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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 Tottori Prefecture Paralympic Flame Festival will feature flame lighting at two locations – Tottori City and Yonago City, which are the main cities in the east and west of the prefecture – and the flame will visit all cities, towns and villages throughout the prefecture.
After that, a flame gathering ceremony will be carried out for the prefecture in Kurayoshi City in the central part of the prefecture, which is still recovering from the 2016 Central Tottori Earthquake and working to build a prosperous future, and a departure ceremony will be held to send the Paralympic flame on its way to Tokyo, the host city.
Flame lighting will be carried out using methods relating to the Tottori Sand Dunes and Daisen, which are nationally and internationally renowned tourist spots.
Regional flame celebration
Flame Gathering in Prefecture
Depart for Tokyo
Paralympic flame visits will be carried out in all 19 cities, towns and villages throughout the prefecture during the five day period between 13 and 17 August. In addition to exhibiting the Paralympic flame in places such as public facilities, welfare facilities and shopping centre, events and exhibitions, etc., will be held regarding parasports.