Two weeks before the Games, Paralympic torch relay begins in Japan – 12/08/2021

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The Paralympic torch relay began this morning (12) – in Brazil – in 47 Japanese prefectures. In keeping with the tradition of the event, the Paralympic Games flames are lit in each administrative region of the host country, as well as in the village of Stoke Mandeville (United Kingdom). […]

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The Paralympic torch relay began this morning (12) – in Brazil – in 47 Japanese prefectures. In keeping with the tradition of the event, the Paralympic Games flames are lit in each administrative region of the host country, as well as in the village of Stoke Mandeville (United Kingdom), the birthplace of the Paralympic movement.

Organizers of the Paralympic Games have figured their way out during a 13-day tour of Japan. Until August 20, the relay will take place at the host city halls of Shizuoka, Chiba, Saitama and Tokyo. On this day, a ceremony is scheduled at the Akasaka Palace in the capital of Japan to gather the flames of all the prefectures of the country and thus create the Paralympic flames. In the final part of the relay, the Paralympic torch will pass through 62 districts of Tokyo before arriving at the Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremony.

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The path was cut short due to restrictions imposed by the Japanese government to contain the spread of the Kovid-19 virus in the country. according to the newspaper kyodo newsRoutes are not planned on public roads, as was the case during the Olympic torch relay in Tokyo in July. Guidelines for event participants to watch the Paralympic torch relay are to wear a mask and the population to stay in their city hall. Despite all the precautions, the organizers said they are alert to any need to change the format of the event due to the consequences of the pandemic.

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inspired by torch sakura, a traditional cherry blossom from Japan. A hallmark of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, sustainability appears once again in the event’s symbol: the Paralympic torch was made with 30% recycled aluminum. This material was used in the construction of prefabricated housing after the earthquake and tsunami that hit the country in 2011.

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The Tokyo Paralympic Games marked the 16th edition of the event that began in Rome (Italy) in 1960. It is expected that 4,400 athletes will take part in the competitions scheduled to be held on 24 August and ending on 5 September. The Brazilian delegation will consist of 257 athletes.

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