Animação em vídeo da estafeta da Tocha Olímpica
March 25, 2021 - July 23, 2021 - Após o adiamento devido à pandemia de Covid-19, a chama Olímpica, que foi conservada em Tóquio durante um ano, vai passar pelas 47 prefeituras do Japão numa estafeta da Tocha Olímpica que demora 121 dias.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay will run from March 25-July 23, 2021 – following a 12-month delay caused by the global coronavirus pandemic.
During its travels the torch will visit all 47 prefecture capitals, plus hundreds of towns and villages along the way – giving people from all walks of life a chance to share in the celebration.
The Olympic torch was designed by Tokujin Yoshioka and is inspired by traditional cherry blossoms. Five petal-shaped columns surround the tip of a rose gold aluminium beacon, which produces five separate flames.
Around 30% of the aluminium metal used in the torch's construction is recycled from emergency prefabricated housing units built in the aftermath of the devastating 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.