base. Now we are looking at whether this is possible or not. If possible, what you need to build.
The President told me a week ago to give me a technical task for the Olympic games. Now we are preparing. Whether they will give us the Olympics or not is another question. The main thing is that we will again build sports facilities where Ukrainians will train later.
How appropriate is the Olympiad for the budget of Ukraine? We’ll never do anything like this. Why not? Why not hold the world University games? Why not hold the world Cup? It’s foreigners who come and bring money. This is a boost in infrastructure – hotels, sports facilities. If you approach wisely and build objects that will not be idle.
The President of the diving Federation, Igor Vladimirovich Lysov, has built a swimming pool. Each year, carry out the world Championships for juniors or adults in the European Championships. We have the potential. Here we held Euro 2012. Have you seen the nation come together? Super! How everyone was sick, no matter how bad someone was. The President has set a task — we will fulfill it,” Gutzeit quotes Tribuna.com.