Fans, but no cheering, for delayed Olympic torch relay

President of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Organising Committee Seiko Hashimoto smiles before the start of opening remarks session of the press briefing on operation and media coverage of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay in Tokyo on February 25, 2021.

Photo credit: Behrouz Mehri | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The torch relay was scrapped just days before it was due to kick off last year when Japanese and Olympic officials took the unprecedented decision to postpone Tokyo 2020 over the coronavirus pandemic.

Tokyo, Japan

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