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Important notice

On Tuesday 24 March 2020, the International Olympic Committee and The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced the postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

A new schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Torch Relay will be decided in accordance with the decision made on the specific dates of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Games.

The following information was compiled and released before the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games was announced on 24 March 2020.

The Shiga Prefecture Paralympic Flame Festival will feature a flame lighting ceremony and a departure ceremony at the Shiga Peace Museum in Higashiomi City. Since it opened in March 2012, the Shiga Peace Museum has had a Light of Peace continually burning. This location was selected because the desires embodied in the Light of Peace match the spirit of the Paralympic Games. Flame lighting and the departure of the Paralympic flame for Tokyo will be carried out by the next generation of athletes aiming to attend the Paralympic Games, and will be a moment to give hope and dreams to many people.

Regional flame celebration

Date City Venue
TBD Higashiomi City Shiga Peace Museum

Depart for Tokyo

Date City Venue
TBD Higashiomi City Shiga Peace Museum

Flame visits

No implementation