Statement about the cancellation of the Greek leg of the Olympic Torch Relay

Lausanne | Switzerland: 12 March 2020: Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee acting President, Toshiaki Endo at the lighting of the flame ceremony held in Ancient Olympia, Greece.
Lausanne | Switzerland: 12 March 2020: Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee acting President, Toshiaki Endo at the lighting of the flame ceremony held in Ancient Olympia, Greece.

Tokyo 2020 has been informed that the Greek leg of the Olympic Torch Relay has been cancelled. Please find below Tokyo 2020’s statement on this decision:

“Tokyo 2020 has been informed that the Greek leg of the Olympic Torch Relay has been cancelled. However, we have been also informed that the Hellenic Olympic Committee has agreed to carry out the handover ceremony as planned on March 19th, although there will be no public in attendance. Tokyo 2020 will continue to collaborate closely with all related organisations including the IOC and the Hellenic Olympic Committee.

"Tokyo 2020 will bring the Olympic Flame back to Japan, and in line with the countermeasure policy set by the national government, we will work closely with all municipalities and related organisations in Japan to ensure the Olympic Torch Relay safely begins on March 26. The IOC and Tokyo 2020 have also reconfirmed today that both parties will continue to stay in close collaboration with all relevant organisations as we prepare to deliver a safe and secure Tokyo 2020 Games opening on 24 July 2020 as planned.”

Please refer the Hellenic Olympic Committee's press release for your reference.
https://mailchi.mp/4a7db0c867be/fv0ivan046-582595?e=d8795835c0