Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic torch.
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic torch.

Important notice

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay will be held from 12 August 2021 until 24 August 2021, during the transition period from the Olympic Games to the Paralympic Games. It will aim to create a festive atmosphere in the run-up to the Paralympic Games while maintaining the momentum generated by the Olympic Games.

Going forward, Tokyo 2020 will coordinate with the authorities in each prefecture regarding the detailed schedule of Flame lighting festivals, departure ceremonies and other ceremonies along the route of the Relay. More information will be available in due course.

As of September 28, 2020

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay will be divided into three separate parts

1. The flame of passion will burn brightly in various locations across Japan

A Heritage Flame Celebration will be held in Stoke Mandeville in Great Britain – the spiritual birthplace of the Paralympic Movement – and flame lighting festivals will take place at several locations across the host country, Japan. These flames will also visit schools, hospitals and facilities connected with the Paralympics in each prefecture of Japan.

2. The brilliant light tours the co-host prefectures of the Paralympic Games

In addition to the flame lighting festival and flame visits, torch relays will be held in these three prefectures, each of which will host Paralympic events. Teams of three torchbearers will transport the flame, with the aim of boosting public interest and support ahead of the Paralympic Games.

3. All the passion supporting the Paralympics comes together as one. The Paralympic flame is born!

The flames from each flame lighting festival and the torch relays from all over Japan will be brought together in Tokyo, where the official Paralympic Flame will be lit. The final four days of the Paralympic Torch Relay will then commence in Tokyo.

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic torch.
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic torch.
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