Tokyo 2020 Olympics torch unveiled

Last Updated: March 21, 2019

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics torch unveiled

Tokyo 2020 Olympics torch unveiled

21 March 2019 Current Affairs: Tokyo 2020 Olympics unveiled a cherry-blossom shaped torch for the Games as the city prepares for the famed flower season to begin in coming days.
The top part of the torch is shaped in the traditional emblem of the sakura, or cherry blossom using the same cutting-edge technology as in the production of Japan's bullet trains, the organisers said.
The shiny rose-gold torch, which is 71 centimetres (28 inches) long and weighs 1.2 kilograms (2 pounds 10 ounces), uses aluminium construction waste from temporary housing built for victims of the 2011 quake and tsunami.
Fukushima was chosen as the starting point for the Olympic torch relay.
 Japan has dubbed the 2020 Games the "Reconstruction Olympics" and wants to showcase recovery in regions devastated by the disaster.

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